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Storyboard Lesson by rufftoon Storyboard Lesson by rufftoon

Apologies in advance.

More writing than drawing in this one. Just thought it would be interesting to compare the two scenes, the original animated series one with the movie version.

Though there were no obvious problems with the screen directions per say, it was the whole action- reaction and timing that was awkward in the movie.
Notice that for the animated series, we don't even see one earthbender doing one attack, and yet it is clear and makes sense.

Screen direction in storyboards, cutting and editing is very important. It is the link between the chains of events. It connects with the 180 degree rule :

Please note that this rule can be broken in service to the story, for emotional effect, etc.

As for the "Macarena" in panel 6, I blame this video:
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EvelynKawoosh Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
It's a heat-seeking rock?

*slowly follows in pursuit ....*
thought bubble: [they have to sleep EVENTUALLY...]

Fire Nation Soldier: *stumbles and faceplants* ZONk Zzzzzzzzzzzz

rock: *meanders up and CRUSHES HIS HEAD!*

Kronosam Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOL! Best thing ever!!
herostalker Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
hear you loud and clear binding brother.
MyNaturallyCurlyHair Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student General Artist
"We can outrun this rock!" ... "How about we just dodge it?" :rofl: No kidding...
Gottabeperfect Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Professionalism is a good thing, isn't it?
rufftoon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Or is it a curse?
ZDForrest Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
I honestly hated the last airbender movie. Forgive me, but here are my reasons:
1: Poor bending. (As evidence with the lone rock) there was so much movement, flipping and spinning, yet weak bending. Only the fire benders got it remotely right.
2: Bad (and I mean bad) acting. Seriously, might as well put wooden planks with their faces painted on them up there instead.
3: Appa and Momo are hardly included. All you see is quarter view shots or distance shots of them, never straight on. It's as if they weren't really involved with the story.
4: extremely rushed. I can understand not being able to include everything (it is the entire first season in one after all), but the montage of their adventures just killed it for me. It was like "Here's all the things you're missing out on, but we won't/cant explain them."
I could go on.
All in all, I give it a 1 out of five stars. If you haven't seen the original series, you might get a kick out of it. If you love the show, you might not want to take the time to watch it.
Still, this is my opinion. You don't have to take my word for it. Sorry, just had to rant :P
karasukagami Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012

The world may never know.

Also, no. No you can not dodge the rock. its a heat sensing rock. and since you cant -make- something for it to little firebender! run! XD

"Without order nothing can exist - without chaos nothing can evolve." - Anonymous
CCDooMo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This page made me laugh so hard I almost peed myself, that might be TMI but I figured you could chalk that down as cootose or something
snowcube94 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Puny rock bending act in movie publicly humiliated, how satisfying :)
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