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Friday
Jul232010

Figment's Fun Facts Friday

Click the above Figment to find out more!

Monday
Jul122010

The Art of Imagination

You may have noticed that one thing I have not included in Part 1 of “A History of Imagination” is the more iconic artwork displayed in many a pre-opening publication. Showcasing artwork created to illustrate the abstract concepts displayed in the original version of this signature attraction, this 3rd in desktop The E82 Project also contains the playful and mischievous first sketches of the impish baby dragon that would eventually become Figment. The background is inspired by the triangular panels of the pavilion’s glass pyramids.


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Sunday
Jul042010

The 234th Anniversary of Golden Dreams

 

"TOMORROW will be better for as long as America keeps alive the ideals of freedom and a better life… What I will say now is just what most of us are probably thinking every day. I thank GOD and AMERICA for the right to live and raise my family under the flag of Tolerance, Democracy and Freedom."-Walt Disney

 

America, spread your golden wings
Sail on freedom's wind, across the sky.”

 

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

 

Wednesday
Jun302010

GATHER, STORE, RE-COMBINE A History of Imagination (Part 1)

In PART I, we’ll explore the development and execution of the original Journey Into Imagination. Then learn about the production and techniques used in the Magic Eye Theater’s inaugural presentation; Magic Journeys.

Highlights Include…

  • The Successful Failure of Discovery Bay
  • The Controversial Turntable Debate
  • The Beginnings of Dreamfinder
  • The Birth of Figment
  • The Musicology of Imagination
  • A Class in Disney 3D – 101
  • The Musical journey of the Sherman Brothers
Saturday
May152010

Re-Imagining the Journey

NEWS FLASH: Everything You’re Listening to Is Wrong!
Ok, well maybe not wrong but certainly incorrect. This was my thought process while dreaming up the Future World Soundtrack Series (FWSS). Whenever I would listen to the soundtrack of a certain attraction or a pavilion’s background music (BGM) I thought it was like I was listening to the actual soundtrack to a film; lots of “dead air”, starting and stopping abruptly, forensic editing, etc. I thought that the best way to present the FWSS was to completely ignore the historical context of the subject matter, and speaking as a historian this was in and of itself a radical concept. I wanted to create a “Listening Experience”. SO WHAT if things were not exactly labeled the way things are in the WDI archives, and who really cares if you play around with the order of things. It’s about the music!

For A LOT more on the Production and Development of the First edition to the Future World Soundtrack Series please follow the link on the album cover...