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  Topic: ImagiNations Competition
lightguy

Replies: 12
Views: 5601

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:12 pm   Subject: ImagiNations Competition
Thanks a lot, I'm really happy to have made it this far. Wish me luck for the finals Smile
  Topic: WDW CP
lightguy

Replies: 6
Views: 3571

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:07 pm   Subject: WDW CP
Congrats, that's great. Hope you have a great time!
  Topic: ImagiNations Competition
lightguy

Replies: 12
Views: 5601

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:17 pm   Subject: ImagiNations Competition
I just found out my team made it to the Semi-Final round.

I have to wait 2 more long weeks before I'll know if I get to go to WDI.
  Topic: ImagiNations Competition
lightguy

Replies: 12
Views: 5601

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:44 pm   Subject: ImagiNations Competition
did anyone else enter?

I'm curious how others are doing?
  Topic: Best contact at Uni Creative?
lightguy

Replies: 2
Views: 2443

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:52 pm   Subject: Best contact at Uni Creative?
I am about to graduate with my MFA in May and would like to send my resume and portfolio to Universal Creative.

I remember reading somewhere on these forums that the person listed on this site's re ...
  Topic: Lighting for DCA's World of Color
lightguy

Replies: 1
Views: 1670

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:50 am   Subject: Lighting for DCA's World of Color
Does anyone know who is doing the lighting design for the World of Color show at California Adventure?
  Topic: Study abroad.. any sites to see?
lightguy

Replies: 10
Views: 4374

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:54 am   Subject: Study abroad.. any sites to see?
Efteling is a pretty famous, historic park in the Netherlands.

Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen has some amazing history, it opened in 1843!
  Topic: Thoughts for a ride system
lightguy

Replies: 25
Views: 10684

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:03 pm   Subject: Thoughts for a ride system
Have you seen the X-coaster style design? Though a different execution then you're suggesting, it has some similar mechanics (rotating seats).

Even though its a different system entirely, from a gu ...
  Topic: No takers for Hard Rock Park
lightguy

Replies: 0
Views: 1637

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:44 pm   Subject: No takers for Hard Rock Park
Not only did no one pony up the $35MM minimum bid for Hard Rock Park in Myrtle Beach, but PARC Management's offer to run the park with partial government financing also was rejected:
http://www.myrtl ...
  Topic: Imagineering Exodus?
lightguy

Replies: 5
Views: 2814

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:35 am   Subject: Imagineering Exodus?
Has anyone else heard the rumors of layoffs at Imagineering in January?

Most importantly, Tony Baxter and Joe Rohde may be on their way out. That would be a huge blow to Disney's brain trust especi ...
  Topic: Ringling
lightguy

Replies: 10
Views: 4932

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:39 am   Subject: Finances
Keep in mind that the best schools generally have the best endowments and therefore have better merit scholarships and financial aide. So remember to look closely at every school.

Here at CMU, for ...
  Topic: Theme Park work in the current economic climate
lightguy

Replies: 7
Views: 3682

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:06 am   Subject: Theme Park work in the current economic climate
For those of you already in the themed entertainment business-- has the current economic "meltdown" effected this industry much yet? Specifically as it relates to getting and retaining work? ...
  Topic: 2008 Thea Awards
lightguy

Replies: 1
Views: 1793

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:09 pm   Subject: 2008 Thea Awards
The Themed Entertainment Association has given the following awards for theme park attractions this year, thought I'd share it for the non-TEA members here.

Recipients - 15th Annual Thea Awards
Th ...
  Topic: SATE 08
lightguy

Replies: 18
Views: 8472

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:49 pm   Subject: SATE 08
You fill out a form online and send a scan of your current student ID-- it's a fairly straightforward process, and TEA is relatively quick about processing them.

Student TEA registration is $50 and ...
  Topic: SATE 08
lightguy

Replies: 18
Views: 8472

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:59 am   Subject: SATE 08
I finally got around to registering-- hope to see many of you there!
  Topic: A serious school?
lightguy

Replies: 12
Views: 6239

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:23 am   Subject: A serious school?
Take a look at CalArts, and theres a school in NYC that has a respected program but the name escapes me at the moment.

As far as ETC goes, they teach real site-based design as well, 3 of your 4 sem ...
  Topic: Imagineer and inspirational professor Randy Pausch dies
lightguy

Replies: 1
Views: 2089

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:00 pm   Subject: Imagineer and inspirational professor Randy Pausch dies
We can all learn from his character and inpirational message.

On a site where many of us harbour childhood dreams of working for theme parks, his message of striving to fulfill those goals certainl ...
  Topic: SATE 08
lightguy

Replies: 18
Views: 8472

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:41 pm   Subject: SATE 08
I'm very close to booking this as well. I'm a student member of TEA, so $318 isn't terrible, but it's enough that I'm tempted to hold off until a full schedule is posted.

KingslyZISSOU-- I think I ...
  Topic: SATE 08
lightguy

Replies: 18
Views: 8472

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:18 pm   Subject: SATE 08
Some new information has been posted to TEA's website: http://themeit.com/sate.htm

including biographies of the presenters and some more about the topics covered.

Workcreative-- I'd still love t ...
  Topic: Busch Buyout
lightguy

Replies: 11
Views: 5890

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:20 pm   Subject: Busch Buyout
The plot thickens...

“That said… I do have a very good rumor about who may really be set to take on the Busch parks. This rumor has leaked in from half a dozen sources with connections to Busch loc ...
  Topic: Busch Buyout
lightguy

Replies: 11
Views: 5890

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:14 pm   Subject: Busch Buyout
The terms of the buyout may well include the rights to use the phrase "Busch Gardens" and what I would guess will happen is a slow transitioning of the name to something other than Busch ove ...
  Topic: Degrees... too many choices!!
lightguy

Replies: 32
Views: 13544

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:41 pm   Subject: Degrees... too many choices!!
I should mention is that 18 credits is little more than an introduction, especially in thater programs that are designed as conservatory training, so if the theatrical part of it is important to you, ...
  Topic: Degrees... too many choices!!
lightguy

Replies: 32
Views: 13544

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:29 pm   Subject: Degrees... too many choices!!
I know one person who's very successful in the field who did a combined theater/entertainment technology degree. He worked with Landmark Entertainment Group before striking out on his own.

A lot of ...
  Topic: New Disney Park in China
lightguy

Replies: 2
Views: 2344

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:30 pm   Subject: New Disney Park in China
Looks like the Disney park in Shanghai might finally be getting off the ground--

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-06/29/content_8457779.htm

Plans for a $5.7 Billion park 8 times the size o ...
  Topic: 3D WDW
lightguy

Replies: 3
Views: 2727

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:29 pm   Subject: 3D WDW
Its extremely cool, if a bit on the slow side while consuming lots of your computer's resources.

I hope they add Disneyland Paris and Tokyo as I've never visited those and would be more excited to ...
  Topic: The Disney Mountains: Imagineering at its Peak
lightguy

Replies: 5
Views: 3365

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:56 am   Subject: The Disney Mountains: Imagineering at its Peak
I just finished reading this, it had sat around for a week while I was busy at work, but it was well worth the wait.

As someone who's read most of the books in print in regards to WDI, this is a ke ...
  Topic: universal hollywood fire
lightguy

Replies: 25
Views: 11426

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:07 am   Subject: universal hollywood fire
Yep, that's the one.

Had no idea how often it broke down, I must have been lucky.
  Topic: SATE 08
lightguy

Replies: 18
Views: 8472

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:41 pm   Subject: SATE 08
I'm working in San Francisco at the moment, but I head back to the east coast to finish my Master's Thesis in August.
  Topic: SATE 08
lightguy

Replies: 18
Views: 8472

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:08 am   Subject: SATE 08
I''ve never been, but I'm planning on going this year.

Thinking I'll stay in town for the weekend and enjoy the parks.

Looks like not only will there be some interesting classes, but also hopefu ...
  Topic: universal hollywood fire
lightguy

Replies: 25
Views: 11426

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:51 pm   Subject: universal hollywood fire
I also wish that smell was used more often in theme parks, and not as a gimmick, but as a thoughtfully designed, integrated element.
  Topic: universal hollywood fire
lightguy

Replies: 25
Views: 11426

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:50 pm   Subject: Re: Bring back E.T.
[quote="steamboatwillie"]As for Kong... maybe a drive-in simulator?? That could be pretty sweet.[/quote]

Ever been to Busch Gardens Africa in Tampa, FL?

They have this really innovativ ...
  Topic: Adventure experiences in theme parks
lightguy

Replies: 2
Views: 2394

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:40 pm   Subject: Adventure experiences in theme parks
THere's a really interesting article at http://jimhillmedia.com/blogs/jim_hill/archive/2008/06/06/will-pirates-soon-be-returning-to-treasure-er-discovery-island.aspx


Its about using an island on ...
  Topic: universal hollywood fire
lightguy

Replies: 25
Views: 11426

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:12 pm   Subject: universal hollywood fire
"If they can't get King Kong back up and runnng (it is apparently in seriously bad shape after the fire), what new or existing (in FL, Japan or elsewhere) attaction would you put in its place?&qu ...
  Topic: ImagiNations Competition
lightguy

Replies: 12
Views: 5601

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:15 pm   Subject: ImagiNations Competition
Has anyone here participated in Imagineering's ImagiNations competition before?

Any pieces of advice? What did you think of the experience?
  Topic: DLP projectors in Theme Parks-- problematic?
lightguy

Replies: 4
Views: 3314

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:10 pm   Subject: DLP projectors in Theme Parks-- problematic?
thanks for mentioning the singing busts, I remember noticing it myself now.
  Topic: Lend me your ear?
lightguy

Replies: 13
Views: 6083

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:37 pm   Subject: Lend me your ear?
Not to be a contrarian, because there are many different paths.

But as far as lighting goes, both theatrically and in architecture, many people end up being "pigeon hold" as master electr ...
  Topic: DLP projectors in Theme Parks-- problematic?
lightguy

Replies: 4
Views: 3314

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 6:14 pm   Subject: DLP projectors in Theme Parks-- problematic?
So I'm wondering if anyone knows about single chip DLP projectors used in any theme parks and if the common "rainbow effect" leads to motion sickness or an otherwise unpleasent guest experie ...
  Topic: Lend me your ear?
lightguy

Replies: 13
Views: 6083

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 11:48 am   Subject: Lend me your ear?
Thinkwell, for example, has a small permanent staff and a very large collection of freelancers.

Once a project takes shape, the look at who on their list might suit the project and send out an &qu ...
  Topic: Degrees... too many choices!!
lightguy

Replies: 32
Views: 13544

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 11:42 am   Subject: Degrees... too many choices!!
My suggestion, the life experiences gained by living at college are as important as any degree. A lot of those people will be your peers and network in the industry.
  Topic: Next steps into the industry (lighting)
lightguy

Replies: 7
Views: 4595

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:57 am   Subject: Next steps into the industry (lighting)
right now I'm in San Francisco, but my brother lives in Orlando, and I'm young enough that I'm definitely willing to go where the work takes me.
  Topic: Next steps into the industry (lighting)
lightguy

Replies: 7
Views: 4595

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:44 pm   Subject: Next steps into the industry (lighting)
I did my undergrad at Syracuse University, which was an amazing school and I went straight to grad school at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. The drama program there does have some connection ...
  Topic: Next steps into the industry (lighting)
lightguy

Replies: 7
Views: 4595

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:31 pm   Subject: Next steps into the industry (lighting)
Hello,

First time poster. I've wanted to be involved in theme park lighting since I was a kid, and I've finally made my first steps into the industry... I'm working on a dark ride / roller coaster ...
 
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