Bootleg Films

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Descriptions by
Fabeza

Captures by
Camenati

Video captures courtesy of
AussieRoadshow

Background

Bootleg Films was an Australian production company. Its only known production was the obscure 1985 exploitation film Bootleg.

(1985)


Logo: We fade and slowly zoom into into what appears to be an entire galaxy. About a second later a bright light fades in. It begins to rotate, getting brighter and brighter before the light totally takes up the screen. We fade out from white to a red 3D shape of Queensland, Australia with an army green filmstrip that has the text "BOOTLEG FILMS" on it wrapped around the outline (all on a black background). Six dashes move towards the top of the shape before being revealed to be a symbolization of radio airwaves made up of six rows of dashes (six in each row). The "airwaves" flicker on and off (a la RKO) before the logo fades out a couple seconds later.

Trivia: The logo's shape is the state of Queensland, Australia, which is where the film Bootleg was filmed.

Technique: The light and the "airwaves".

Music/Sounds: It starts with four rising analog synth chords, and as the "airwaves" appear we hear a synth imitating Morse code.

Availability: Extremely rare. Only known to appear on the obscure 1985 film Bootleg.

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