On Thursday, December 5 from 10am to 8pm, The Walt Disney Family Museum will offer FREE admission and extended hours in honor of Walt’s birthday. To commemorate this special occasion, we will host a number of exciting activities throughout the day that highlight Walt’s life, work, and legacy.
It is with deep sadness that The Walt Disney Family Museum must share that Diane Disney Miller has passed away. Diane died of complications from a fall.
Diane was the eldest daughter of Walt and Lillian Disney, wife to Ron Miller, mother of seven children, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, and an inspiration to us all.
Words cannot begin to express our sadness at Diane’s death. She was an extraordinary philanthropist and enthusiastic supporter of the arts. Diane carried on her father’s legacy with dignity, grace, and devotion.
While the family appreciates your thoughts and prayers, we kindly request that their privacy is respected at this time.
In lieu of flowers and gifts, donations may be made to the memorial fund that The Walt Disney Family Museum has created in honor of Diane Disney Miller. Donations will support the museum’s ongoing education efforts, exhibitions, and programs. Donations and cards can also be sent to the family through The Walt Disney Family Museum, attn: Director’s Office; 104 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94129.
Services will be private and the museum has not yet planned a public commemoration of Diane, but a possible program or event may be scheduled in the future.
Take a look at behind the scenes at the making of the 2013 John Lewis Christmas advert — The Bear & The Hare.
This is a classic Christmas tale in the John Lewis tradition with an innovative combination of animated techniques. The marriage of traditional hand-drawn 2D stop frame animation with model sets, creates a tangible world full of texture and detail that conveys the honesty behind the John Lewis Christmas message.
The Bear & The Hare is the first John Lewis campaign to embrace the emotive power of animation, a filmic technique so evocative of Christmas’s gone by.
In order to achieve this complicated combination of animation techniques, the whole film was first created in as a 3D previsualisation animatic with all the sets and characters built to scale. This allowed everything to be developed and planned alongside the model makers and animators, thus integrating the different disciplines and processes before the set was built or the characters were printed.
The 2D-animation frames (nearly 4,000) were printed onto mounted paper and cut with a laser. Feature-film stop-frame animators, then spent 6 weeks bringing the world to life.
I’m a grad student composer/producer in AAU’s Music For Visual Media program, and I am on the hunt for outstanding animated video projects from grad students that need score.
In the near term, I’m looking for a 12 minute animated short, or a few shorts totaling 12 minutes, to score as a final project in my film scoring class, MU640. In the longer term I’m looking for other student videos to score for my midpoint review next year.
I’ve included links to my music production and scoring work and a brief bio below. Thanks!
Cal Reichenbach composes and produces music for visual media. He specializes in guitar-driven, rhythmically intricate work that spans a wide swath of genres including world groove, jazz, rock, funk, classical and electronica. Cal is a veteran member of the SF Music Award-winning afrobeat ensemble ALBINO!, and he is currently earning a Masters in Music and Sound Design for Visual Media at Academy of Art in San Francisco.
Music Production for Visual Media