Logo descriptions by mr3urious
Logo captures and videos courtesy of AussieRoadshow
1st Logo (Early-Mid 1980s)
Nickname: "Rainbow 7K/7<"
Logo: On a black background, we see four lines-- colored green, blue, yellow, and red-- move across the screen from left to right. Then, another set of lines moves toward the top right, followed by another moving toward the top left. This ends with two more sets of lines curving at opposite directions. The camera zooms out to show the lines forming a "7<" with "SEVEN KEYS" below. "PRESENTS" appears below.
Variant: There is one variant where "PRESENTS" is absent from the logo.
FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: The lines moving, the zoom-out, "PRESENTS" appearing below.
Music/Sounds: A violin stinger (similar to the one in the 1989 PBS logo) with some theremin-like sounds going "bowwww-whoooop-bowwww" as the lines move, ending with a synth stinger.
- Later releases were silent, or had the movie's theme playing over it, oddly enough.
- Some tapes have a looping 80s synth-rock ditty playing over it (and the following copyright warning).
Availabilty: Rare; seen on PAL tapes from the period released in Australia and New Zealand.
Scare Factor: Low to medium; some may not like the music, though the silent version is much tamer.
2nd Logo (Mid 1980s-????)
Nicknames: "Boring 7K/7<", "Always Entertaining", "Not so Entertaining", "Hypocrite Logo!", "Not Entertaining"
Logo: On a blue background, we see a small white 7K logo just like before at the top of the screen with "SEVEN KEYS VIDEO" below it in a futuristic font. The words "Always Entertaining" are wiped below in neon pink script as an announcer says "Seven Keys Video. Always entertaining.".
FX/SFX: Just the words appearing below.
Cheesy Factor: Boy, this isn't very entertaining when compared to the first logo!
Music/Sounds: Just the announcer.
Availability: Seen on later Seven Keys tapes.
Scare Factor: None.