Avant Cast or AvantCast
We are a small company starting a castings/actors social networking site in Mexico.
We are a high tech company that is very good at the technical stuff but are lost when it comes to design.
Actors, Casting Directors, Entertainment Producers
We are looking for a simple and sophisticated logo with variations that include the brand name and just the logo for watermarks or branding.
The colors on the logo are up to you and it will define the overall use of color of the website.
The technical part of the website is already developed and is very "web 2.0" (smooth animations, panels that open up and close etc), if that helps inspire you.
Since this is a site for actors and people in the entertainment biz, you should consider using related imagery. This is NOT absolutely necessary and any inclusion of that kind of imagery should be very subtle or abstract.
Important: the logo will probably go over a colored background so nice and clean transparency channels are required.
Please stay away from gradients, glows and lens flares. Keep it simple and with nice solid outlines that work well in both high res. color and low res. B&W
The logo will be used for both web display and print (for advertising), so a nice layered psd file would do the trick, as well as a PNG file with correct transparency values.