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Making The MGM Logo: The Shooting Of A Roar

Shooting The MGM Logo Intro

For me, watching a movie is a way to escape from reality into the magical and boundless realm where anything is possible. The excitement that I feel before watching a movie I’ve been waiting to see for a long time can only be compared to the childlike excitement we have all felt the day before Christmas. It’s the only time uncertainty is a positive factor in your life, and you can feel it, almost physically. Every year the movies get more and more advanced, and the technology that is used to make them today is almost able to create worlds, people and emotions through CG, which previously could only be achieved by shooting the real world.

We still see the branding intros of the movie studios almost like they were, and they usually have their trademarked clips that we have seen for a few decades now. They just don’t change apart from a few updates to the quality. Take the MGM logo intro for example. It’s the one with the lion that roars at the viewer with the MGM logo all around it. It’s their way of telling us viewers that we’re about to watch something with quality and experience, a movie that we can be sure will take us on an awesome adventure.

Have you ever wanted to know just how these intros were created? Well, when it comes to the MGM movie intro, it was quite a simple setup that you will definitely think is hilarious yet awesome. I have found a few images of the actual event when they shot the videos, and a few images of the different lions they have used through the years to update and refine their now legendary introduction video. Let yourself be inspired because as you can see anything is possible with the help of a creative mind. Pure awesomeness!



Shooting The MGM Logo Video

Shooting The MGM Logo Video

Shooting The MGM Logo Video

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Author: Richard Darell

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

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