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Monday
Sep232013

Formatting for the Future 

For several months now I’ve been haunted by a single horrible thought…

What if E82 Visitors were not downloading the highest quality versions of my backgrounds?

Furthermore, how bad is it that users have to click through multiple screens (and websites!) just to get the high-res images? Ever since I converted the ART section last year to a gallery, I’ve been somewhat dissatisfied with the content delivery of my backgrounds. And for months, I’ve been researching the best method of downloading with an appropriately retro-futuristic presentation and here are the results…

 

E82’s Art section now features direct downloads of ALL* past backgrounds, but it doesn’t stop there. In addition to the Full & Wide Screen formats, two NEW ratios have been created that allow you to display The Epcot Legacy on to-go devices with our iPad/tablet & Cellular/iPhone formats.

Finally, while preparing the backgrounds for the migration to on-site hosting I couldn’t help but make a few subtle (and some blatantly obvious) improvements to most desktops and a few custom compositions for the new formats that (I think) surpass the originals!

So head over to the ART section and re-discover the collection in a fresh new way!

How many changes can you see?

*Note: The only background yet to make it on-site is the Lights of Winter Collection. I noticed a few technical errors that will take a little more time to correct.

BTW, to my fellow Cast Members (& Imagineers) this also marks the first time you’ll be able to view/display E82 Desktops on your work computers!

Tuesday
Sep172013

Construction Notification 

Hi Everyone! 

Remember Me???

I’m the guy that’s supposed to be maintaining this site. 

Well, I’m in the midst of the last month and a half of my formal education and (as you can imagine) things are coming quick and fast on all sides, and most absurdly the least of these pressures is coming from my final classes!

However, while assembling my portfolio, building a separate “JLH Omnimedia” site and tending to the life-altering launch of MyMagic+, my thoughts drift back to the plethora of exciting projects yet to come for the Epcot Legacy. Including entirely new sections, columns and some highly-secretive endeavors that will change forever your perception of Epcot, and all theme parks as a whole!

But, before all this work continues, the fruits of Full Sail have provided me with more professional standards of content delivery and (mostly significantly) rules on what NOT to do with a website. Therefore, I’m in process of migrating all of my nearly 30 desktops backgrounds to the site directly with no need to navigate through 5 Clicks just to get to your favorite wallpaper. Once completed you’ll be able to directly download everything in the art section with just one click!

But that’s not all.
(As many of you know) I have a rare artistic disease I call…

“Lucasicitis”: an uncontrollable urge to enhance or perfect one’s past works.

As part of this illness, I’ve also been reassessing some pieces making a couple hundred minor corrections, with the most notable occurring with the Vista Series so that they can be used together (and continue) without any loss of consistency for several projects down the line.

Over the next few weeks,
I’ll be rebuilding the ART gallery for
E82’s Direct Download service,
to include TWO new formats,
and multiple other enhancements. 

Please pardon any formatting inconsistencies,
or dead links during this process. 

Once completed expect a more pleasant visit to E82 — The Epcot Legacy!   

Sunday
Jun302013

Easy Living

“Easy Living… It’s always been just around the corner.”
The future as seen from the 1930’s, this second edition to the Texture Series pays tribute to the fanciful “Art Deco” scene from Future World’s dearly departed Horizons pavilion by focusing on the tableau’s colorful custom created carpets.

Download Wide ScreenDownload Full ScreenDownload iPadDownload Mobile

Saturday
Jun152013

Adult Discourse

What does it mean to be a truly unique theme park in an otherwise oversaturated market of child-focused entertainment — the challenges of word association, and the enormous marketing potential that lies dormant in the world’s first theme park created for adults.

Click on the geosphere to continue.

Tuesday
May282013

The Wonders of Music

The miracle of birth, chaotic adventures inside the mind and fantastic voyages into the human body – the FutureWorld Soundtrack Series continues with its only singularity. “Take the Ride of Your Life…” back to 1989 and celebrate the sheer joy that comes from exploring the everyday Wonders of Life.…

 

Click on the album cover to hear more.