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Friday, January 12, 2007

Layouts vs. Animation

In this Class on Color Composition of July 15th, 1936, led by Phil Dike, we hear Les Clark and McLaren Stewart's versions of how the cooperation between the layout man and the animator should be...
McLaren Stewart (04/29/09-05/14/92) was art director on Snow White, Pinocchio, Fantasia and Bambi, and drew layouts for many of the features that followed. In 1946 he occupied room 2B-3 with Claude Coats and Bob Ferguson, in the same hallway as Wilfred Jaxon, Ken Anderson, Ernie Nordli, Charles Philippi, Jim Algar and Frank Thomas. In the 60's we find him in 2A-4. He was designer on Bedknobs and Broomsticks (and was in April 1971 in room 233-S).
He also art directed the animation in Mary Poppins.

Which brings me to this night's Sing-along! It was fun, and it was on film (well, DLP), but they used the print they used for the DVD, with the wrong colors (see yesterday's post). Also, they didn't use the original 2.0 track, but the "enhanced" 5.1 with the "fake" foley (extra sound effects added for the DVD), which made it sound like mono with added sound coming from the rear! Sigh...
I honestly believe they MEAN well, they just don't KNOW...
At least they did something right in getting Richard M. Sherman to entertain before the screening, nicely MC'ed by Tim O'Day.



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