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Sunday
Dec112011

The MANY Lights of Winter

Alright Everyone Now here's your chance to decorate your desktop with not ONE but TEN different versions of the Lights of Winter. You can either choose the single panel of lights or "stand" under multiple of arches of "goodness and light." I'm a Blue & White guy myself, what's your favorite?
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Also, be sure to check out previous E82 Holiday Releases including...

The Lights of Winter
Full Show Mix Soundtrack

and the ever popular

Epcot Holidays Around the World
Compliation Album

Sunday
Dec042011

Theme Park Therapy - Part Two

Before the Celebration of Lights continues, we go from theory and to a serious discussion of the many opportunities to improve the “World’s Most Unique Theme Park” Utilizing the combined principles of Branding, Identity, & Marketing...

 

Therapy Session II

THE CURE

 

Comments and Lively Discussion Are More than Welcome on this Essay.

Wednesday
Nov302011

The Stars of Winter

From 1994 to 2009, the Lights of Winter served as a centerpiece of the annual “Epcot – Holidays Around the World” event. With its 30,000 synchronized lights and inspiring music, the display perfectly bridged the gap between the technological and traditional Worlds of Epcot. Many a night during early December, you would find me sitting under the archway or by the Fountain of Nations absorbing the almost spiritual splendor of this most transfixing of experiences.
The “Stars of Winter” pays tribute to the original Lights by ascending them into the heavens to become an entire constellation encircling a dormant Spaceship Earth.

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But Wait There’s More! “The Art of E82” increases dramatically with an unprecedented collection that allows YOU to choose your favorite phase of the Show, beginning next week!

Wednesday
Nov232011

The Hidden Art of E82

Being a highly analytical Historian AND a perfectionist Designer can lead to some really interesting (read that arduous) methods of art execution. A few years ago I “constructed” a bulb-for-bulb recreation of the Italian inspired Lights of Winter, my absolute favorite Holiday experience (which you’ll find here). Towards the end of last year I began experimenting with a few new techniques that, if done correctly could create a far more elegant and subtle illustration. Furthermore, I want to create a schematically perfect set of lights that could be used for multiple projects in the future. In order to accomplish this I decided the best method was to recreate the entire archway (this time with flanking light patterns) below is the armature with guidelines for the 2011 Lights of Winter vector. And strangely enough, this particular piece of digital engineering will never appear on any product.

Side Note: One would think that the arches themselves, with their delicate French curves and spirals would be the hardest thing to recreate. Surprisingly, the Celtic-like “Light Grids” (as I call them) were literally mind-boggling as dissecting the intricate complexity of what-color-goes-where did give me a headache while determining the proper representation.

Saturday
Nov192011

Constructing Tomorrow #5

30 days before opening of the “Newest Wonder of the World,” The EPCOT Center News Briefs provided daily progress reports for the many facets in bringing 21st Century to life in 1982.


Click the News Brief to go indepth into the latest installment of Constructing Tomorrow.