05 September 2006

Happy Birthday He-Man #8 - Down at cam.

Robert Lamb when storyboarding "House of Shokoti" Part 2 storyboarded an animation sequence which went on to become a familiar piece of stock footage. Here we see the original storyboard panels showing He-Man bringing the Sword of Power down towards the camera! Usually storyboards do not show this many images to explain one sequence, but here Robert attempts to explain every frame to the layout artist and animator.

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


Kevin Martinell said...

A very powerful looking rendering of The Most Powerful Man in the Universe!

Strange how, in the actual episode, both Battlecat and Ram-Man are unable to break through the door to Shokoti's temple, but He-Man is able to slice through it with ease, using his Sword of Power. :)

Thanks for posting and reading! God Bless...

~KevyGuy :)
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Robert said...

In Shokoti Part 2 I worked hard at creating the mood and atmosphere and drew extra panels to indicate what I wanted to see. I sometimes even drew miniature background pans without characters if the characters in the board panels obscured the scenery.

Not strange at all Kevin, He-Man's contract stipulated that he being the titular character and star of the show must prevail where others fail.

Just kidding. The purpose of this upshot is to emphasize He-Man's power and strength. A standard angle would make it look too easy. Besides, BattleCat was powerful enough to gouge the door surface. It would take He-Man's strength and his magical Sword of Power to breach the magical door.

Take that, Shabooti!

Robert Lamb

ToonJukka said...

Cool series of images. Great to see how this sequence looked and I like the added texts explaining the motion.

Awesome stuff from Robert and always nice to see you commenting here! The panels do a great job emphasizing He-Man's power and strength!

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