Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Holiday Season

Good LORD! I ate too much, I drank too much.......

Chief and his lovely wife came over yesterday for some kick ass food prepared by Sunnycide Gibson herself. Hoot Jr loved his gift from Chief and all was well.

We hope you all had a good one too!

We talked about the blog and where it's going. We're going to make it more of a community (of tomorrow) so you fellow fans can get involved. You're not fans of Hoot and Chief but fans of the greatest future vision ever created, Horizons. Just like we are.

I'm excited!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Our Favorite Redhead

Ok, so here we have the best we could get for the daughter part of the video phone call, or whatever you want to call it. And Hoot will have to chime in here in the comments to correct me and/or fill in any details I might have forgotten. My memory has never been real good, and as I get older its only getting worse. :)

Anyways, at the beginning you can see Hoot trying to setup the camera on a tripod to try and get a good shot of the projection screen. But the tripod wasnt tall enough, and there just wasnt a real good spot to get a good shot. Not like the guys projection, as you could see in my 'The Human Clock' post. The projection room was much closer to the screen for the girl film than the projection setup for the guy film. So when we realized we were not going to be able to get a good shot of the screen within range of hearing the audio too, we decided to get what we could get.

So the first long stretch of black screen, is Hoots camera sitting in the projection room to pick up the audio. And of course you can hear the projector and on occasion us making some noises too, sorry. :) Then you can see Hoot pick up his camera, and you get a brief look of the projection out of the glass window in the projector room. Then we setup the camera outside of the booth to the right side, and film the back of the screen from the side at an angle, not the best shot, but it was the best way we could figure out at the time with what we had. Now, when you are watching this part, the guys audio you are hearing is not the audio for his AA in the undersea set, that is the audio from the girls bedroom video screen. You can kinda tell this just by watching, because his audio doesnt match up with her projection. Rememember, we are behind the scenes here, and the backside of those two sets were actually very close. And you will see after we finish filming almost 2 loops of her, Hoot keeps recording as we head back to base camp, and the audio of the guy just gets louder and louder as we crawl there. Base camp was right under the kitchen and girls bedroom sets. I have a pretty decent shot of base camp filmed from my camera where I turn on my lamp, so its not quite so dark. :) I will be posting that sometime in the near future. Enjoy!

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Human Clock

Haha, I love that part "... you must be joking, I mean, you're talking to the human clock here." But seriously, does anyone really believe that this dude was dating the hot daughter?? Come on, he was a submarine repairman!!! Hehe, Enjoy!

Grove Control Tower: Monitor 1

So here we are underneath the Grove Control Tower, trying to get shots of the fake monitors. This one was shot by Hoot, and the other two monitors (like this one) were shot by me. I will be posting those soon. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

150 Cool People!

The "Cool person Count" has reached 150!

We could never had imagined it. Thanks again, Horizons fans!

Close enough!

I realize it wasn't the best idea to ask folks to "enhance" this piece of Disney property. Martin Smith did the next best thing so I hereby declare him the WINNER!

Don't worry though. Chief and I are coming up with more fun ways to win free Horizons stuff! Stay tuned!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Hey Horizons fans

A fellow Horizons fan is down on his luck and needs help. He has been into our beloved attraction for a LONG time now and has helped keep the spirit alive.

Bro put together a CD of Disney pix, which are actually really good, and has them for sale here:

If you have a little extra this Holiday season and want to help out, this is the cat who needs it.

Thanks, pals.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Back to Brava

On with the kick ass panels.

Directly behind me was the seating chart for the shuttle. You now see that the shuttle had a name!!!! The Santa Maria! You tell me just HOW this attraction held this much detail!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Spike Tripper

Remember our old pal Spike? Well, on November 27th his lovely wife gave birth to their son Kieran Edward Tripper! The child's first name, Futureprobe Edward Tripper, would have sounded weird in school so they changed it. Other name ideas included Century Three Tripper, Hoot Gibson Tripper and Abraham Lincoln.

Congratulations old pal!

"Tomorrow's Child....."