Blinding Edge Pictures

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Background

Blinding Edge Pictures is the production company of writer and director M. Night Shyamalan, whose full name is Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan.

1st Logo (November 22, 2000)

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Logo: We see a profile of a flying man zooming out to the sun. There the sun forms a rectangle, saving lens flare outside. The profile of the flying man is now seen over the rectangle, and below BLINDING EDGE PICTURES is written in italics. The whole logo is tinted light blue.

FX/SFX: The light effects in the logo.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen only on Unbreakable.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo (August 2, 2002-June 4, 2015)

Logo: It's basically the same logo as before, but now in white colors, and the name is in a normal font. The light effects are used against a dirty brown background.

Trivia: This logo was designed by Shine Studios, which also created the Harpo Films and the 2012 MGM logos. The video of it can be seen here. Curiously, the logo is also on Picturemill's Vimeo page, indicating that they were involved in production as well.

Variant: There is a variant with the man moving on a zoetrope, before reaching the sun and the rest of the logo moves normally.

FX/SFX: The light effects.

Music/Sounds: None, or the opening theme of the movie

Availability: Seen on every film by M. Night Shyamalan from Signs to After Earth. Also seen on the first four episodes of season 1 of Wayward Pines.

Editor's Note: None.

3rd Logo (June 11, 2015-July 27, 2016)

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Logo: We see a man (much like Inspector Gadget) backing us while facing a giant orange circle and multiple lens flares and circular rainbows. At the other half of the screen below, it's a plain black BG reads "BLINDING EDGE PICTURES".

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme.

Availability: Seen on Wayward Pines starting from season 1, episode 5 up until the series' end.

Editor's Note: The trippy, psychedelic nature on the lens flares may startle some, but this is more of an eye feast than a scary logo.

4th Logo (September 11, 2015- )

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Logo: We see a black eagle flying away from the camera in some sort of fog. Then we see a nude woman with a mask on in the background. The eagle flies towards the woman and stops when it reaches her chest, revealing BLINDING EDGE PICTURES below. The woman then grabs the eagle and smiles. The whole logo is tinted brown.

Trivia: The logo is based on Enigma, a painting by Julio Reyes in 2014. M. Night Shyamalan purchased the painting in 2015, and later purchased the rights on the painting, for the uses as the main icon on the logo.

FX/SFX: The fog, the eagle, and the woman smiling, designed by Filmograph.

Music/Sounds: None, or the opening theme of the movie.

Availability: Current. It debuted on The Visit and was later seen on Split, Glass and Old. Also seen on Servant on Apple TV+. It is most likely to be seen on future M. Night Shyamalan films.

Editor's Note: None.

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