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Last Airbender Spoilers 02 by rufftoon Last Airbender Spoilers 02 by rufftoon
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A) Don't ask...

B) Some very basics storyboarding shot tips.

C) That's all I could think of, everytime I saw a soldier juggling his sword instead of attacking.

D) Long, slow motion shots allow you to spend time looking at what happens in the background.
Aang is also wondering why he's being ignored by the enemy.
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PyramidHead90 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Hey, just be glad Harpo of the Water Tribe wasn't sparkling in that scene.
trana-blay5 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think you got close enough on Aang's face for the first panel of the movie shot with the closeups.  You could practically see his breath on the lense
daufuskiedog Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the Indi!
AsjJohnson Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

I just saw something on TV that reminded me of this deviation of yours.


My dad called me into the living room to look at some scenery he saw on The Bachelorette. So, I waited for a few minutes, him being sure they'll show it again (and he won't quit bugging me until I see what he wants me to see - even though I told him it was probably just an establishing shot for the start of the scene).

I start noticing that they're using the exact same two shots over and over, and nothing else. Over the shoulder, over the other shoulder, over the shoulder, over the other shoulder, and so on and so on. (plus, most of the shots just showed one of them nodding their head) Though... The Last Airbender couldn't have been that bad, could it? Finally, they showed a third shot that showed both of them at the same time (mid-shot? hip up? been too long since I've heard about these things). Then they repeated the first two shots a few more times, and then the third shot a second time. After that, I just wouldn't put up with the merry-go-round anymore, and I think my dad gave up trying to get me to watch for that long shot.

(And now I wonder if I would've even noticed, if I'd liked that show. I might should pay attention to a show I do like to see how they do their shots.)

commander672 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
A) I see the Fire Nation's been taking tips from the Cybrans in Supreme Commander.

B) Ill admit,without dialogue it looks like a comedic pause where two characters stare awkwardly at each other over something weird. Were that the case I'd actually like the repetition but that's just me.

C) Aw, man, we totally could have done this with an Earthbender instead of a gun!
Gottabeperfect Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I completely agree with you on the storyboarding issues the movie had. I was so disappointed with their film technique...
CCDooMo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aang is also wondering why he's being ignored by the enemy.

L O L too funny thank you thank you, the boat is my favorite though
crossbones6732 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
On the doom ship, powered by shovel-fulls of orphans dreams.... Seriously, Watch Rifftrax: Avatar, both of them, on Youtube. Great stuff.
rufftoon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
The RiffTrax material makes the movie fun to watch.
crossbones6732 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Tis a pity I watched the unRifftraxed version first. But, Bill, Mike, and Kevin make it, like most tragedy's in film, bearable to watch.
uhuco Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
omg. the dancing soldiers! XD
no... air... laughing too hard
168natasha Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
enemy isnt stupid enough to attack him? Do they even all know what he looks like at this stage?
X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder if the Fire Nation soldier cabaret dancers down there also do a barbershop quartet in their spare time...
cmccrrzy Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
God I just... when we watched this and the fighters were doing these long, complicated movies I kept thinking "SOMEONE RUN UP AND HIT THEM WITH SOMETHING (like a stick or a pot or a fruit or INSERT EXTRA SCENERY HERE) WHILE THEY'RE FOCUSING!" or "SOMEONE THROW A ROCK! Dump a stall on their heads! Maybe shout something at them to break their concentration! Evacuate people away from the scene while they're taking so long to actually DO anything to attack!"

I assumed that bending moves in the movie were far more extensive than most in the TV series (while accomplishing less, bizarrely) because they were trying to stick to whatever martial arts forms they chose to use as background. But if they were doing that, then bending in the AU created for this movie doesn't make much sense as a common fighting form. Because it would be a LOT easier for people to whack each other with sticks or, say, STAB a bender with something pointy while they're busy trying to form walls and summon fireballs.

Just this movie... UGH...
phantomdragons Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
lol can can

Sonica10 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha A is halarious
notsoimportant Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
I'm glad I"m not the only one who noticed "B"...XD
Irenezelle Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, I know right?
I remember during that shot, I kept wishing the camera would just turn upside down or something to make the scene look somewhat interesting. xD
notsoimportant Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
XD LOL, That would've been VERY interesting.
Hikaru-no-Tsubasa Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Oh god that first one just cracks me up xD
Valking Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
panel 1...
dude, I litterally fell of my seat^^
dragonoid419 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
That was classic with Indy!
dadona777 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Lightspeed042 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, this is just BRILLIANT!!! Gosh, you really do have a sense of good story-telling, how to set the shot up, and make it fun to watch at the same time! BRILLIANT!!! :D
Chabit Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
haha, was thinking the same thing whenever the three of 'em interacted...*shakes head sadly*
evil0verlady Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
A) "I've got this nagging feeling the fire nation is on our trail." Ship crashing through the trees.
- I did wonder about that. I didn't see any ocean around.
B) Oh, yeah! That bugged the heck out of me. I couldn't put my finger on what it was. Thanks for clearing it up!
C) I seemed to recall that too. Hurray for Indiana Jones! (He's looking for those sun worshippers and their golden egg, right? Wait, that's the show. Never mind.)
D) ROFL! Can-can! I'd believe it if there *was* some of that going on!

Thanks for these! Keep it up!
Twilightzonegirl13 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Win for Indiana
Yuki-chan112093 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Student Writer
A made me lol!
SickBritKid Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
I remember the stupid camera placement.

It was exactly like you said. Dialogue would flash to Katara and Sokka, if they had dialogue, and then back to Aang for response. Over and over again, with no variation...
Foxy-Rae Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
WHOO! GO Indy!
KatieLovesToSing Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
C) Greates thing I have ever seen in Black and white
Onjivan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
lol NICE! BTW I love the added dancing soldiers in the last panel
zelda8DD Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Do I see people dancing at D ? O.o Or is it just me? c:

The first one was so freakin' funny! XD
ryusenka Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
This is nice, if only M night had as much sense as this...
dreamingoflight Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Student Writer
i loooove the indiana jones reference!!!
evilmutantman Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional
Not sure if anyone's said this yet, but regarding B — I finally decided to watch this travesty of a movie, so I could justify my hatred of it, and figured I'd count exactly how many times it cut back and forth between those 2 shots (because hey, I kinda needed to do something to entertain myself while the movie was going). Over the course of roughly a minute, it was a grand total of: 20 times.

A full, boring conversation, with those two uncomfortably-close shots being cut to 10 times each. Awesome.

Going to try not to rant, but the number of terrible cuts overall was pretty outstanding too. It's like it was filmed with no regard to continuity, with characters placed in one scene, then inexplicably somewhere else in the shot that immediately follows.
Graaah okay, gonna go draw stuff until I calm down >:T
SickBritKid Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
What was that thing next to the first panel of the B section?
Jaggid-Edge Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010   Digital Artist
LOVE the Indiana Jones reference. How true, too!
Koofins Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A: YES. That is so much win right there. XD
Fire Nation Ship: *BOOM* 8> ohai, we can has Avatar?
EndlessRainbow Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
the first colomn was the stuff shot in the movie and the second is your intelligent advise ?!
Godsartist Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Do you know if there are any good books on the storyboarding subject? I think it would be very helpful for the story telling in my comic.
Superstarsix Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Here you go my friend, took me about 2 seconds to do


Take your pick.
CherrySwirl Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Haha, i watched the movie yday.
And at that D shot, i totally thought,
Goku502 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Student
lol Indy!
lyrical-harmonies Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Student Artist
D) *sings* We're knights of the round table!
ahnline Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
On second thought, let us not go to the Fire Nation. It is a silly place.
Lamathyave Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
damn right!! n_n
Skilly-n-Duff Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Student
These are all great! I'm an animation/live-action story major and I just about DIED watching the movie. Thanks for making all of these higly entertaining AND educational pieces!
EmberDeamon Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
My thoughts exactly XD
whistlebird Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
haha! some very fair points. Especially about how long some of these soldiers take to attack. Speed and efficiency is everything.
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