Closing Logo Group
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Background: Currently known as Télé-Quebec, this company is a Canadian French language public educational television network available in the province of Quebec. Think of it as a Quebec equivalent to PBS.

(1967-1972)

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WARNING: DO NOT WATCH THE VIDEOS IF YOU ARE PRONE TO EPILEPSY.

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Logo: Both bumpers contain analog video effects; the first bumper has a moving green blob and "Intermede" with a video feedback effect. The second contains rapid orange gear-like patterns; the "Intermede" text is static in this variant and does not have video feedback..

FX/SFX: The logo uses effects and music that are both ahead of their time, especially the use of Video Feedback, which was almost unheard of at the time.

Cheesy Factor: The animation is now long dated, however.

Trivia: One of the songs used in this logo ("One Note Samba", mentioned below) is part of the first-ever LP to include synthesized music, with the song being released in 1967.

Music/Sounds: A almost purely synthesized light jazz tune, almost sounding like "elevator music". The first track is actually called "One Note Samba", made by Perrey & Kingsley. The second track is called "Lover's Concerto" made by the same music group as mentioned before.

Availability: Extinct, this was possibly used when the channel went off-air.

Scare Factor: Low to high. This logo is nothing like what one would see in the '60's, but this may be a favorite of some due to the trippy animation and music score. The scare factor only increases with the next logo.

(1968-1980's)

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Nicknames: "The Perfect Equivalent to the PBS Everyman Logo", "Georgia Public Broadcasting's Scarier French-Canadian Sister", "Spooky Circle", "Circle of Doom", "Canada's Answer to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Oscilloscope Logo"

Logo: On a black background three shapes - one green, one red, and one blue - appear on the top of the screen one by one. Then three circles appear between the shapes, those being in yellow, cyan and purple. What's about to be the finished result looks like a cylinder-like design, a-la the GPB logo of the 1970s. While the circles appear, the word "RADIO-QUEBEC" (with a tilde above the first E of "QUEBEC") zooms in below the logo in a choppy fashion.

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Variant: One of the variants had the shape of the logo zooming in until it covers the most part of the screen. The logo is also on a different hue than the original ident. The name of the company then would fade in front of the logo.

FX/SFX:

  • The parts of the logo appearing, the name zooming in.
  • For the variant, the logo zooming in and the text fading in.

Cheesy Factor: Though pretty impressive for it's time, the logo forms in too slowly and the last note of the jingle sounds like if there was an error on the system. The text zooming is really cheaply done as well, and notably shaking. Looks like the whole thing was made with Scanimation. The placement of the circles on the original variant are also off-position, most notably the purple circle.

Music/Sounds: A 9-note synth theme that abruptly ends with a dissonant binaural tone.

Availability: Probably extinct; it was a network ID bumper, so programming of the time likely won't have this.

Scare Factor:

  • Standard Variant: Low to nightmare. The dissonance at the ending will make some pretty uncomfortable, along with the weird logo design and company name zooming in on the black background.
  • Zoom-In Variant: Medium to nightmare. This is scarier than the normal variant, due to the logo zooming in V of Doom-style and staying even more closer than usual along with the jingle still being used.
  • Still Variant: Low to high, due to the music still being used. However, its somewhat tamer then the other variants due to it not having any animation (though some may find it scarier than the first logo because of the lack of animation and logo being closer to the screen).

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3rd logo

(1980's-1997)

Nickname: "CGI Shapes"

Logo: On a dark sky, we see a 3D transparent cylinder with red, green, and blue segments. The cylinder now rotates to the background, revealing the logo.

FX/SFX: Standard late '80s CGI.

Music/Sounds: A jazz theme, with a voiceover announcer saying "Ici Radio-Québec" at the end of the ID.

Availability: Can be seen on commercial breaks from the time, found on VHS.

Scare Factor: None. Much tamer than the previous two logos.

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