Epitome Pictures

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Background

Epitome Pictures was a Canadian television production company based in Toronto, Ontario. It was founded by Linda Schuyler and Stephen Stohn in 1992. In 2016, Epitome was absorbed into DHX Media (later WildBrain), and the Epitome name and branding ceased.

1st Logo (January 11, 1995-April 22, 2011)

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Logo: On a black background, a T-shaped torch flies into view and reveals a grainy wall, first orange, than a beige color. As the torch flies in, shadows are seen coming into focus forming "EPI OME" in a similar font to the torch. "PICTURES INC." is seen below the second half. The shadowy words settle, forming the word "EPITOME" with the torch. The torch rests along the wall as we fade out.

Technique: The light.

Music/Sounds: Fire blazing.

Availability: Rare. Can be seen on Instant Star and pre-2011 episodes of Degrassi: The Next Generation.

2nd Logo (July 18, 2011-August 2, 2015)

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Logo: On a black background, a orange abstract flame appears and the flame lights up the room, revealing the shadows of "EPITOME" The camera pans down, revealing the real words in white and the flame coming from the "T", similar to the first logo. The flame keeps moving as everything but the flame fades out. Starting in 2014, a DHX Media byline appears below.

Technique: The camera pan, the fire.

Music/Sounds: Similar sounds to the previous logo.

Availability: Common. Seen on 2011-2015 episodes of Degrassi: The Next Generation.

Epitome Pictures
DHX Media
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