Stage B – the birthplace of the creative voice track of many animated films including Cars 2, Toy Story 3, Tangled, Rango and many more, is also the ADR home of top industry filmmakers.

Veteran ADR Mixer Doc Kane of Walt Disney Studios

What has three letters, many aliases and is of major significance to the sound community? You guessed it: ADR aka Automated Dialog Replacement aka Additional Dialog Recording aka Dubbing aka Looping. All of these monikers are understood as the process of re-recording dialog that cannot be salvaged from a production. To make one thing clear, there is nothing automated about it. ADR is an art. Continue reading Veteran ADR Mixer Doc Kane of Walt Disney Studios


Floyd Norman – An Animated Life – Teaser

Photo Credit Mr. Fun’s Journal Floyd Norman: An Animated Life is a feature-length look the prolific animator and story artist’s life from growing up in Santa Barbara, CA to his years working as an animator at Disney, Hanna-Barbera, Pixar and more. The undisputed “Forrest Gump” of the animation world, Norman was hired as the first African-American at Disney in 1956. He would later be hand-picked … Continue reading Floyd Norman – An Animated Life – Teaser

Ray Rennahan ASC

American Cinematographer article on Technicolor

I did a previous post on Technicolor here. The ASC website did a very good follow up article about Technicolor and I posted it here too.  This is from their site and they own it. It is posted here under fair use and for comment and educational use only. The Dawn of Technicolor 1915-1935 online exclusive Authors James Layton and David Pierce discuss how Herbert Kalmus, … Continue reading American Cinematographer article on Technicolor

Courtesy Chuck Pharis

60 Years Ago: Operation Disneyland

Photo courtesy Chuck Pharis Two of my favorite things are Disneyland and Television. In celebration of Disneyland’s 60th anniversary I decided to post the behind the scenes ABC video showing the technical preparations. Below is the actual show from opening day itself. You can see how far TV and Disneyland have come over the years. Thanks to Eyes Of A Generation and Chuck Pharis for the photos … Continue reading 60 Years Ago: Operation Disneyland


“What Lives Inside” Episodes

I previously wrote about What Lives Inside here. This is the future folks, computer companies producing a movie to be shown on a streaming service. Get ready to be taken to a world beyond your imagination. From Academy Award Winner Robert Stromberg, Dell presents What Lives Inside. Starring Academy Award Winner J.K. Simmons, Colin Hanks and Catherine O’Hara. Premiering March 25th only on Hulu. This is … Continue reading “What Lives Inside” Episodes


Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound Launch ILMxLAB

From SoundWorks Collection Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and parent company Lucasfilm, Ltd. announce the formation of ILM Experience Lab (ILMxLAB), a new division that will draw upon the talents of Lucasfilm, ILM and Skywalker Sound. ILMxLAB combines compelling storytelling, technological innovation and world-class production to create immersive entertainment experiences. For several years, the company has been investing in real-time graphics – building a foundation that … Continue reading Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound Launch ILMxLAB