Prod. 2004 - Fantasia (XVII)
- Seq. 2.1 & 2.2 (Interim Orchestra: Intermission)
Had I not right now been editing sound for an upcoming production, I would have told you that the Mr. Soundtrack sequence is one of my favorite in Fantasia, because it pokes silly fun at the medium. Right now, though, I am cutting Mr. Soundtrack in halves myself. Thus reading the draft makes me feel violent indeed.
Animated by Josh Meador, Art Palmer, Harry Hamsell and George Rowley. To me, it is interesting to see just who did what in this sequence that seems to be one long scene. Meador animates the "normal" soundtrack, while the others come in as separate "character actors." These effects animators have not received the praise they deserve, I think.
A typo in scene 48.5: Diss to Black Belvet - that would be velvet, of course: for those of you who have not worked with an animation camera, black cardboard photographs as light grey, which is why cameramen throughout the world used black velvet to get a proper black background. Of course you would see all scratches and dust on the cells on top of that, but that was simply part of the medium. Computers have done away with this, and at times one can long for an occasional Newton Ring or two.