17 09 2008

this short musical piece BLUE BAYOU from disney’s MAKE MINE MUSIC, 1946, is not too well known. maybe because it is a bit boring. there is no story, two cranes are flying around the swamp trees in a full moon night, and in the background you hear some kitschy song. but I was always fascinated by the amazing camera-moves. I tried to recreate several of them, but so far the one below is the only successful result. very complicated combined turning pans/truck in and out.

© disney enterprises, inc



2 responses

17 09 2008
Nancy Beiman

Hi Hans,

This was one of the cut sequences from FANTASIA. The original soundtrack was Debussy’s CLAIR DE LUNE.

It’s pretty dull with that track, too, actually.

17 09 2008
Nancy Beiman

Didn’t they have a special camera stand that rotated in a circle? I believe they use it for the opening shot of PINOCCHIO, and for the ‘snowflakes falling’ in FANTASIA’S Nutcracker Suite.

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