Martin's Videos

World of Motion – Martin’s Complete Ultimate Tribute

by on Aug.05, 2017, under Epcot, Future World, Walt Disney World

World of Motion – Martins Complete Ultimate Tribute from Martins Videos on Vimeo.

Continuing my brand new re edits of EPCOT Center, see the history and origins of the Transportation Pavilion. See it develop in the GM pavilion, how it was designed and see how the pavilion, ride and exhibits were laid out.

Next is a full construction section, charting its progress from ground break to opening.

And then take a full multi camera, detailed full ride from walk in to exit. All material has been enhanced where possible, all projection flicker reduced or eliminated. This is accompanied by a new source and clean live stereo audio mix.

After unloading, walk into Transcenter for a full tour. Highlights include a full multi angle Bird and the Robot show with clean live audio and a full widescreen multi angle, tripod shot The Water Engine show with source audio.

67 minutes long.

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World of Motion – Ultimate Tribute

by on Apr.22, 2006, under Epcot, Future World, Walt Disney World

World of Motion – Ultimate Tribute from Martins Videos on Vimeo.

The first of my major re edits. I`ve gone all out for the best quality I can with these “Ultimate” videos. My “Ultimate” though – I`m sure with access to WDIs video and audio archives it could be better still! I`ve re digitised all the media I can; tapes, audio, even pictures at the highest quality I can for these and I hope it shows. Not to mention (hopefully) better editing and the little things like spot fx here and there too. I also have more media to choose from this time around, so I`ve managed to cover even more details. That`s the idea anyhow, here`s the blurb:

Full backstory from the 1978 Transportation pavilion to Motion. Full concept and construction section, maps of the building, ride and Transcenter, then full multi angle ride thru of the attraction with full source music & narration, and enhanced audio fx. Also features improved enhancement of the Center Core finale.

Then take a trip around Transcenter, with the Bird and the Robot show in full.

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Seaworld Orlando’s Ignite by Martin

by on Dec.21, 2019, under Other

Seaworld Orlando’s Ignite by Martin from Martins Videos on Vimeo.

Cast your mind back to the hot summer months. Seaworlds Electric Ocean Summer promotion cumulated in a surprisingly excellent multimedia show with some of the best fireworks show music I’ve heard for a long time. Fireworks, lasers, fire, lighting, fountains and projections all make up this extravaganza, shot over closing weekend from 3 angles with a source score / live ambiance mix. Also includes Extreme Beam (“the laser man”) and some preshow dancing. Enjoy!

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Future World 1990 Walkaround

by on Apr.21, 2005, under Epcot, Future World, Walt Disney World

Future World 1990 Walkaround from Martins Videos on Vimeo.

Futureworld 90 – a walk around; I`ve wanted to do something like this for a while. I have so many little clips from June 1990 on tape I wanted to get them all together, you could call this EPCOT Center: everything BUT the attractions.

Includes:
Original autoplaza
Mark IV in the cab on the Futureworld loop
Original entrance plaza, fountains, Communicore and Earthstation exteriors
Centorium
a walk around Futureworld East
Inside Wonders of Life
Future Corps – on the World of Motion path (starting) and the 10am fountain performance
11am character breakfast greeting inside The Odyssey (Clap you hands music… and Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Chip & Dale in their silver space outfits) on stage and in the resteraunt
Surprise in the Skies highlights from 1992
A walk around the Imagination gardens, Captain EO`s entrance and inside the large pyramid
Walk into the original Land pavilion and take the escalator down (topical!)
Outside the Living Seas
Futureworld 90 at night
and general sights, sounds, signs and views of how EPCOT Center used to be.

All set to appropiate music (I had a good dig into my collection)

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The Water Engine at EPCOT Center Full Show

by on May.21, 2014, under Epcot, Future World, Walt Disney World

The Water Engine at EPCOT Center Full Show from Martins Videos on Vimeo.

The whole Water Engine show that ran from 1982 to 1996 in World of Motions Transcenter. Very rare footage, provided by Widen Your World and shot all on tripod from 3 angles. Since the show was very wide with separate vertical screens, shooting this way has enabled a composite to be assembled presenting the complete show as it was originally seen.

Enjoy this little piece of the parks history as never seen before on the web

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Test Track – Ultimate Tribute

by on Mar.17, 2009, under Epcot, Future World, Walt Disney World

Test Track – Ultimate Tribute from Martins Videos on Vimeo.

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!

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Wonders of Life – Martins Complete Ultimate Tribute

by on Aug.04, 2018, under Epcot, Future World, Walt Disney World

Wonders of Life – Martins Complete Ultimate Tribute from Martins Videos on Vimeo.

The last of my completely new Futureworld re edits (but not the last from EPCOT Center) sees a huge, 100 minute long detailed look at the 1989 pavilion.

Start with a look at early designs and proposals for the Health and Life pavilion, how the final design was arrived at, laid out and then built.

Walk into the pavilion and take a full multi angle tour. As well as vintage 80s and 90s clips, much of this footage was shot early and late in the day of the pavilions last day of operation to show unobscured views of the interior. This is a detailed tour of the inside, walking pass Pure and Simple, then walk through the exhibits of Sensory Fun House and arrive at…

Cranium Command
Walk the queue and see the holding area displays. See the full preshow in high quality, steadily shot and stabilised in an empty theatre with screen flicker greatly reduced and an ALD audio track.
Walk into the main theatre, take your seat for a full, multi camera complete mainshow edit, partly tripod shot, again with all projection flicker greatly reduced and with a new stereo source quality audio mix.
Leave the Cranium theatre and cross over to…

The Making of Me
Take your place in the queue for the Birth Theatre, then take your seat for the full movie presentation. This unobscured video was tripod shot, keystone corrected and flicker eliminated. Audio is a clean live and ALD mix.
Walk through Coaches Corner, MET Life Styles and then head for….

Body Wars
Walk the whole main queue with all three complete preshows in source quality. Proceed to the waiting area and watch the whole load video, again in source quality. Board body probe 229 for the full, unobscured main ride. Video was steadily shot with a bonus of the ride motion base disabled, enhanced and is flicker free. The side screen was similarly shot and is overlaid as needed. Audio is a new stereo source quality track.
Exit the ride into Frontiers of Medicine and then enjoy…

Goofy About Health.
The whole show presented as a multi screen edit with each screen shot separately and a clean, enhanced live stereo audio track.
Take a look at Anacomical Players, take a last look around and then see the major changes made over the years. Phew!

Next we move to World Showcase.

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About Me

by on Jul.25, 2009, under

Why I do what I do

Since my first Walt Disney World visit in 1979 I was hooked on the parks and attractions,

Mickey and I on my first trip to WDW in 1979

Mickey and I on my first trip to WDW in 1979

how they work and the detail and sheer scale of them. After following it for 5 years, I first got to EPCOT Center in 1987 – a park of special interest since it appealed to my love of computers and technology as well as the parks. In 1990 we visited Orlando with an on-the-shoulder full size SVHS camcorder. Little did I know how valuable that footage would become.

My father worked in Television as a sound recordist, and I was a freelance Computer Graphic Artist. I had a natural background in production, shooting, post production and shooting. I`ve worked in television myself now since 1995. I dabbled with some edits on tape with 2 VCRs connected in the early 90`s. I wasn`t very impressed with the results.

Fast-forward to 2003 when I got an XP PC with Windows Movie Maker. Finally I could marry my love of WDW, tech and computers with the footage I had and knowledge of editing. For several years before then I`d gathered so much information, audio, video and things I considered rare off the internet, so I wanted to give something back. I began editing old attractions that were dear to me and making the results available for free on the web. The more I did, the more I found a whole community of like minded people who appreciated my work and so the process continued. I pushed Movie Maker far beyond what it was designed to do but could never find a proper editing package I liked. Until 2008.

I`m now editing DV and HD quality on a new dedicated quad core PC using Adobe Premiere Elements 7. The results are superb for a home PC. I`ve had so many emails and

A More Recent Photo

A More Recent Photo

messages from people who forgot about long-gone attractions or never saw them. My videos either bring back happy memories and emotions or allow those who never saw the attractions to see what all the fuss was about. I`d never charge for my vids – though if I did by now I would have made a small fortune – that is not why I do it. Aside from copyright grey areas I enjoy making them and knowing that they do touch people all over the world is payment enough. I`ve made new contacts through my work and received material that to me is as invaluable as a multi angle, source audio edit of Horizons is to a park fan who never saw it or only rode it once in 1988.

We all share a love for the parks and attractions. Mine is deeper into the history, concepts and design of them. I`m just happy playing a small part in spreading the pixie dust for people who loved the old attractions, never got the chance to see them, or enjoy the current ones. I`m not an idiot who uses my camera where I shouldn`t or spoils the experience for others. I don`t take risks. I`ve a nice new expensive HD camera with nice expensive attachments and I don`t want to break it. I do however aim to continue to preserve the attractions and entertainment of today for tomorrow, for those who will miss it when it is gone and those who will never see if for themselves. And most of all I do it because I enjoy it and I know it is enjoyed by others. And at heart I`m as much a fan as the next person.


Martin.

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