Ptiphanwohar Video (Thailand)

Logo descriptions by SnowflakesOmega


1st Logo
(1984-1994)

Logo: On a starry background a pink filmstrip slowly zooms in. Once it stops the Thai text "ปฏิภาณโวหาร" in an arc, and the words "PTIPHANWOHAR VIDEO (THAILAND) INC." fade in between the vertical sides of the logo. The text fades out after a few seconds and the filmstrip zooms closer to the screen, spinning. Once it fills the screen the background behind dissapears and the filmstrip moves down. A rainbow-colored trail appears and the Thai text "นำภาพยนตร์ที่ใดก็ได้บนเทปคาสเซ็ท" zooms out from that trail. The trail dissapears and the word shines. Then there's a flipping transition to the same starry background and we see a TV on the center, showing various scenes from Thai movies. After the 8th movie scene, the same filmstrip from before moves in from the left, and stops in front of the TV. The TV zooms out, so does the filmstrip, but the latter does it more slowly. The same Thai and English company names from before the fade in between the logo, and then out, as the filmstrip goes away from view.

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: You can tell this was made with very cheap computer effects, but it looked neat for a Southeastern Asian logo from the time.

Music/Sounds: A patriotic fanfare.

Availability: Scarce. Was seen on various Thai video tapes, including movies and soap operas from the country.

Scare Factor: Low to medium, because of the cheap animation and fanfare.



2nd Logo
(1994-1996)

Nicknames: "Yellow Thai Text of Doom"

Logo: On a blue background, copies of the yellow Thai word "ปฏิภาณโวหาร" zoom in one-by-one. Once a filled version of the text zooms in, the logo flashes brightly.

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: This logo is a huge step down on creativity compared to the previous, and the 2D animation here reeks of age! It also looks choppy.

Music/Sounds: Dramatic kick drum hits with a reverse crash, followed by a bang.

Availability: Extremely rare. It's less common than the previous logo due to it's short lifespan. It's the first Ptiphanwohar logo to debut on VCDs.

Scare Factor: Medium to high. The dramatic nature of the logo and bright flashing may get people away, but others may not be entertained by this if they looked up the previous logo before.



3rd Logo
(1996-1999)

Nicknames: "Ptiphanwohar: The Next Generation I"

Logo: On a black background white lights appear moving in and move down to form the Thai text "ปฏิภาณโวหาร", stylized the same like on the previous logos. The background turns blue, and the text shines. The logo changes from 2D to 3D and moves away to the top, while spinning. A green marble rectangle zooms in. Two lines move from the right to the rectangle behind the Thai text, and place between it. The Thai words "รุ่นต่อไป" and "การให้บริการวิดีโอ" in white then zoom out and place below the 2nd line below the yellow Thai name. The marble rectangle shines.

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: The animation is still poor. The transition from 2D and 3D looks weird. And the 1st half looks bad for a logo made in 1996, since the 2D animation would have at least hold up well for a logo made in the late 70's.

Music/Sounds: A arpeggiating synth, with another synth pad layered throughout, a shining synth, quiet whooshing sounds, thud sounds, and a man speaking, translated to English "Ptiphanwohar brings you the next generation of video services, with more titles to offer, you would have more time watching."

Availability: Very rare. Seen mostly on VHS and VCD prints of Thai/Hollywood movies and soaps.

Scare Factor: None, but a few might get turned off by the cheap animation.



4th Logo
(1999-2007)

Nicknames: "Ptiphanwohar: The Next Generation II", "Green Thai Marble"

Logo: On a green marble background, lights appear from the right and move to form the Thai name from the previous logos, as the camera rotates and the background ripples like water. The formed name is seen in light yellow and shines. The text then zooms out as a black rectangle fades in, and the two gray lines fade in between the text. The other Thai words (the same as before) fade in below the sandwiched logo, and after a few seconds, the background ripples again.

FX/SFX: Good CGI. Looks at least better than the previous logos.

Music/Sounds: Same as before.

Availability: Scarce. Most commonly found on old Thai VHSs and VCDs.

Scare Factor: None.