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

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

Development of a Bipedal Robot that Walks Like an Animation Character

From Disney Research. Authors Seungmoon Song (Disney Research Pittsburgh) Joohyung Kim (Disney Research Pittsburgh) Katsu Yamane (Disney Research Pittsburgh) IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2015 May 26, 2015 Our goal is to bring animation characters to life in the real world. We present a bipedal robot that looks like and walks like an animation character. We start from animation data of a … Continue reading Development of a Bipedal Robot that Walks Like an Animation Character

Duet Festival Screenings

We have a couple of updates about Duet, the recent film by Glen Keane. The film is part of the Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival 16 – 21 September 2014 Bristol, UK. Duet will be shown Friday Sept. 19. Encounters Festival is the UK’s leading short film and animation festival, and the annual meeting place for filmmakers and industry professionals.  Based in Bristol, UK, Encounters runs a six … Continue reading Duet Festival Screenings