Locally-raised guy helping Disney win a bunch of Oscars; Humboldt’s last week of news

A guy from Humboldt has worked as a lighting artist on a bunch of Oscar-winning movies. Most recently you can see Logan Gloor holding an Academy Award for “Zootopia.” He’s also helped Disney win Oscars for “Life of Pi,” “Frozen,” and “Big Hero 6.”

"Don't drop it," he said when asked what goes through his mind every time he’s held one of the gold-plated awards. “They are heavy and easily scratched.”

According to the Times Standard Gloor was born in Eureka and graduated from McKinleyville High School in 2003. His parents still live here.

For the podcast the lighting artist shares a bit about how he landing his job with Disney, how Humboldt influenced him, and how the director of “The Little Mermaid” and “Aladdin” created a caricature of him.

Before working for Disney, Gloor contributed his expertise to films such as “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” “The Incredible Hulk,” and “The A-Team.”

The story begins at 7:11.

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Holding the Oscar for "Zootopia," submitted
Caricature of Logan Gloor by John Musker, submitted