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JHolmes

How Does Disney Do The Strobe Effect In Fantasmic?

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Hey everyone!

Does anybody know how Disney does the strobe-light effect on Tom Sawyer's Island in Fantasmic?

The strobes are practically invisible when not lit but they don't just "strobe," they chase up, then down, and even zig-zag!

I want to recreate the effect for my own project.

Help?

Thanks!

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One possibility is that they use DMX strobe lights and can individually control each one. I know they use a Highend systems Wholehog console, but not sure on the strobes, but my guess would be that.

Will Sanders

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I was curious as to the pricing. I found a used AF1000 for $350... for a single strobe! And the Colorblasts are about $1200 new. That's a whole other world for me!

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Thanks again!

I don't think that is exactly what we are looking for but I like that website!

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Hey everyone!

Does anybody know how Disney does the strobe-light effect on Tom Sawyer's Island in Fantasmic?

The strobes are practically invisible when not lit but they don't just "strobe," they chase up, then down, and even zig-zag!

I want to recreate the effect for my own project.

Help?

Thanks!

Ok, well below is a list of all the lights for this show that I dug up.

Mainland Towers

Tower A:

(6) Clay Paky Alpha Wash 1200s

(3) Clay Paky Alpha Profile 1200s

(5) High End Systems AF1000s Strobes

(5) Source 4 Pars

(1) 2kW MX-3000 Syncrolite

(1) Lycian 2kW Followspot

(5) Unused Source 4 Pars

Total number of lights: 27

Tower B:

(12) Clay Paky Alpha Wash 1200s

(6) Clay Paky Alpha Profile 1200s

(8) High End Systems AF1000s Strobes

(12) Unused Source 4 Pars

(2) 2kW MX-3000 Syncrolites

(2) Lycian 2kW Followspots

Total number of lights: 42

Tower C:

(6) Clay Paky Alpha Wash 1200s

(3) Clay Paky Alpha Profile 1200s

(5) High End Systems AF1000s Strobes

(5) Source 4 Pars

(1) 2kW MX-3000 Syncrolite

(1) Lycian 2kW Followspot

Total number of lights: 21

River Boxes:

(3 per each) ColorKinetics Colorblast 12 Powercore's

Island Towers:

(?) Clay Paky Alpha Profile 1200s

(?) Vari-Lite VL5s

(2 per tower) 2kW MX-3000 Syncrolites

(?) Strobe-Briks

On and around the island:

(2) 2kW MX-3000 Syncrolites

(?) ColorKinetics TR UVs

(?) High End Systems AF1000 Strobes

(1) ARRI 5kW Fresnel

(?) ColorKinetics ColorBlast 12 Powercore's

(?) Strobe-Briks

Various other fixtures

Fountain Lighting:

(?) Stonco Pars

Barge Lighting:

Large Amounts of RGB LEDs for the sides (each LED individually, controlled via DMX)

(?) ColorKinetics TR UVs

(?) ColorKinetics ColorBlast 12 Powercore's

This is basically the list of lighting used in Fantasmic. Some of it is new..heck most of it is new...some of it old.

Ron

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This is basically the list of lighting used in Fantasmic. Some of it is new..heck most of it is new...some of it old.

There's an echo in here. This is a copy/paste of the same information from 2008 located at the link I provided above.

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I appreciate him posting it here though! I was able to look at the lists easier and ended up finding what I wanted :)

Looks like a VERY expensive light though.

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Call Disney and ask of course :)

Best of luck with that.

You'd be surprised! It's a lot easier than you'd think.

Just not very well published...which I think is the point.

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