After finishing the Fantasmic! in miniature project some months ago I decided it was about time to start working on a new one. During the past months I animated, draw and built this short-lived project called The Magic, The Memories and You in miniature. The idea was building the It's a Small World attraction facade in cardboard and projecting the complete computer re-drown Disneyland show.
The first part was about looking for images of the entire facade and re-drawing it. This task took about one and a half week. These are two images from the final result:
|Segment of the facade.|
|Front are of the facade.|
The second task was to start drawing each of the facades/segments on which the show is divided. This was the hardest part of the entire project, because it is very time consuming and one has to look for a lot of small details. It took me about three weeks to draw an 80% of the show. Here are some:
|Second facade, the lines and shapes start to glow into various colors.|
|The third facade turns into a dark blue, waiting for the white clouds and the sun coming from the It's a Small World clock.|
The fourth one makes all the figures look very colorful, different from the real daylight attraction facade.
|After an spinning of the past facade, the eight one is dedicated to the It's a Small World characters.|
|In a crossover transition from the past
facade to fifteen one, some strings coming out of the figures and the
|The eighteen facade. Not completed yet. It has some pastel colors again and appears after the Pirates segment of the show. Need to add the roses and the roman columns.|
The third step was animating. Now, if you have some knowledge and experience with animations you must know what a daunting task this is. Hours and hours of analyzing videos from the real show. Dividing scenes into workable sub-projects and then animating each of them. Some of the scenes do not require major animations, and even others are heavy loaded most are doable with some perseverance and hard work. These are a couple of test videos I made while I was working on the animations:
The almost final part of the project (after building the facade in cardboard) is mapping it and tweaking the video around so that it fitted to the physical scale model.
|Projection mapping process. Facade part being mapped.|