Roadshow-Lorimar Home Video

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Background

This was a joint venture of Roadshow Entertainment and Karl-Lorimar Home Video (later Lorimar Home Video).

Logo (Mid-Late 1980s)

Visuals: Over a black background is the beginning animation of its American counterpart, except this time it forms the words "ROADSHOW-LORIMΛR-HOME VIDEO", with "ROADSHOW-" in yellow, "LORIMΛR-" (in its standard font) in red, and "HOME VIDEO" in blue. Then the Roadshow logo fades in with a "rippling" effect in yellow.

Technique: Early computer effects.

Audio: A deep synth note (not unlike that for the Lorimar HV logo in America) combined with a whooshing sound, then when the "V" appears, a deep synth chime (which is actually a preset on the Yamaha DX7 known as "TUB BELLS").

Availability: Seen on children's videos, special interest films, and family films from the company.