Steven Davison does Disney’s World of Color

For those of you who saw Steven Davison do his recreation of the pitch he gave that sold Disney management on “Believe… There’s Magic In The Stars” he will forever be known as Mr Forty-two shells in six seconds (read this interview from 2001 on Laughingplace.com and watch clips of the presentation in part two). “Believe…” was the show that rewrote what was possible to do with fireworks at a theme park. Davison used the pyrotechnic explosions as if they were paint on a canvas and brought music synchronization to a new level.

Now Steven and his team at WDI are bringing the water fountain and projection show to new levels. “Disney’s World of Color” is coming into the Paradise Pier Bay and, well, it’s best if we just let Steven describe it himself…

See parts two and three below the cut:

Part Two:

Part Three:

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait.

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2 Responses to Steven Davison does Disney’s World of Color

  1. Really enjoyed this presentation of Imagineer Steven Davison demoing World of Color show coming to California Adventure http://is.gd/1FQxx

  2. Michael M says:

    I have no doubts as to Steven & his team’s talent & enthusiasm.

    But so many WORDS! After watching all 3 vid clips, I have my doubts as to how much of the STORY will be discernible (segment to segment). Steven had to use so so so many words to convey the story — OK, OK, granted there’s very little to watch since it’s all in development.

    But I always worry when artists & designers are in charge of projects that are, in essence, stage stories.

    My point: a stage director should have ultimate authority. A stage director knows how to to tell a story and put the focus where it needs to be.

    Otherwise, all you have is an abstract mess of segments that look really ‘pretty’ and have a bunch of cool effects. But in the end, how much of the audience will go away thinking “that was a cool way to put a movie onto a water-screen.”

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