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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Prod. 2004 - Fantasia (XXX)
  - Seq. 12 (Ave Maria)

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Directed by Wilfred "Jaxon" Jackson, assisted by Jacques (Roberts). Layout by Terrell Stapp and Thor Putnam. This draft dated 10/16/40. (Final page: Directed by Sam Armstrong, layout Blair/Plummer, dated 10/2/40).

A John McManus effects tour-de-force. I always liked the story that the last scene was delivered to the cinema on the afternoon of the premiere, after there having been an earthquake and no time to re-shoot it...

This, of course, concludes the draft for Prod. 2004, Walt Disney's Fantasia. I hope you enjoyed it, and maybe learned something new!
{News Flash! Steven Hartley has begun posting the mosaic for Fantasia!]

As always, remember my "Standard Disclaimer" on drafts (see most of my earlier drafts). That's the one on drafts not being historical documents and not always correct and not always showing the Directing Animator etc. etc. They do give an interesting insight in the inner workings of the studio, the unit system (like the Jaxon unit in this and yesterdays postings), and they highlight animators otherwise possibly forgotten, one of the main reasons for my posting these drafts.

For those of you who "came here after the show started," you will find animator drafts here for thus far eleven features, one featurette and some eighty short films. Also check out my items on barsheets and my "Beatronome!" You find links to the items' labels in the right column... >>

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4 Comments:

Blogger Steven Hartley says...

I must say Hans, this has been a fun ride - I've enjoyed hearing what animators did and also surprised that some animators did very little!!

I'm glad you started posting these drafts and every draft you post it's something to look forward to, well done. I hope A Film L.A. in 2011 will be another successful year for drafts!

Oh, I shouldn't forget to tell you that just today (or just a few minutes ago) I've posted the first mosaic for Fantasia, come and take a look:

http://blabbingonartsandculture.blogspot.com/search/label/Fantasia

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 11:04:00 AM PST  
Blogger Zartok-35 says...

Thanks alot Hans, looking at and ultimatley memorizing these drafts is always lots of fun! It's good to know the inner workings of what is probably the most expensive of the classic Disney films.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 7:19:00 PM PST  
Blogger Michael Sporn says...

This FANTASIA post has been enlightening to me for some of the sequences. Thank you, again, for posting them.

That said, I do have a small complaint. WHen trying to go back to earlier posts, I find it hard to immediately go from the current page to an earlier one. This has been a difficulty for me when reviewing some of the earlier posted drafts, as well. Am I missing a link that's there?

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 4:57:00 AM PST  
Blogger Hans Perk says...

Michael, it has been a bother to me, as well. This is why I added a link to the title of the blog, so at least it would take me back to the main page. Also, I so far could not figure out how to, in the template, add an "Older Posts" link.

I am using the older template on Blogger, as I tried the new one and could not get the JavaScript utilities (calculate frames to feet etc.) to work. Maybe I should just move those to a page for themselves off logger and succumb to the newer template. It will have to wait until a time where I can experiment with this, though.

In the mean time you may have to go through the "Archive" pages to find the older postings.

Again, I am sorry for the hassle. Your complaint is totally valid - I have it, too!

[UPDATE!!! I found a posting from July that had code for using an Older Posts link with the older template and it works!!!]

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 12:16:00 PM PST  

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