(December 22, 2010-July 31, 2015)
Nickname: "The Front of Sun"
Logo: We start with a bright orange flash on one side of a giant letter. The camera zooms out to reveal the Sun and other letters floating in space, supported by metallic constructions. Then we move right and only the corona of the Sun remains in the background. All letters leave their supports and form "SKYDANCE" word, with PRODUCTIONS underneath already formed.
- On the trailer for True Grit (the film itself to use the normal logo), TBA
- On Terminator Genisys and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (The latter is the last movie to use this logo), the logo is enhanced to have the word "PRODUCTIONS" deleted and the sun's glowing is absent. "SKYDANCE" shines as the logo formed.
FX/SFX: CGI-Animation, made at Picture Mill.
Music/Sounds: Usually, none or it has the opening theme. However, on Picture Mill's website with this logo, it has a majestic orchestral fanfare.
Availability: The prototype version was first shown on trailers for True Grit. It is first seen on the actual movie itself, and also appears on Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, World War Z, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, and G.I. Joe - Retaliation. It made the last appearances on most trailers for Star Trek Beyond.
Scare Factor: None.
Nicknames: "The Front of Sun II", "The New Front of Sun"
Logo: We fade from black to reveal the front of the sun. The camera starts moving as the ray burst toward us in 3D. The letters "S" and "K" flies in away from us, The rest of the letters "YDANCE" flies in the same way as the "S" and "K" did to form "SKYDANCE". After the word is formed, it zooms slightly forward in 3D.
FX/SFX: CGI-Animation by Imaginary Forces
Music/Sounds: The opening theme.
Music/Sounds Variant: On Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, it has an majestic fanfare from PictureMill's official logo video but slightly extended on one section.
Availability: Brand new. First shown on two trailers for Star Trek Beyond. The fully animated version debuted on the film itself, and will be seen on future films.
Scare Factor: None.