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* Fixing in post refers to post-production. Post production is everything that happens after filming: editing, music, sound fx, visual fx, etc. Everything that needs to be cut and put together for the final film.

A little follow up to the previous page.

Not so much discussion about storyboards, but wondering why certain choices were made.
Could it be the movie had to make budget choices?

Everything here is just pure speculation, of course.
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AvatarVyakara Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
One of the best “brick” jokes I’ve ever seen.
RJAmakusa Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018
No joke. Shymalan had "We'll fix it in post' on a T-Shirt as he filmed the (lurches) live action movie. 

At the very least his career does seem to be coming back around. He made two pretty good movies, and I hope he can keep this streak up.

But if he thinks about going near the Last Airbender again, I'll be very disappointed. 
Phantanatura Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Student General Artist
yeah I agree - the last rock needs its own movie :DClap 
MyNaturallyCurlyHair Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Bwahahahaha!  My thoughts exactly! :rofl:
Gabycat Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Nyaaaa hahhaa!! XD that rock needs its own movie!!! or at least a sequel!!
uhuco Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
...i think i love you.
at least your humor and drawing style XD
Krlytz Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL. The rock in the last pannel xD
tinierme91 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Dat rock in the last panel XD
MoonlightWillow6 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012   Writer
lol at the last panel. :D
Rasengan-Fury Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
I laughed so hard at that brick joke. Amazing. XD
goldenkizamu Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Just awesome. That scene is just cringe-worthy. also last panel rocks.
Senshisoldier Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student General Artist
The last panel is amazing. I didn't get that reference till I saw a clip from the video and I kept thinking where the world is that rock coming from???
DanMat6288 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
Killer Croc: I threw a rock at him! [the other villains stare at him] ...It was a big rock.
Felisfurtificus Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We suggested filming on that oil rig, then it blew up!! I laughed so hard just now...
DraggingCanoe Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know what the deal was, but I know that if even my 10 year old niece was disgusted by the way that the live action film went, something must have seriously gone wrong. Not the type of story to try to cram into 90 minutes at all!
Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Fair criticism I agree.

And kudos on your part in showing that the problems with the film were due to difficulties on the part of the behind-the-scenes crew.

I still think the movie version was inferior though.
rufftoon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
I'm pretty sure the behind the screen crew did their darn best job that they could.
But they also have to follow the directions from the upper echelons.
Someone, somewhere, did a bad call. Or two. Or many.
Skeleton-Horse Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I love the punchline in the last panel! :rofl:
QuantumReality Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
I also LOLed so hard! :P
physicks Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Your AtLA comics have always brightened my day, whilst simultaneously reminding me why stayed away from the theatre. They can also be very educational.

LoveroftheFlame Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
This is so true.

Btw, love the faces Haru is making LOL :D
JoeEngland Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
HAH! Ha hah! Still running from that rock! Love your work, Johane.
talliesynn Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You should of directed the movie!
No seriously. It would of been MUCH better.
Haha poor komodo rhinos. Was it that hard to model three horns on their heads? I've done 3D modelling in a course and it wouldn't have been any trouble. They probably saved a few hours on rendering time. =_=
I can't believe I tortured myself to actually watch this movie. I was face palming the whole way through it.
All your "lessons" have been great. They've actually helped me with this stuff too. :heart:
FriendlyMushrooms Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
AH! the good old cactus juice! this is super funny!! :D
FriendlyMushrooms Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
lol meant to post it on the cactus juice bar xD my computer playing pranks on me again :P
Cimorine90 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
I love your work. it always makes me laugh, because it's so TRUE!
omi38 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
xD the last panel killed me
3208 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
I love you for doing these "Lessons"<3 xD
It's just genius :D
phildog Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh that oil rig excuse sounds like bullshit. They could have just modelled the oil rig, then shot it in a factory floor. Not that it matters, Haru's storyline shouldn't even be in the movie. He and his father are arguably some of the least essential characters in the series. They should have included Aang's duel with king Bumi, or the Kyoshi warriors instead, those are much more plot relevant..

Frankly, the whole idea of doing the whole series in 3 movies is fundamentally flawed. There is just too much essential content to cram it down. I say stretch it out to 4, or 5. Then move a few events around, and amplify the epicness of others (straighten them so the make for good movie-endings) of others, you'll have an awesome movie series.
Felisfurtificus Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Last Airbender 2: SUDDENLY WILD SUKI AND KYOSHI WARRIORS APPEARS!!! Who's Suki, where did she come from? Dunno...
phildog Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
People keep on saying that there will be another The Last Airbender, but they always say that. They're won't be, thank fuck. They barely made it into the black after production and promotion costs. They only scooted by the rep for the first one, and no fucking way that's lasting through to the second.
Felisfurtificus Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's NO MOAR!!!??? OH THANK GOD!!!
phildog Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, it's doubtful. Like I said, the first one was awful, and only broke-even through because of the fan base from the original show. In addition, high-concept fantasy pieces like this are usually avoided by the general public because the general public doesn't like movies where they actually need to think about the world the story is presenting in order to understand it.

That's why transformers was so successful. They stripped all the cool high-concept stuff and replaced it with cheap gags and

TLA doesn't have the mass market appeal like drivel such as Fast and The Furious, and it doesn't have large niche audience like that basically get all their friends and family to come. They have no audience, and worse yet, not talent.

The movie cast a large number of unknowns, except for all the fire nation characters oddly. In addition, there are two opinions about M. Night Shyamalan: That he makes shitty movies because he's a shitty director, and he makes shitty movies because he's a great director who has trouble managing is greatness.

All that combined leads me to one conclusion: They aren't making a sequel. So why are they saying they are? For the exact same reason they say that about almost every film: Because admitting there is no chance of a sequel requires you to badmouth the movie, and that means both lower profits from Ticket Sales (while the movie is still in theaters) DVD and BluRay purchases, and rentals. People also don't want to hire anyone (actors, grips, directors, et cetera) who they know might ridicule the movie, and so if you do say bad things about it, you're blacklisting yourself.
meisme133 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
LOL! thats so good and funny!
XPCoffee Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your stuff! In fact yours is the type of art I'm most interested in learning (storyboard & cartoon) =)

Keep it up and I'll keep using you as inspiration.

Ah, before i forget. How long does it take you to do one of these panels? I want to start timing myself ^^
rufftoon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
(late reply is very late)
You mean storyboard panels or comic panels? Rough like that, anything between 5 and 10 minutes each. Depends on the details or complexity. Something very simple, and it could be done a lot quicker...or longer.
XPCoffee Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ouf, (*slaps his face*) I'm nowhere near that. Its taking me 20-30 mins for a panel and sometimes it takes that long just doing one person and that's just the drawing never mind the colour (gah!).. but thanks, your time has set a challenge and life would be boring without challenges. to the sketch pad! :la:
Eman5805 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010   Writer
It's like a Monty Python skit.

Run away! Run away!

Narrator: As the legendary stone sloughed forward, escape for the Fire Nation soldiers seemed hopeless. When, suddenly, the CG animator suffered a fatal heart attack. The pixelated terror was no more. The quest to convince everyone that the movie wasn't THAT bad continued.
IcyPheonix Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Student General Artist
rufftoon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
IF that whole movie had been done by Monty Python, I would have adored it.
Swimmingferret Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010

They aren't friggin' Rhinos then :iconffffplz:
LethalPepsi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
I want to know why the creators of the cartoon allowed this movie to happen the way it did. Didn't they have any say at all? X.x;
rufftoon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Not really- they may be the creators, but the studio owns the characters. If anything, they had a small advisory role, meaning their opinion could easily be discarded.
LethalPepsi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Really? Wow that must be really upsetting then, to see your vision basically trashed. All this time I thought they were fine with everything of the movie.
rufftoon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
I don't know at all what their opinion of the movie is. I'm just saying that they had very little to no control-input in the final result of the live action movie.
ihni Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
RUN, RUN! ... or the little rock will GET YOU!
LOST14 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
The komodo rhinos don't even have HORNS!? ._.;!? that's just laziness...
Decadia Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Poor Komodo Rhinos. xD
IbeTROLLIN Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
why can't any other better directors make the movie?
Hentai-Sweetie Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
lmao at the way you ended that! XD
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