Videorama (Germany)

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Videorama was a German pornographic film production company and distributor founded in the late 1970s that distributed internationally throughout North America and Europe. It presumably dissolved in the early 1990s.

1st Logo (1970s-1980s)

Visuals: There is a blue and white spiral pattern tilted to the right. As a guitar lick begins to play, the spiral pattern rapidly blurs up and changes color. This goes on for a few seconds, then on a translucent black background the word


(in a blocky '70s-style font, ITC Pioneer) on a whitish background surrounding the letters appears several times, gradually getting larger. Then the "VIDEO" half appears, then the "RAMA" half, and the full word appears; then the word zooms in. The spiral pattern fades out and the words:


(in a different 1970s-style font) quickly fade in.

Technique: Scanimation for the spiral background, and computer animation for the "VIDEORAMA" appearing.

Audio: A rock tune that turns into a loud, bombastic orchestral fanfare.

Availability: Seen on porn tapes from the US and PAL regions, such as Trashi.

2nd Logo (1980s)

Visuals: On a black background, there is a pink circle, with other pink circles that pop up a couple times for a split second surrounding it, zooming in slowly After that, they disappear, then another circle appears with pink stars flashing in the background, while still zooming in. Then an orange shape draws around the circle to resemble an eye. As the eye gets closer to the screen, it disappears, then letters quickly appear from left to right to form the word


set in the Marvin font (designed by Michael Chave at Face Photosetting), then a blue box surrounds the word, with lines also surrounding the box, the color in the letters disappears. After a seconds the word becomes light pink, while the box changes to hot pink, the lines around the box disappear, forming the logo, the word "PRESENTS.." appears below the logo, and the stars come back, while the logo slowly zooms out from us.

Technique: Motion-controlled animation.

Audio: A 1970s theme.

Availability: Seen on porn videos at the time. [Examples?]

3rd Logo (1990s)

Visuals: The logo opens with shots of a woman stripping herself. When she's done, she shows off her body as the camera pans down, then she waves her hand around her waist as a curved white line forms, superimposed over the footage (the line follows the direction of the woman's hand). The line transforms into the box from before (but in red), and "VIDEORAMA" in the same font as before wipes in inside the box. The inside of the box then fades into a footage of the woman's lips smiling. A diamond transition effect takes us into a gradient pink background as "Have Fun..." in red cursive font wipes in, before pieces of the red Videorama logo fly into view and merge together. The background fades into black.

Variant: There's a male version that appears on gay releases from the company.

Technique: Live-action for the woman stripping herself, and computer animation for the logo forming.

Audio: Part of the opening of "Roulette" by the Future World Orchestra, which fades out early at the end.

Availability: Seen on porn releases from the company. [Examples?]

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