A visit to EPCOT Center – 1983 16mm Restored Film

With EPCOT Center turning 35 years old yesterday we wanted to share with you a project we completed recently but decided to hold off until now for release. We were able to convert and restore the 1983 film "A Visit to EPCOT Center". What makes this special is this restoration was completed from a 16mm print of the film, later it was released on home movie and the quality was sub-par to say the least. The...Read More...

Podcast Episode 4 – One Little Spark

Our main topic this month is the conception, history and early years of EPCOT Center. We look into the original vision of how it wasn't really thought to be a theme park and that Walt wanted this to be the community of tomorrow. Brian and the gang also discuss the 1966 film Walt made to promote the concept and also get people excited about what was going to happen in Florida. How talks about the original…Read More...

1966 EPCOT Film – Restoration Complete

We have completed and published the fully restored verion of the 1966 EPCOT Film which was part of Walt Disney's Florida Project. Filmed in October 1966, this film shows an eager Walt, just two months shy of his sudden death. This film is an amazing piece of Disneyana and Americana. Enjoy!Read More...

1966 EPCOT Film – Restoration Comparison – Should we do more to it?

Here is a side by side comparison of the restoration we have been doing on Walt Disney's 1966 Film about EPCOT. We employed a few different techniques to remove dust/grain, smooth the motion, steady the picture and improve the color balance. You'll notice it is cropped a bit, that needed to be done in order to compensate for some of the scenes where the camera shakes quite a bit.Read More...