Timpson Films

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum



Background

Timpson Films is a New Zealand film production company founded by Ant Timpson in 2007.

1st Logo (March 8, 2013)


Visuals: On a black background, there is a giant "T" turning the same way as the United Artists "Turning UA" logo. Then a hand flicks on the letter, causing it to fall down to reveal the words "TIMPSON FILMS". Dust from the crash can be seen.

Technique: A combination of CGI and live-action by Vinewood Animation.

Audio: A parody of the "Turning UA" logo's music which ends when the hand appears, a heavy "ding" when it flicks the "T", and another "ding" sound when the "T" crashes.

Availability: Only seen on The ABCs of Death.

2nd Logo (September 18, 2014-October 2, 2015)

Visuals: On a black background is the bold white text "TIMPSON" on top of the thin text "FILMS", with a line between them. The logo zooms in a little.

Trivia: Despite the logo's retirement, this is still used on the company's website and as a print logo.

Variant: There exists a still version.

Technique: Camera-controlled animation.

Audio: None, or the opening theme of the movie.

Availability: Only seen on ABCs of Death 2 and Deathgasm. Surprisingly not found on Houndbound or Turbo Kid.

3rd Logo (September 9, 2015-August 2, 2016)


Visuals: On a black background, there is a dead naked man (his sexual organs can be seen partially) with a bulging belly lying on a satanic pentagram. His right hand and left leg are also cut off. Suddenly, his organs and blood start spewing out of his anus at a rapid pace, stylizing as "Timpson" with the organs, and "Films" formed with the blood which comes from his anus. His right foot also twitches at the end.

Technique: 2D animation by Wade Cowin.

Audio: The man's stomach groaning and a loud blood-splattering noise, followed by the sound of a person throwing up.

Audio Variant: On the trailer for Deathgasm, the trailer's theme plays instead.

Availability: So far, seen on The Greasy Strangler, ABCs of Death 2.5, and the trailer and opening credits for Deathgasm (the 2nd logo appears during the opening).