Welcome to The MJCast’s first special episode for Season Two, a conversation with none other than filmmaker, artist and Michael Jackson collaborator, Diana Walczak. Before working with the King of Pop, Diana first came to the technology and entertainment industry’s attention when pioneering computer generated imagery in the late 1980’s for Marvel Comics. Following this, Diana began innovating through creating some of the first CGI humans in live action films.
It was in 1994 that Diana had the opportunity to work as a sculptor for Michael Jackson himself when Sony commissioned her to create what has now come to be known as the iconic HIStory Statue. This amazing sculpture of Michael features on his seminal 1995 album, HIStory – Past, Present and Future, Book I and depicts him in his opening pose from the Dangerous World Tour. The statue itself has come to represent Michael’s glory as the King of Pop not only in our hearts as fans, but in physical locations around the world where ten metre versions of the statue from the HIStory era still stand today.
In this conversation you will hear all about Diana’s life as an artist and filmmaker, her work with Michael Jackson and her current artistic and philanthropic endeavours. This truly is a masterclass in Diana’s artistic endeavours and her own HIStory as a Michael Jackson collaborator. We also discuss her official product line, The Diana Walczak Collection from which 60% of proceeds are being put aside for a permanent Michael Jackson HIStory monument for fans all over the world to visit. Please take a moment to explore Diana’s official product line, there you will find a the HIStory police embroidered patch which is inspired by the patch Michael is wearing on his right arm in the HIStory statue and the stunning heather HIStatue t-shirt! Make sure to get your hands on these limited edition products to support Diana and her vision to further Michael’s legacy through her own art. We hope you enjoy this special episode of the internet’s premiere podcast on all things Michael Jackson and the Jackson family.
- Diana Walczak’s official website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Wikipedia and IMDb pages
- The Michael Jackson HIStory Statue Facebook page
- Michael Jackson’s HIStory Teaser short film
- The Radio City Music Hall CGI introductory video as originally broadcast during Michael Jackson’s 1993 Super Bowl performance
- Nestor Sextone video
- Max Headroom video compilation
- PBS’ The Astronomers TV show
- The Radio City Music Hall CGI Christmas introduction video
- Columbia Pictures logo/introduction
- The film Stargate on iTunes
- Footage of Diana Walczak creating the HIStory statue
- The Motherland Calls monument in Russia
- The film Judge Dredd on iTunes
- Footage of Universal Studios’ Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man ride
- Footage from the Busch Gardens Cork Screw Hill ride
- The first, second and third X-Men films on iTunes
- The Jet Li film The One on iTunes
- The film Surrogates on iTunes
- Kingvention, a Michael Jackson fan convention
- World Connect. Grassroots projects, locally driven.
- King of Shop, an online store featuring Michael jackson merchandise.
- Journey to the West by Wu Cheng’en
- Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth L. Cline
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