Camp Video

From Audiovisual Identity Database

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Eric S.

Editions by
Eric S.

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AdjustTracking and 4R Geo


An independent label that released a couple of dozen bad films (on purpose) in the mid-to-late 80's and then disappeared, only to resurface in 2007 (rebranded as Camp Motion Pictures) to release more 80's Shot-On-Video (SOV) horror films on DVD.

1st Logo (1986-1990s)

Camp Video (1986).jpg

Logo: On a space background, we see a sun and the planet earth, with a star shooting around earth. The shooting star then reveals "CAMP" in a paintbrush sans-serif font with blue chrome texture on it and three black bars behind, then the word "VIDEO" and under that, "YOUR TICKET TO THE FUTURE!" appear under it in a cheaply chyroned, sans-serif font.

Technique: The star shooting, the word "CAMP" coming.

Music/Sounds: The Stuka siren from the "Ju 87 dive bomber", cut off by the roar of a jet or rocket fly-by when "CAMP" appears.

Availability: Extremely rare. This appeared on a lot of awful B-movies, many within the "SOV" subgenre. These include VHS releases of Video Violence and Woodchipper Massacre. Their releases are very hard to find and in high demand due to their rarity.

Legacy: The cheapness and overall unsettling nature of the logo is fitting, considering it appears before low-budget horror movies.

2nd Logo (2007)

Camp Motion Pictures (2007).jpg

Logo: We see a rotating Earth in space, in front of a slowly-moving star field and subtly moving clouds in the background. A flying saucer emerges from the foreground and begins shooting lazers at the Earth. After spinning around the Earth a few times (continually shooting it with lazers), the Earth splits open, revealing a mouth that eats the flying saucer. The words "CAMP MOঢ↑ON P↑CঢURES" (with instances of "I" and "T" replaced with arrows) zooms forward, and wobbles briefly before stopping. Beneath this text, "" fades in below.

Technique: The globe spinning, stars and clouds moving, the flying saucer orbiting and shooting lazers at the Earth, the Earth eating the flying saucer, the zooming text.

Music/Sounds: TBA.

Availability: Seen on post-2007 releases from the company, which can be found on DVD.

Legacy: The cartoonish CGI (which is surprisingly professional) helps play up the silliness and tone down the spookiness. By extension, this is a much tamer (and funnier) logo than its previous iteration.

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