Bregman/Baer Productions Inc.

From Audiovisual Identity Database

(September 10, 1993-November 3, 1995)

Logo: The logo starts off with a black background. A blue beam of light cuts through the middle of the screen long ways, and portion of the bottom half turns blue. The logo turns on its side to reveal it being two 3D semicircles on angle from each other like a hinge. The semicircles open, again like a hinge. the blue beam of light then slices both semicircles in half. This makes the top half slide a bit foward. The tops of all four semicircles fade, making it look like waves. the beam wipes under the waves bringing in large font "BREGMAN/BAER" and under it, in smaller font "Productions, Inc.". The logo ends withought fading.

Variant: An in credit version exists where the logo is smaller, the abstract B's are turquoise and the text has a tannish hue.

Trivia: The logo was created by Rod Dyer Design.

Technique: The beams forming, the semicircles being cut and the text forming. Very decent animation that holds up quite nicely.

Music/Sounds: A synthesized strike which is followed by 4 rising piano notes, several chimes and sparkles, and then 8 gradually rising synth brass notes (played along with synth crunches) as the logo is formed. The 8th note is held out longer and it ends with an orchestral hit. This theme was composed by Walter Werzowa.

Availability: Rare. Seen on The Real McCoy, Carlito's Way, The Shadow, The Hunted, and Gold Diggers: Secret of the Bear Mountain. The in-credit version is a hard call since most of the movies produced by the company merely show the animated logo at the end of their films.

Legacy: The beams flashing around about four times may get to some. The theme might not sit well with most viewers either (especially considering how it starts almost out of nowhere), but it should be fine for those who've seen this logo before.

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