Walt Disney World
Something a little different. In 2014 and 2015 I made sure to do an exterior tour of every area liable to change in the future. A snapshot in time before things changed and possibly change.
Start by driving into the parking lot via both entrances and enter the park. Walk around Animation Courtyard then down Mickey Avenue / Pixar Place and all around the Fountain Courtyard / Studio Catering area.
Then pass the Honey play area into Streets of America and take a full walking tour of all the streets, the buildings and its details. Finish with a walk around Streets of America at night.
All set to an audio mix of past DHS and MGM shows and entertainment.
A huge edit of the entire Orlando stunt show. Walk into the attraction area, through the queue area and into the grandstand to take your seat for an unobstructed view. Shot with multiple full HD cameras simultaneously for complete coverage – wide shots, close ups, the video screen by tripod; all the action and details are captured.
Audio is a direct feed from the mixing desk for clear and clean music and narration as heard during the actual show with no noise, talking or distractions.
A colossal project that has ended up better than I could have hoped. Starting with the origins of the pavilion in the mid 1980s see how it developed through concept art and plans in a full concept and construction section. See the layout of the pavilion and how multiple ride vehicles run at the same time, how the pavilion was built, and how the interior sets and props fit in.
Following the grand opening take a look at changes made over the years, including the original preshow shot in full in source like quality and the original and 2014 finale films also in source like quality.
Then take a full tour of the TCM sponsored pavilion, shot in full HD for the highest quality. Look around the exterior, the window displays and the courtyard. Walk the queue taking in all the decor and display details. See highlights of the new preshow – shot on tripod – as Robert Osborne introduces each movie genre, then take your seat for a full 36 minute ride, shot from multiple simultaneous HD angles for every detail, every show scene in full and for complete coverage and with excellent low light footage too. Both hold-up show scenes are also covered in full from multiple simultaneous angles, and finally the new finale movie is shown in full from start to finish in source like quality.
Add to this possibly the most complex multi track stereo audio mix I’ve attempted to date. Audio is almost exclusively source or induction for the best possible quality of every audio detail, effect, score and narration.
A mammoth 83 minutes long. Enjoy!
Shot in full HD on tripod from over a dozen angles, the complete current show from Orlando.
Start with a history and concepts section before watching the full main show in fantastic quality with a full source quality soundtrack. Then see the changes made over the years and take a peek at the seasonal variations that used to play.
He’s back to change the world! Walk into Epcot’s Magic Eye theatre for the full 2010 preshow in source quality.
Then take your seat in the main theatre for the full mainshow, recorded several years ago in Disneyland without a recording ban. For best possible quality and to capture the magic for posterity, this was shot:
With a polarizing lens for 2D
And then was colour corrected and processed with several filters to reveal as much detail as possible and to eliminate almost all visible flicker.
With stereo source audio.
For the attractions 21st anniversary in Florida, a brand new edit. See its origins from 1992s EuroDisneyland, the attraction design, and changes made for Orlando. Next walk into the 1995 Magic Kingdom attraction and experience the full Floridian preshow in source quality audio and video. Walk into the main theatre and experience the full main show with high quality multi camera video and source quality audio.
Following this see the differences between Orlando and the original Paris and the Tokyo version, plus the different Parisian preshow and sections from Paris excluded from Orlando.
Also available for viewing on YouTube here:
Finally. Another HD edit I’ve always wanted to do. Start with how and why Orlando got the attraction, where it might have gone and why it went where it did. Following a look at how it fitted into Tomorrowland phase two, experience the original 1975 version in multi angle video from a combination of 1980s and early 90s footage, a remade 1975 act IV with source 1985 and clean live 1975 audio.
Next see the changes made through the 80s and early 90s, then look at the major changes made in 1993.
And then, walk into 2015 Tomorrowland for a full look around the attraction in HD. Watch a reconstructed source quality full preshow video, then board the carousel for the full attraction, shot from multiple angles in full HD with a new stereo source quality audio mix.
Shot without a recording ban. 67 minutes long.
Recorded in full HD specifically to showcase the new effects and seven new lasers added in 2014-15. The whole show and post show shot from multiple angles with a source score / clean live pyro audio track.
Go back to 1969 to see the origins of the original Fantasyland ride. A large concept and construction section covers the rides design, layout, construction and operation and includes a look how the infamous dock layout worked with multiple submarines. Then walk the line and board your sub for a full ride of the attraction, featuring a split screen porthole view for both port and starboard views in sync with each other, and a new stereo mix of the soundtrack from Kingdom of Memories, offering a near perfect clean and clear audio track of the full attraction. Finally see the operational issues the ride had, it’s closure and what happened to the area afterwards. 32 minutes long. Enjoy!
40 years since it opened in Orlando, the complete trip to Mars before Mission: Space was ever thought about.
See the origins of the attraction with Flight to the Moon, how it operated and changes made, then walk in from Tomorrowland 1975 for the full preshow, shot on tripods from several angles and composited to present Mr. Johnson, mission control and all the overhead screens in one clear image. Next walk into your spacecraft for a full multi camera mission to the red planet. With full source audio.