Walt Disney

Creative & Shoot Director: David Wilder   |   Sr. Designer: Richard Tsai   |   Writer & Producer: Eric Yeater

Production Producer: Eileen Huaco   |   Shoot & Composite: IMG

- Introduction -

An unprecedented look at the complex life and enduring legacy of one of America’s best-known storytellers – Walt Disney. Featuring rarely seen footage from the Disney archive, scenes from some of his greatest films, and interviews with biographers, animators and artists who worked on his early films, as well as the designers who helped turn his dream of Disneyland into reality, this two-night, four-hour film reveals the makings of the man who would leave an indelible mark on our nation’s cultural history.

We wanted to do something special for this documentary but our budget was very low. So, after some concepting with our in-house design team, we selected an idea with a down & dirty shoot along with minimal compositing. Our in-house Senior Designer Richard Tsai really stepped up and created storyboards that showcased our concept and allowed me to sell the idea to everyone involved as well as provide us with some additional budget to finish the concept properly.

- Concept -

We really wanted to take the viewer inside Walt's world so we devised a concept whereby the viewer is drawn into a artists drawing board.


Storyboards: Sr. Designer, Richard Tsai (PBS Creative Lab)

- The Shoot -

Working with Interface Media Group, we set up a small tabletop shoot to capture the major elements we'd need later in composite.


- Series Sell -