The event was organized by George Taylor of the Disney Blogs - 2719 Hyperion & Imaginerding , as well as, Jeff Pepper from 2719 Hyperion and George's brother Andrew Taylor from the Imaginerding site.
After introductions, George and Jeff gave the initial presentation entitled: "Meet Buddy Robinson" which detailed Los Angeles in the 1920's and 1930's as we followed Walt Disney's and the Disney Studio's movements through those formative years."SWEATBOX was used as both a noun and a verb by Disney veterans. Originally, the sweatbox was a tiny room about the size of a closet. The closet became a makeshift projection room in the early thirties at the Hyperion studio site. Animators would sweat because of the closeness of the room and/or because of the anxiety of having their work analyzed and scrutinized. Even after the move to the Burbank studio and spacious projection rooms, the term sweatbox was still used. sweatbox became a verb When someone would sweatbox a work in progress or analyze it to see if it was ready to move on to the next stage of production."
From Working With Walt: Interviews with Disney Artists by Don Peri
Afterward, Jeff Crawford and Michael Crawford from Progress City, U.S.A. presented a humerous slideshow depicting their most recent trip to Walt Disney World.
Disney Blogs represented:
Next 2719 Sweatbox
The next 2719 Hyperion Sweatbox has already been scheduled for Saturday June 12th at 6:00 pm at he Archdale, NC Public Library. Visit: 2719 Hyperion Sweatbox for more information.