Logo descriptions by SnowflakesOmega
Background: High Shaft Productions is an indie and art-house film distributor from Australia.
Variant: Starting in 2008, the logo was still, making up for a placeholder for the next logo.
Scare Factor: TBA
Nicknames: "The Glitchy Countdown", "Where Errors Become Shapes", "Computer Neon"
Logo: We see the number 5 light up on a black grungy background. The number morphs into a 4, 3, 2 and 1, respectively on each second, and right after the 1 is formed, there's a computer glitch happening on the screen. Some of the results of the glitch become transparent shapes, and everything appears with a special dissolving effect. These shapes are seen on the red, green, purple and blue colors. The shapes quickly begin to form the word "shaft", and once the word is formed, it lights up with white. Smoke appears somewhere between the top of the "h" and "a" and a small explosion effect occurs, which leaves the word "high" on the same place. The word "productions" and the byline "AN UNIT OF THE HIGH SHAFT GROUP" fades in below. Seconds later, the logo's white lights slowly turn off, and the resulting text fades out after 1 second.
FX/SFX: Great CGI.
Music/Sounds: A dark ambience sound, with bass notes on each second (which can only be heard in subwoofers), a glitching sound, a descending sound, an electric hum, and a quiet explosion (which sounds more like a flame). The electric hum keeps playing before the logo turns off.
Availability: Uncommon. Seen on various indie and art-house films distributed by the company. Since 2015, the company no longer distributes DVDs.
Scare Factor: Low to medium especially for those not fond of glitches, but this is actually a cool logo.