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Archive from January 2009

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Sunday, January 11, 2009 2:14AM
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2:14 AM - Sandy Duncan in Disneyland - 1974 TV special (posted by Allen )
I'd never heard of this TV special, where Sandy Duncan sings and dances her way through Disneyland in 1974, but I found it accidentally while looking for something completely non-related on YouTube the other night.

I thought I'd pass it along. They have skits inside Pirates of the Caribbean, the Haunted Mansion, and even a song-and-dance number inside the dinosaur diorama. It's interesting seeing how little some parts of the park have changed in the past 30+ years. But boy, have the characters changed...!

It's also sponsored by McDonald's and part 6 includes a commercial from that era, "Where you can still get lunch for less than a dollar!" I guess I'm getting old, now that my childhood years are 30+ years ago. What a neat time capsule. (And for all the kids out there, just go to Wikipedia and you can look up who Sandy Duncan is.)

Intro -
part 1 - (Jackson 5)
part 2 - (Mansion)
part 3 - (Jungle Cruise/MS)
part 4 - (Pirates)
part 5 - (Castle/Dinos)
part 6 - (Main Street)

It's full of retro goodness.
Saturday, January 3, 2009 12:42PM
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12:42 PM - How I spent my winter vacation... (posted by Allen )
I thought I'd share this video project I just completed for a local client. They own Festival Park, our Iowa "theme park" for the Des Moines Renaissance Faire. Their main business involves sporting activities (golf, batting cages, go-carts, snowboarding, skiing, tubing, etc.). Their marketing guy put together this tutorial video to play in their lodge letting folks know the process, and I thought I'd share it with everyone.

I put it together using Final Cut running on an iMac, and source video was recorded using a Sony HDR-HC1. Full color correction has not been done, and there are some audio mixing issues, which can be fixed, but the cheesiness of the rest of it is apparently by design :-)

Consider all the snow a free gift to all of you on non-snowy states :-) Happy new year!

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