Australian Film, Television and Radio School

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1st (known) logo

(1986?-1990s?)

Nicknames: "AFTRS", "The Airplane and Banner", "Demuza & JB Tanko's Australian Brother", "The Banner Filmstrip"

Logo: On a grainy beige-orange background, we see a black plane fly from the left of the screen with a banner at the back of it, which looks like a filmstrip. In the banner is

A U S T R A L I A N F I L M T E L E V I S I O N & R A D I O S C H O O L

in each square (with 2 spaces in between the words). As it flies with the plane, the first letters of each alphabet (A, F, T, R and S) drop from the banner and at the bottom, forming AFTRS. The planes flies for a bit before making a shape that looks like 2 diamonds next to each other with a rectangle diagonally at the front (which also shows lines at the back of the banner). The plane then gets stuck and is about to be pulled before flinging off the banner, separating the pilot and plane from each other, as such, leaving the shape omitting patterns (the one on the top left having the squares move, the one in the middle/front with the lines moving and one on the bottom left corner omitting ripples). The plane explodes as the man falls before thudding and opening a parachute. We then fade into a black background before the logo fades out.

FX/SFX: 2D animation, which is pretty good for the time it was made.

Music/Sounds: Sounds of an airplane, followed by the man saying "Yea-hoo!", along with a horn and orchestral notes as each letter drops down, gradually getting higher. Then, a tugging sound is heard, then a fling sound and an explosion sound, along with a thud and the sound of a parachute opening, ending with a long orchestral synth note.

Availability: Rare. It can be seen on Australian educational programs and tapes from the time.

Editor'[s Note: TBA.

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