UFA Video

From Audiovisual Identity Database

1st Logo (1970s-1980s)


Logo: On a space background with an overhead view of the Earth at the bottom, a three-dimensional UFA logo flies in from the top-right in a tilted position, leaving a thick solid red-yellowish-white trail with some plastic glare, then "UFA präsentiert:" in a typewriter font wipes in below. The logo and text fade out, leaving the space background, and the words "Einen kurzen Blick in die große UFA-Video-Welt" would fade in with the same font as before.

Technique: The logo flying in and the words typing in. Good 70's animation.

Music/Sounds: A high string note breaking into the triumphant fanfare accompanied by the swoosh.

Availability: Extremely rare.

2nd Logo (1980s)


Logo: We zoom through the void of space, suddenly a pink laser comes in from the top-left and hits the near bottom-right corner, forming a grid floor. The horizon flashes and the grid shines, and afterwards, a purple shimmering glowing rhombus rises from the horizon to the near-top. A light ping rises from the left corner of the rhombus to the top and shatters, revealing the familiar signature logo inside the rhombus, then a red outline wipes in quickly from the top followed by a white outline wiping in from the bottom. However, the logo zooms in and lowers a little, and the text quickly dissolves in below the rhombus, reading:


Technique: The grid, rhombus, and the space background.

Music/Sounds: A spacey synth tune that turns into a dramatic fanfare. Whooshes and crashes are heard throughout.

Availability: Rare. Seen on some German tapes.

Legacy: The synth tune suddenly turning to a dramatic one and the effects used will scare some.

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