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Tuesday
Jul152014

Logo Series - Sea Base Alpha

In tribute to Paul Gerber’s austerely beautiful “The Sea”, this background depicts the final climatic frames of the film that served as the overture to The Living Seas pavilion. A film in which the last scene speculatively illustrates a futuristic underwater base with a proto-computer-generated model that builds to this image that dramatically transitions into the real “Hydrolators” that transport guests to Sea Base Alpha.
An updated logo of Sea Base Alpha hallmarks the lower portion of the background, which portrays one of the more deeply transcendent objectives of The Living ­­­Seas — interspecies understanding and cooperation.

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Designer Notes:

This is actually the culmination of two separate projects. The first, a recreation of the original 1986 CG “wireframe” ending of “The Sea, and the second, a vectorization and (an E82 style) modernization of Sea Base Alpha’s official logo.

The “Wireframe” was reconstructed in vector format using several aligned frames from a low-res source demo of the film. In order to maintain blueprint-like accuracy (and my own sanity) the various elements (doors, railings, rockwork, etc.) were originally color-coded before receiving its final monochromatic treatment.

The SBA Logo was first painstaking vector-traced from a source prop originally used in the attraction, including the original 1986 color scheme. Then was re-colored and “dimensionalized” utilizing only gradients that (in most cases) contain color swatches from the original.            

Saturday
May112013

M. E. T.

With 16 days until the FWSS release of the Wonders of Life I can think of no better time to focus on the pavilion’s unique and eclectic attractions. Additionally, I think is high time I start using these meticulously created vectorizations for something more that the postage stamp sized elements that adorn the inside covers of the soundtrack albums.

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ATTN: MET Probe Crew Members

Please use the following proved desktop on all facility monitors, including all XLGS-750 bays, and Mission Command work stations.

Thank You,

– Cdr. Cynthia Lair PhD.

The desktop background features elements from several versions of the Logo throughout the queue with a few “E82-style” enhancements. The background is inspired by the checker panels of the attraction’s upper queue. The “MET” recalls the graphic buffers displayed on the overhead monitors while the body probe and concentric circles simulate the lighted main marquee found at the attraction’s entrance lobby.        

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