Response 1

For the first response, I choose to watch Disney’s 1940 Fantaisa. It showed how music could be visualized in the mind of people listening. This film was similar to Disney’s Silly Symphonies, showing an animation to a soundtrack.

Disney’s idea of Fantasia was to be “music that you hear and pictures you could see.” The film was released on November 13, 1940. The price of the productions kept raising while the film was being produced. It was unable to create profit and received much mixed critical media responses. The production would not included any voice or dialog, it would just be the animation and the music. The main segment was focused on Mikey mouse staring in Disney’s version of “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” where Mickey would be shown as an everyday man. Knowing the segment was not enough for the, Disney went to the conductor Leopold Stokowski to suggest more pieces be included. Fantasia was the first commercial film show that had stereophonic sound.

This film’s animation is very similar to others at its time of original release. E animation style and technique of Fantasia have the same style of films like Dumbo and Pinocchio. The colors and use of music are equal of that of Fantaisa’s. All movies show the use of a multiplane camera and technique.

The obvious techniques used in the production of Fantasia were the use of technicolor and a multiplane camera. The usage of the colors was very vibrant with the reds, greens, and blues. The multiplane camera was used to keep the background the same and to use other masks while rolling the footage.

Resources:

http://www.justdisney.com/Features/Fantasia/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantasia_(film)

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About ciolekaj

I am a student at Alfred State College in the Digital Media and Animation Department. I've always had a passion for drawing and wanted to learn more to improve on it. I one day hope to create a video game I designed with the help of the skills im learn while at Alfred.
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