From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Proserpine Editions was a French home video company that produces videotapes. It later became a division of Musique: Exoria. After that, it was defunct in 1991.

1st Logo (1980-1985)

Visuals: On a black background, an aureolin Ionic Roman column top, cut at an uneven 45 degree, "flips" into place as a glowing copy appears behind it. As the column top "flips" into place, a trailing purple stripe moves from near the center to the bottom right corner, changing color when it reaches it. A rainbow trails down from the top left corner to the bottom left corner, covering the background. The text:


zooms and "flips" into place.

Technique: 2D computer animation.

Audio: A droning synth tune.

Availability: Can be seen on early tapes like the edited 1984 version of Queen: We Will Rock You.

2nd Logo (1985-1990)

Visuals: A neon blue grid with a white TV and a white Ionic Roman column zooms in so that the column faces us and the grid turns so that the back of the TV faces us. The grid backs up and zooms out as a rainbow flies into behind the TV. The screen cuts to the front of the TV and the rainbow hits the back of the TV, making the screen flash and become rainbow colored. The rainbow emerges from the screen and turns so that it takes up the screen and heads to the column. The screen cuts to the column and the rainbow hits the column top, making sparkles and break the column top off. The rainbow, rest of the column, and grid move down as the column top spins. The column top moves to the right and then the left as the rainbow hits the column top, turning it into an outline and "Proserpine" flashes in. The rainbow flies off the screen and a parallelogram draws in. The logo moves over to the left and a yellow line draws beside the right side of the logo. A row of sparkles expands and tears the lower right part of the background apart, revealing the rainbow background, making it identical to the logo seen on later Proserpine tapes.

Variant: There's a widescreen and zoomed in version on Coup de Force a Berlin.

Technique: CGI mixed with traditional animation.

Audio: A catchy rock tune with a heavenly choir near the end.

Availability: Seen on the company's videotapes during this time.

3rd Logo (1990-1991)

Visuals: On a black background, the Proserpine logo from before zooms in as 6 differently colored bars slide up in front of the logo. The bars then slide down behind the logo, forming the print logo on some Proserpine tapes at the time. The logo shines. At the end of tapes, the text "MUSIQUE: EXORIA" appears in the lower-right corner.

Technique: Simplistic computer animation.

Audio: An ominous synth rock tune with a proud beat when the lines appear, possibly composed by Exoria. Flute notes are heard when the bars slide down.

Availability: It was seen on their last releases. [Examples?]

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