Panos Productions (Demonstration Reel, 1978)
Here's a promo demo reel for Panos Productions, a local Chicago video production house that produced some local TV commercials and at least one program. (Outdoor Sportsman on WCIU Channel 26)
The fonts seen here are from a very primitive CG system, along the lines of 3M Datavision (but different from what was used by WSNS Channel 44).
Roughly two seconds of EIA RS-189 color bars and two short ~1 kHz beeps, followed by 'PANOS PRODUCTIONS DEMONSTRATION REEL' title card
Commercial: Fannie May candies (not to be confused with Fannie Mae, the Federal National Mortgage Association) - sale on Christmas candies (voiceover by Jim Hill)
Commercial: Woodfield's 7th Anniversary Hit Parade - mimes previewing upcoming appearances by Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra (October 18th), Chicago Symphony Chamber Players (October 20th), Beatlemania, magic acts, and Gus Giordano's jazz dancers (voiceover by ??)
Commercial: District Furniture & Appliances - "Come Down to the District" (voiceover by ??)
Commercial: Jimmy "The Greek" for Pro Football Weekly newspaper - 13 issues for $9.95 (voiceover by ??)
Political ad: Michael Bakalis for Governor - a third variant, skewering Governor Thompson over potholes on Illinois' roads (following this and this example) - "Paid For By a Lot of People Who Want Mike Bakalis to Be Governor Committee" (ending voiceover by ??)
Next is a set of "Story Boards," leading off with a commercial for Hawaiian Punch and another for Country Companies Insurance ("You'll Love the Country Way"), all done in cheaply-animated drawings
This demo reel in this form did not air anywhere, but the ads themselves (save for the two Story Boards) would have aired on local Chicago TV during the 1977-78 period.
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Date Uploaded: 05/27/2017
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