24 February 2006

The other side of the mountain...

Aside from "The Rainbow Warrior" being one of the best He-Man episodes, it also had some of the most interesting visuals of the series. Possibly the most noticeable shot in the episode that really catches the eye is the view of Snake Mountain from the other side! But Gwen Wetzler and the Filmation artists didn't just go for a flat static image, they decided to view Snake Mountain from a low angle, having the mountain partially silhouetted by the moon, and creating a wonderfully deep parallax panning shot. The end result is one of the best-looking images in the entire series!


(click on the image to see it at full-size)

5 comments:

Jukka said...

Aside from being a fantastic episode, that scene is something I've always liked in "The Rainbow Warrior", mostly because of that alternate view on Snake Mountain.

There is a different shot made of Snake Mountain in another season two episode: "Journey to Stone City". ;)

Chris M said...

Howdy

Wow, that looks beautiful, I can't wait to see this episode on the next boxset :D

Chris M

Mike Bock said...

It is indeed a great view of Snake Mountain. The episode is amazing the art wonderful so this one is a hit.
Queen Marlena rocks!! James you keep posting awesome material,thanks so much for all the work.

Kevin Martinell said...

This image really grabs your attention, and there is so much to see in this one shot alone ... Even Skeletor's vehicles made the shot! :)

The way that the different layers of the shot move, while the scene is panning, is impressive, also, when watching this episode.

Filmation moon shots are outstanding, like the one seen in "Bargain With Evil," near the beginning of the episode, and I believe in a few She-Ra episodes, too.

Thanks for posting and reading! God Bless...

~KevyGuy :)
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Brett said...

While this is a fun scene, in an amazing episode, I never understood the premise of chaining them up outside (aside from being simply a plot device)--I mean, each of those characters has been locked in Snake Mountain's interior at some point or another, LOL!

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