Screen Australia

From Audiovisual Identity Database

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Screen Australia was formed in 2008 by merging three Australian government departments: The Australian Film Commission, Film Australia and Film Finance Corporation Australia.

1st Logo (2008-2012)

Logo: On a black background, we see the words "SCREEN AUSTRALIA" zoom out from the screen. The EE's are mirrored and orange. The logo shines while the Australian Government coat of arms fades in below.

Variant: There is a TV version that has the Australian coat of arms on the left and the logo on the right with a vertical line separating the two logos. Also there is an early version used on Bran Nue Dae and Charlie and Boots which is similar to the TV variant but the logo is put on a white background.

Technique: The zooming back, the shining. None for the TV variant.

Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the movie or the closing theme of the TV show.

Availability: Used to be common, althrough other films has no logo, only the text instead. It was intact on all movies and TV shows funded by the Australian Government from this time period. Examples of Screen Australia movies include Bran Nue Dae, Tomorrow When The War Began and Red Dog.

2nd Logo (September 6, 2012-)

Logo: Throughout the entire logo sequence we see paint, bubbles and strokes circling around each other in a flurry of activity. In the centre of this circling, if we look carefully, we can see a film projector light. Then the various paint objects form themselves in a zig-zag formation. Then the words "Screen Australia" blur inside the paint stroke. Also during the entire logo sequence the paints change colour, in chronological order: green, blue, purple, pink, red and orange.

TV Variant: The coat of arms is still on the left with the new logo on the right. A line still separates the two logos.

Other Variant: There is a variant from blue color.

Technique: The paint colors dancing around the film projector light and painting itself to form the logo. None for the TV variant.

Music/Sounds: A calming, nature-inspired piece which also features the sound of a kookaburra, a native Australian bird. The closing theme for the TV show variant.

Availability: Seen on all movies and TV shows funded by the Australian Government from mid-2012 onwards. The first film to use this logo was Kath and Kimderella. The first TV shows to use this logo were Howzat!: Kerry Packer's War and season 2 of Go Back To Where You Came From. It has also since showed up on shows produced by Glitch Productions on YouTube that Screen Australia has funded, such as Meta Runner and Sunset Paradise.

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