Lauer-Brundt Productions

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Background: Lauer-Brundt Productions is a television and film production company which was formed in the mid-1990s. However, financial problems initially caused problems for the emerging company. They were fortunately saved by grants from various sponsors, and they produced some of their first shows in the year 1997. As the late-1990s progressed, the company became gradually more successful. Near the beginning of the 2000s, Lauer-Brundt began producing or adapting a significant number of game shows for afternoon television. This would hinder them a bit, as shows produced by Lauer-Brundt saw a drop in ratings, so they decided to end production of these game shows in 2005. In 2006, Lauer-Brundt announced that they had formed a partnership with NASCAR and would produce NASCAR-related material as well as co-produce NASCAR programming blocks on prominent networks. During that time, they started to focus more on comedy series. Later on, they produced some made-for-television films and produced theatrical films for the first time in nearly a decade. The 2010s provided more opportunity for the company, as they were able to revamp their online venture. Currently, the company is a strong independent producer of television shows, movies, and online videos.


1st Logo
(1997-2000)

Nicknames: The Lauer-Brundt Laser Lights, The Blue Lights

Logo: On a deep red background, two light blue broad trails of light form. They start near the upper-left corner and work their way down. After a few inches, they change direction and start forming to the viewer's right. After another couple of inches, they finish forming the "L" in the logo. They then shoot up and curve to the left. They curve to the left once again, thereby forming the "B" in the logo. The trails of light continue to the viewer's left, and stop just a while before intersecting the "L". While the final section of the "B" forms, the text "LAUER-BRUNDT" emerges from the right side of the background along with the smaller "PRODUCTIONS" text below it. When finished, the company logo is shown alongside the "LAUER-BRUNDT PRODUCTIONS" text. The text is arranged as such:

LAUER - BRUNDT
PRODUCTIONS

FX/SFX: The motion of the CGI animated laser lights as they form the Lauer-Brundt company logo.

Cheesy Factor: Low. The CGI in the logo is a bit dated for its time, but other than that, the logo looks fairly modern.

Music/Sounds: There is a rapid rock guitar riff that plays throughout the logo.Also, an electronic sound effect was used for the charging forth of the laser lights.

Availability: Rare. The logo can still be spotted at the end of reruns of shows like Knockout Festival, The Search for the World's Greatest Mathematicians, and NeoZima: The Untold Chapterfrom around the late '90s.VHS or early DVD collections of these shows are also bound to have these logos.

Scare Factor: Low. The immediate forming of the laser light trails may startle some on the first viewing.


2nd Logo
(2000-2002)

Nicknames: Return of the Laser Lights, The Metal-Cast Lauer-Brundt Logo

Logo: A rectangular piece of silver sheet metal is imposed on a dark purple background. Two laser lights appear and trace out several details on the sheet metal. Once the logo is formed, the remaining metal falls back. Finally, the main logo (which now looks like a cross between a treble clef and the early Connecticut Public Television logo) ascends to the foreground, and the text "LAUER-BRUNDT" forms under the logo. The "PRODUCTIONS" text is smaller and forms under the "LAUER-BRUNDT" text. This time, the text is arranged differently:

LAUER - BRUNDT
PRODUCTIONS

FX/SFX: The laser lights are CGI once again, as is the sheet metal.

Cheesy Factor:None. The CGI animation is much higher in quality.

Music/Sounds: A short, yet catchy descending techno jingle. This is accompanied by the rough cutting sound produced by the laser lights.

Availability: Uncommon. This logo can easily be spotted on episodes of NeoZima: The Untold Chapterfrom the very early-2000s, especially if you have episodes from the era on VHS or DVD. You can also spot this logo on several Lauer-Brundt-produced game shows during their first runs.

Scare Factor: Minimal.


3rd Logo
(2002-2006)

Description coming soon.

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