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Airs: March 23rd, 2012

Directed By: Jayson Thiessen

Storyboarded by (Senior/Junior): Raven Molisee & Dave Weibe

Official (?) Synopsis:

"Fluttershy struggles to overcome her fear of public humiliation so she can help Rainbow Dash and the other pegasi create a tornado powerful enough to lift the water required for rainy season in the cloud-producing city of Cloudsdale.".

Some juicy scenes in this one. Hope you guys like it! Whoo!

Bluh.. Too bad there's no 'hung over' emoticon in the mood setting. Happy Post-St. Patrick's Day everypony..! Ugh..

-Raven
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  • Drinking: Mocha
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:iconmlp222:
mlp222 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Hum we... have the same name....

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chaostic2k1 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Question, (I know background ponies don't always get official names but) what is the name of the super buff yeah pony? What do you call him? I'm like dying to know :O
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I've adopted the fan name that's been floating around: "Snowflake"!
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chaostic2k1 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
I figured as much *quiet inner rage* hehe ;P Thanks for getting back to me though :D
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Wanderwolf Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
I have to ask: Was the 1950's-style educational film in the script, or did it originate from the storyboards?
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:iconraveneesimo:
Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
That was definitely in the script. The specific visuals were not but we were provided with some handy links to the style we were shooting for.
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DuplexFields Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Spitfire didn't join the funnel to add her 16+ wingpower because she was testing Rainbow's leadership ability.... right?
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Mckayr12 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where do you watch it?
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:iconraveneesimo:
Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
The Hub! Or... Youtube? (I usually download a torrent.. GASP!)
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Dogman15 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
I can always find every episode on YouTube, considering I don't get The Hub.
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
THAT would be a good choice. I'm in Canada so my choices are limited, but the website is perfect if you live in the states.
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Dogman15 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Thank you for all of your behind-the-scenes answers and trivia things, by the way!
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PinkiePie166 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Artist
I just watched it, And it was so sad! :'(
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:iconraveneesimo:
Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Parts of it... indeed. Though I'd be lying thru my teeth if I said I didn't enjoy handling that kind of stuff.
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WizardWannabe Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
I just watched this episode, it was brilliant!
Loved the 50's info film, the beefcake pony and Fluttershy's training montage!
And so much Derpy!
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Ha! Thanks! I think (so far) it was my favorite one to work on. Social anxiety is something I'm very familiar with, so it was all about doing everything possible to enforce that visually (i.e. Wall of Eyeballs.. LoL)
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WizardWannabe Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Oh yes, the tunnel of eyes! That was a great visual metaphor. Fluttershy was very relatable in this episode, especially for those of us who have felt like that.
I also enjoyed the butterfly tug of war. So many great visuals in this episode.

I was wondering, if you don't mind me asking, when did you board this episode? I'm just curious how long it took to get from storyboarding to airing on tv.
Also, do you know who does the backgrounds? I've often been impressed with them, especially the architecture.
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bennaroosky Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
The Wall of Eyeballs was just awesomely disturbing. Fantastic visual metaphor. Fluttershy definitely had some great expressions at a few points, too. X)
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majorkerina Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Writer
Your wall of eyeballs has now scarred me for life o_o....thanks :).

The presentation of social anxiety definitely touched a nerve for me, especially when it comes to athletics. I really could easily relate to what Fluttershy was feeling.

I'm not sure how many of the tree gags were in specifically noted in the script but they turned out great and were easily the among my favorite gags.

Especially visually, I loved the stuffing out of this episode from each character touch to the body language to the heartfelt expressions. Loved it so much and lots of cheers.
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Well, the first tree gag was in the script. The second one (if you mean the one with RD's eyes popping out of the tree) was me. What's with the tree/fluttershy thing? Is it a fandom thing? I keep seeing comments. XD I'm so curious!!!!

I'm glad you liked it so much. I'm really pleased that so many are happy with it. It really was the first one that I have felt wholly competent in and its kind of reinforcing my confidence. XD
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majorkerina Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Writer
PS - You and the rest of the team are so fantastic at visual storytelling and I wanted to add a cheer that a story about gaining confidence boosted your confidence too :).
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majorkerina Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Writer
I believe the "Fluttershy as a tree" gag goes back to one of my favorite little scenes (love the back and forth banter in the dark) from season one in "Over a Barrel" from this little clip here - [link] And, naturally, fandom went to town on that line of dialogue. There's actually a cute series of caps which counts "Days" of Fluttershy's attempts to be more tree-like.

Interesting tidbit/coincidence - "Hurricane Fluttershy" was one day off from being a year to the day after "Over A Barrel" aired.

I personally have found all the episodes you've boarded to be fantastic :) but I can see what you mean with this episode in particular. It's especially visually fluid and focused (although I still and will always love Lesson Zero because it was my first episode I saw).
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LHconceptpony Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional
I'm pretty familiar with it too lol. I'd say you guys did a brilliant job of getting it across. This episode is up there in my top 2 or 3 faves for sure. :)
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Sweet! I'm honored, since there are so many spectacular eps to choose from XD
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firewolfky Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
I'm just hoping Derpy Hooves is in the background in all her derped glory. I've been so depressed the last two weeks without seeing her.
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Your wish is granted!
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firewolfky Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
[link] Derpy loves you too!
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:iconraveneesimo:
Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Awe! :hug:
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:iconfirewolfky:
firewolfky Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
I love you!
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Solomen Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Derpy doing weight presses with her wings :iconderpylightningplz:
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majorkerina Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Writer
The second preview clip has lots of background Derpy in it. ^^

[link] *Warning, spoilers to those who want to see the episode without any previews* *Resynced audio version*
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firewolfky Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
YOU have just made not only my night, but my son's. Thank you!
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majorkerina Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student Writer
^_^ Happy to hear.
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Unidad26 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Mmmm like always thanks for the preview info, i been wondering how do people or directors in a carton like this decide how often and how many episodes must have?
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:iconraveneesimo:
Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I think the network puts in an order for a certain amount. The standard is either a 13 or a 26 episode contract... Though I am not sure what dictates those numbers.

Are there any shows that do 64 (or 62?) episode seasons anymore? I remember that being common when I was a kid. Shows like Tiny Toon Adventures and Beetlejuice..
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majorkerina Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Writer
I absolutely love the music which was used in the teaser and I really hope it makes it into the episode itself and wasn't just promo music - [link]

Either way this episode will be guaranteed awesome ^^V....*squeee*

I know you can't answer this but it's kinda odd to me that Hasbro hasn't really said anything about a commitment to their show order after the 13 episodes of season three ordered so far. I mean...huge ratings...huge following...huge toy launches upcoming...should be a no-brainer to just set everyone's mind at ease and announce a big commitment....and maybe even fund a spin-off or movie. And then I see the Jayson and Big Jim retweeting about the parent of DHX Media Vancouver has big plans...and I can't help but have happy, pony-filled thoughts heh...

But that's things for future me. Pegasi induced tornados await for now!

Hope you feel better soon!
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I wish I could say more. I really do! Its hard seeing you guys ask all these questions while we know the answers but can't say. XD

As for the ep, I don't know.. did they use the same music? I haven't seen it since the mix session so the stuff I heard wasn't final. Eagerly awaiting my download...
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majorkerina Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Writer
I understood. ^^

Having listened to the episode, I actually think it was promo music and not in the episode itself. The episode had a fantastic mix but now I wonder where that promo snippet came from. Hope someone makes a great remix from it :).
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BillyTheShark Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah! Thanks for sharing that promo. The music is amazing!
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majorkerina Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Writer
PS - Each of your episodes this season have managed to disturb me in all the best possible ways.

I can already see from the preview that so will this one :).
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TriforceoftheGods Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
The preview shown on The Hub after Dragon Quest has me psyched!

Unfortunately, I'm not hung over. Which is sad when you consider that the day after St. Patrick's Day was my 21st birthday, making it totally legal for me to do so.
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Awwwww! Did some plans fall thru? Happy (belated) Birthday! :D
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TriforceoftheGods Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
I didn't have time to as I had to go back to school and do pit practice for the play. I got some drinks at the bowling alley last night, though :3

Thank you so much :D

Haven't had a chance to watch the episode yet (don't get The Hub at school and missed the livestream.
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deniseunicorn Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Whoa!
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kirbynat Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
heh...are you Irish, or were you just having fun?
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I am partly Irish! But yesterday we were celebrating our friend Ceile's birthday and she just so happens to be Irish as well. It was a grand time.
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kirbynat Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you had fun! :D
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Tervicz Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Juicy scenes? Hmmm... Also, Derpy might be there! Too bad I won't be seeing them until 2 weeks after.
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:iconraveneesimo:
Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Well, juicy to me. :D

You won't be seeing this ep for 2 weeks? Or others? why not?
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Tervicz Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
I'll be on vacation with no internet access. But that also means I'll have more new episodes to look at when I get back!
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