Now the attraction is closed for its makeover, go back to the mid 90s for an expanded concept, design and construction story and why the attraction opened 18 months later than planned.
Then, mastered in full HD, take a trip around the outside of the pavilion followed by full multi angle coverage of both the standby and Fastpass line exhibits.
Next, see the full preshow with split screen main and side monitor with an ALD audio track.
Follow the line through load, then take a full multi angle video, clean live and induction audio ride with a picture in picture LCD monitor.
This is followed by full postshow coverage, a look at changes to the pavilion and ride since 1998, and a tour and ride at night. 60 minutes long.
Finally, the complete 1982 EPCOT Center Imagination 3D movie, shot by Mike Lee at Widen Your World on a tripod with a polarising lens. With his permission, I joined both parts into one file, synced up the full stereo source audio track and removed 75-80% of the screen flicker. To preserve quality this is an MPEG file, not divx.
In this final part of The Land Ultimate trilogy, go back to 2005 to see the pavilion being totally refurbished. See the layout and decor changes, and how the Soarin’ buildings were added and where. See Soarin’ being constructed, its origins and how it works, then after its dedication take a look around the pavilion. This is followed by a full multi angle video of the current version of Living with the Land. Next, walk the line for Soarin’, watch the preshow and take a full ride with flicker-free high quality video (freely available) and source audio, followed by a walk of the exit line. 48 minutes long. Enjoy!
The second of my re edited trilogy, looking at the changes both to the pavilion and the attractions during the first major Futureworld overhaul. See the changes made to the interior, both in layout and decor. Then take a full, multi angle video and live/Induction audio ride of the 1993 version of Living with the Land. This is followed by a walk into the holding area for Food Rocks, and a new high quality and in-full multi angle, source quality audio edit of the show. Next walk into the Harvest Theatre for a look at the preshow to The Circle of Life, followed by the presentation in full with high quality video and an ALD audio track. Presented in full DV quality, 4:3. Running time 54:30
Here we go, the first of a brand new history trilogy. I thought it was time I covered this pavilion properly and group all the attractions in the correct time period.
Travel back, way back, to 1975 to see the origins of a pavilion based on the Land in the EPCOT Theme Center. Move through 1978’s Ecology pavilion and see how and why the direction and design changed, including early designs for the 1982 pavilion. This is followed by a full construction section of the pavilion itself and the interior attractions, through to October 1982. Next, is a full 1982 layout tour of the pavilion and the various attractions within.
Take a tour of the original Kraft pavilion, shot in the late 80`s and early 90`s, the food court and the farmers market. This is followed by a full multi angle video ride on Listen to the Land with a good live audio mix. Next, line up in the holding area for The Kitchen Kabaret, with the whole show presented as a new high quality multi camera edit with full source audio. Once the show has ended, enter The Harvest Theatre and watch in full Symbiosis, with a clean live audio mix.
65 minutes long, with parts 2 and 3 to follow soon. Enjoy!
Shot in both Epcot and Disneyland, here is a full multi camera record of the 1994 3D attraction.
Take a full HD daytime tour of the Epcot Imagination fountain garden, then walk into the Imagination Institutes Magic Eye Theatre. First watch a handheld video of the whole True Colors preshow with source audio. Then watch a full handheld video of the original Californian preshow with Dr. Channing being interviewed for WNN-TV. Finally, see the whole recent preshow video tripod shot in HD including the full slogan video, the full What Will You Imagine preshow and the full introduction safety video with a clean ALD/induction audio mix. Finally, walk into the main theatre for a tripod shot main show with a new stereo source quality audio mix, and both main and side screens tripod shot with the main screen having flicker removal and polarised 2D filters. To finish, walk out for a look at Epcots fountain garden at night. Main show shot in Disneyland in 2009 with permission.
50 minutes long. Enjoy!
Go back to 1996 to see the changes made to Epcots Energy pavilion – both inside and out. See the big problem in the summer of 1996, why the original show returned from the dead, and see all the issues of showing the old show with the new infrastructure including a non-Radok preshow.
Back to present day, have a look around the exterior of the 2009 pavilion, then see the full preshow shot multi angle and flicker free with a clean live / ALD audio mix. Walk into Theatre One, and begin the trip with a full theatre one show shot multi angle and flicker free with a clean stereo live / ALD narration audio mix. Journey through the diorama for complete multi angle / clean live audio coverage, arrive in Theatre Two for the K-NRG radio loop, then see the full Theatre Two film again shot multi angle and flicker free and again with an ALD/clean live audio mix, followed by the Theatre One finale transition and films, again shot Multi angle, flicker free with clean live / ALD audio. Take a look around Theatre One as the lights come on, then exit the pavilion for another look around during both day and night. 56 minutes long.
A research project that turned into a full video. With the help of Craig Mathieson and John Werner, ex WED employees who helped design the original Imageworks, see the layout of the original upstairs level of the pavilion and also each and every original exhibit. See what changed during the rehab of 1990-1991 and how the layout altered, then see each new exhibit. See the original fountain garden of 1982, what has changed, then as a bonus go into the Magic Eye Theatre; see 4 minutes of Makin’ Memories with source audio – the only known video recording of the preshow, and then see the very rare Dreamfinder 2D introduction to Magic Journeys by Michael Jittlov that was never used and never shown to any guests. And finally, see a remastered copy of the first 12 minutes of Magic Journeys, shot live with source audio.
47 Imaginative minutes long. Enjoy!
Trace the origins of Test Track back to 1976, then see the proposals and concepts for the World of Motion replacement. See how Test Track was built, how close to the 1982 ride path the new one is, and how the current attraction works. See why it took so long to open, with both preview videos, then walk the line into the briefing rooms for a split screen preshow. Next, take a multi angle complete ride with enhanced audio and LCD screen inset, browse the postshow area, and finally take the outside loop at night. 39 minutes long. Enjoy!
2 60 minute videos documenting Innoventions and the changes made from Communicore. An in depth research project.
Part One: Take a tour of Communicore east and west, seeing the building designs, layouts and history. Follow the changes outside to
the central plaza and fountain made for Daredevil Circus and Splashtacular, then see the detailed changes to the buildings design and
layout in 1994 for Innoventions. Next, take a tour of the original Innoventions including full Alectronic presentation, Motorola
presentation, Walt Disney Imagineering Labs (1995) House of Innoventions (2001) and much more.
Part Two: Begin with the full Radiology: Medicines New Vision show and Monsanto presentation. Next, see how Centorium became Mouse Gear, what happened to the Epcot Discovery Center, Ice Station Cool, Stargate and Sunrise Terrace. See the changes made to Electric Umbrella, Pasta Piazza and Fountainview. Then, see what remains today of the old Communicore entrances and layouts and changes made to the plaza. This is followed by a 7 minute split screen comparison of 1990 and 2008 – taking dozens of key video clips shot around Communicore in 1990, each angle was reshot as it appears today. See what used to be where, and what isn`t there anymore. Next is a look at the Innoventions fountain shows, the fountain and stage history, and a look at key fountain shows; The Rocketeer from 1995 with no plaza canopies, then present day shows of Surprise in the Skies (night), Iron Will (night), Fanfare (theme from DisneySea) (day), Celebrate the Future (day) and Standing in Motion (night with one hell of an electrical storm backdrop!) Finish off with a look around Innoventions plaza at night.