Spotlite Video

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Spotlite Video was a division of NTA Home Entertainment initially and later of Republic Pictures Home Video that released public domain material.

1st Logo (1980s-1985?)

Visuals: On a blue background, a purple flash appears from the middle of the screen. As it eases back slightly, the words "SPOTLITE VIDEO" zooms in towards the screen, flipping as it rests in the middle.

Technique: Computerized 2D animation.

Audio: The fanfare from the first Commonwealth United Entertainment logo, where it actually begins playing before the logo appears, during the FBI Warning screen.

Availability: Seen on public domain releases, such as The Lady Vanishes (1938).

2nd Logo (1985-1986)

Visuals: On a black background, after a triangle shaped iris-in effect, there are four searchlights moving back and forth in a jerky fashion (with two being yellow and the others orange with the last orange one being a darker color). After a moment, the lights meet and the screen flashes yellow from the lights meeting. After the flash dies down, the top where the lights meet has three circles inside each other (red, yellow and orange), which is actually the "O" in "SPOTLITE". Below is "VIDEO". A "™" symbol appears near "VIDEO".

Technique: Computerized 2D animation.

Audio: A synthesized fanfare with the last note sustaining itself when the flash appears.

Availability: Seen on public domain VHS releases from the mid-1980s. Some of these include two reel VHS releases of The Little Rascals shorts.

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