UFA Video

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum

1st Logo (1979-1986)

Visuals: On a space background with an overhead view of the Earth at the bottom, a three-dimensional UFA logo flies in from the top-right in a tilted position, leaving a thick solid red-yellowish-white trail with some plastic glare, then "UFA präsentiert:" in a typewriter font wipes in below. The logo and text fade out, leaving the space background, and the words "Einen kurzen Blick in die große UFA-Video-Welt" would fade in with the same font as before.

Technique: Cel animation.

Audio: A high string note breaking into the triumphant fanfare accompanied by the swoosh.

Availability: Check ebay.de for VHS tapes with a UFA print. [Examples?]

2nd Logo (1994-2002)

Visuals: The screen zooms through the void of space, suddenly a pink laser comes in from the top-left and hits the near bottom-right corner, forming a grid floor. The horizon flashes and the grid shines, and afterwards, a purple shimmering glowing rhombus rises from the horizon to the near-top. A light ping rises from the left corner of the rhombus to the top and shatters, revealing the familiar signature logo inside the rhombus, then a red outline wipes in quickly from the top followed by a white outline wiping in from the bottom. However, the logo zooms in and lowers a little, and the text quickly dissolves in below the rhombus, reading:


Technique: CGI.

Audio: A spacey synth tune that turns into a dramatic fanfare. Whooshes and crashes are heard throughout.

Availability: See above.

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