Midocean Motion Pictures - "Demo Reel" (1979?)
Here's the final part of a demo reel from Midocean Motion Pictures, a production and graphics firm which worked "in association with" EUE-Screen Gems (the latter of "S From Hell" infamy, spun off from Columbia Pictures).
This came from a 3/4" Umatic tape that was kept by Cathy Mustari, art director for WFLD Channel 32 from 1974 to the late '80's, from a time when the station was actively shopping for production houses to handle their graphics for opens/closes, bumpers, promos, etc.
This reel includes:
- Midocean opening bumper (with background music consisting of a segment of Kraftwerk's 1977 hit "Trans-Europe Express")
- Commercial for Zenith System 3 color television - with computer Space Command remote control on many 19" and 25" (diagonal models), with cable TV switch - "Now Even Better" (voiceover by ??)
- Commercial for Braun Micron electric shaver (voiceover by ??)
- Commercial for Super Mazda + (Plus) batteries - "Le Plein d'Energie" - in French language
- Commercial for "Just Call Me Maxi" fragrance by Max Factor
- "HBO Feature Movie" presentation bumper
- Asics logo bumper
- ABC Saturday bumper
- Logo bumper for Georgia-Pacific
- Commercial for Kent Golden Lights cigarettes (apparently aired overseas, given the ban on cigarette advertising in the U.S. that had been in effect since January 2nd 1971)
- Commercial for the Bell System - "The System Is the Solution" (voiceover by ??)
- Commercial for RCA ColorTrak 1980 TV sets - with eight automatic color systems - "RCA Is Making Television Better and Better" (voiceover by ??)
- Another commercial for Zenith System 3 - "The Best Zenith Ever" (voiceover by ??)
- Logo bumper for Berger Colorizer paint
- Animation of flowers blooming
- "5 for 85 cents" graphic
- Commercial for Seiko watches
- Commercial for Texas Instruments
- Logo bumper for Chrysler Simca
- Logo bumper for Security Trust - "Nearest Your Needs"
- Commercial for Berec Power Plus batteries - "Pure Living Energy" (voiceover by ??)
- Logo bumper for WTTW Channel 11 (of special interest to the Fuzzy community) - seen in the late 1970's and early '80's on the opening of many shows produced by the station, including Soundstage and Sneak Previews with Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert
- Commercial for Braun Electronic Sensor Hairstyling Set (voiceover by ??)
- Yet another commercial for Zenith System 3 (voiceover by ??)
- Ending Midocean logo bumper
This obviously never aired anywhere, but it was produced in or around 1979.
Date Uploaded: 09/03/2012
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