05 July 2006

Man-E-Direction...

In the season one He-Man episode "The Mystery of Man-E-Faces" I noticed a camera angle that director Lou Zukor uses on three occasions. The first time we see it used occurs when Man-E-Faces meets Man-At-Arms, the second time; when Man-E-Faces squares off against He-Man, and the third time; when Man-E-Faces is greeted by Skeletor. It is a noticeable camera shot because it was rarely used in the series, and also in the case of Man-E-Faces proved to be a tad problematic, as we cannot see his face!


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3 comments:

Razz-Bel said...

Poor Man-E and his trashcan helmet. I like the way they did it, though.

Kevin Martinell said...

Man-E-Faces has a "bulky" look about him, as seen from this sideways point of view. Even when he leaves the other Heroic Warriors to get ready for his performance, early in the episode, he walks rather slowly ... It must be difficult to move about if you're built like Man-E-Faces.

In "The Shadow of Skeletor," I get a kick out of how the animators "break the rules," allowing the huge head of Man-E-Faces to fit underneath a Beast-Man mask, for a disguise that looks exactly like the villain! :)

Thanks for posting and reading! God Bless...

~Kevin :)
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ToonJukka said...

That angle of Man-E-Faces is an interesting one and one that is something you take notice, even if at the back of your brain while watching the episode. :)

Man-E-Faces has a great visual design and easy to remember from the rest of the array of characters.
Really wish he could have been in more episodes during Filmation-show.

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