Starscreen

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Background

This was the theatrical distribution division of CEL.

Logo (13 December 1984)


Visuals: On a black background is orange lines move from the top right. They then twist to become a circle. The circle unwinds itself to form a star shape. Right when the star is being formed, a bright yellow light flashes and the whole star is engulfed in white light as a blue filmstrip is formed around the star. When the filmstrip finishes, a white light shines beneath it. It turns out to be the word "STARSCREEN" in a futuristic font. Above it is "A" and underneath "Presentation". Below the logo a byline along the lines of "A SUBSIDIARY OF" in very tiny font fades in. Next to it is the CEL logo and underneath are the words "COMMUNICATIONS AND ENTERTAINMENT LIMITED".

Technique: Scanimate.

Audio: A rising synth arrangement with base, pads and harps. When the star shines, there is a laser sound accompanied by a synth drum, followed by a 3-note synth trumpet. The music ends with a 4-note stinger.

Availability: It's probably plastered on most current prints of Starscreen titles. Appears twice on the 1984 PBV VHS of The Last Starfighter; one time in 4:3 letterbox.

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