Tag: Classic Epcot Center
October 1 2012 in full. Arriving at Epcot at sunrise, see the lines outside the park and then rope drop. Sample the park atmosphere, see the crowds in World Showplace for the speeches, then see a part of the 3pm rededication “moment” at American Gardens Theatre. Go inside the Odyssey, and then watch the fall 2012 version of Reflections of Earth shot in multi angle HD with a new source music / live pyro mix. Following the regular show is a full multi angle edit of the special 30th anniversary tag, again with source music/ live pyro. Finally, as crowds leave cross an almost empty park for the end of an amazing day. 46 minutes long. Enjoy!
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.
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!
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!
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.
Experience October 1st, 2007 in all its glory again. Begin the day outside the park, then enter the turnstyles at 8am. Join the crowds heading for the fountain, and soak up the atmosphere before rope drop. As the park opens, rush to the stage, watch the crowds build, and enjoy the entire re-dedication ceremony, all in multi angle video and remastered audio. Then take a tour of the 25th exhibition, with details of some of the more unusual art on display and see what the Conversation with Marty Sklar had to offer. As the skies darken, take refuge from the deluge and end up in Odyssey for the C25 dessert buffet. 55 minutes long!
Dodge the downpour and take the walk to Italy to watch IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth in all its multi camera, source score/live pyro splender. This is a new edit of the show I`ve made from Octobers footage. Then watch the once-only 25th tag again with multi camera angles and source score/live pyro. See the 25th laser projection on Spaceship Earth in full, and watch Jim McPhee pop by to say thanks to the fans. Then take a walk around Showcase south after the park has closed listening to the live vintage music playing. Back to Italy for the show hardware float-past followed by the Inferno barge burnoff, then leave the park in the early hours of October 2nd with no one else inside! This video runs for 32 Minutes. Thanks to C33 and Horizons for the RoE tag audio recordings. Enjoy!
The Living Seas – a tribute 2005. Lots of concepts, 1978 and 1980 WED promos, construction, full walkthru looking at the queue and holding areas, full `The Seas` preshow film, Hydrolators, Sea Cabs and full tour of Seabase Alpha in 1990, plus a look at recent changes.
Enjoy the ALD audio in The Seas preshow, and I also added a few seconds of concepts – a curious hybrid design of The Seas and The Living Seas.
The full multi angle ridethrough of the Cronkite 1986 attraction, with a look at the changes made. The attraction also has a full enhanced audio mix and the full 3 verse Tomorrows Child I mixed especially for this video. Then look at a full concept and construction section for Earthstation and Communicore, and take a multi angle tour of both with layout diagrams and classic 80`s EPCOT Center music, featuring Futurecom, Expo Robotics, Futurechoice Theatre, Centorium, Energy Exchange, Travelport and Backstage Magic hands on. Finally, watch the complete Backstage Magic main show with Julie and IO. 59 minutes.
Travel back before Ellen to the 1982 Energy pavilion. Full concept section from the mid 70`s to 1978 to 1980. Full design construction section with an animated look at the original Diorama effects and ride layout. Then walk into the pavilion for the full Radok preshow with source audio. Load in theatre one and see the entire multiplane theatre one film with a remixed audio track. Full multi angle ride through of the original Diorama with a remixed soundtrack, full theatre two holding audio with multi angle video, and full multi angle theatre two film, again with remixed audio. Then travel onwards for the full spectacular multi angle finale with full source audio. Exit theatre two and cross to Communicore and have a quick tour of Energy Exchange. Regarding the theatre remixed audio tracks; as anyone who has tried to record dialogue in the theatres it`s difficult to not get any of the other 600 guests making noise; using multiple tracks these tracks have virtually no guests noise on them. Also, theatre one dialogue tended to record `muffled` and theatre two had a lot of reverb; I`ve eliminated these issues as much as possible too. 56 minutes long.
Another totally new re-edit for 2006, with much better quality video and audio, and more material. Trace the origins of the Imagination pavilion – from the never built Ecology pavilion through to Dreamfinder and Figments beginnings. Full concept and construction section including the rush to complete, what happened on opening day, and full animated tour of the pavilion, ride, ride system and Imageworks. Walk into the lobby, with complete coverage of the murals, then load for a full and complete multi angle, source audio journey, with a high quality source audio mix. Walk through the shop and take the stairs into the pyramid, then venture around the original Imageworks. Finally, take the escalator back down for a walk around the fountain garden in 1985 and 1990. 38 minutes long.