25 June 2006

Robert Lamb: Problems with "Fisto's Forest"...

I spoke to Robert Lamb about his storyboarding on the He-Man season two episode "Fisto's Forest"...

"The rough cut of "Fisto's Forest" was so bad that Lou called in all those who worked on it into the conference to show us what we had wrought. My mistakes were in drawing the proper stock in the storyboard but writing the wrong stock number above the scene. Lou went easy on me but blasted everyone that followed for not catching the mistake. All anyone had to do was look at the drawing to know which stock to use. In one sequence He-Man runs into the scene...cut to a close-up of Adam delivering dialogue...then a wider angle of He-Man running out of scene. Stupid stuff, really. Other errors stemmed from not reading the board better...a scene where characters are stuck in spider goo is the size of a puddle in one shot and the size of a soccer field in the next and back again. The main people who caught it from Lou were the director, layout supervisor, and the head of animation checking. 75 percent of the scenes had to be reshot."

3 comments:

Kevin Martinell said...

Although not one of my more favorite episodes of the series, I thought that the background artists did a fantastic job on the beautiful but eerie scenery for the dreary forest.

As for the puddle of goo, I always get a kick out of the shot where He-Man frees Teela and Rana from the goo ... You can't see their feet nor the puddle in the shot, but when He-Man frees them both, it doesn't look like they moved much out of the goo, as He-Man places them back down almost as close to where they were stuck!

Fisto's insane laughter, throughtout the episode (Including the end of the episode, now as a "good guy"), is hilarious, too! :)

Thanks for posting and reading! God Bless...

~KevyGuy :)
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Jukka said...

As I'm always interested in learning about the classic and new ways used in animation, it's these sort of tidbits that are fun to hear about. :)

Daniel Quintero said...

Weird error... but things happen and it makes that episode Uniqe!!

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