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Tuesday
Feb012011

Create Your Own Background Music

 Have a little fun creating endless loops of your very own ride music... quickly and easily!

Click on or drag your cursor across the squares of this grid and sit back and listen. Click any square again to turn it off. To reset the board, refresh this page. (Sorry, not all mobile users can enjoy this toy).

I saw this and immediately thought of old EPCOT Center soundtracks. Also, this is something CommuniCore or maybe Image Works could have had that we would have all loved. Meanwhile the current CommuniCore, errr Innoventions, is plenty busy teaching us about velcro and trash removal and last year's video games, um so that's good. But a wall with something like this would have caught curious 1980s attention.

 

Tuesday
Jan252011

Imagineering Sound Design Behind-the-Scenes

Imagineers share the unusual work of adding sound to Disney attractions in this new video.

Director Michael Coleman recently contacted us about a video he recently produced about WDI sound teams. He takes us behind-the-scenes of Walt Disney Imagineering Studios to see how ride tracks, voice recordings, sound effects, etc. are produced.

See home-made contraptions designed by legendary sound designer, Jimmy MacDonald (first photo above). 

See how speakers are disguised with the use of painted scrims.

Jimmy MacDonald is seen here crafting the sounds of a forest fire for Bambi using bamboo.


Even President Obama takes part in the Imagineering process.

Side note: When recording his speech for The Hall of Presidents he said, "are these like wax figures or holograms?"... "Oh robots, that's kind of cool". This is not featured in this video but can be seen here.

 

 

A big thanks to Michael for sharing this new film. All images are courteous of Michael Coleman, SoundWorks Collection, and Walt Disney Imagineering.

Up next: Walt Disney Studios Post Production Behind-the-Scenes.

 

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