19 March 2009

By the power of...

"Orko's Favorite Uncle" features a nice panning shot of Prince Adam holding aloft the Sword of Power. What makes this panning shot particularly interesting is that unlike every other episode the camera does not truck-in towards the sword as it pans upwards. This treats us to a near-full view of the sword as Adam begins to call upon the power. The reason the scene was shot in this way is due to the fact that the sword is knocked out of our hero's hand seconds later, and the director wanted to capture more of the action.


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

3 comments:

mermaidliz said...

This reminds me of that scene from the Secret of the Sword where this time, it was Adora who held aloft her sword slowly--->focus--->action! Gotta luv that transformation sequence :)

Kevin Martinell said...

This was an amusing little scene ... I like Prince Adam's next line to both Orko and Cringer, following this incident. He says something like, "Well, team ... Any other ideas?" :) Busta, this image makes me think of the fantastic panning shot of Adam holding his sword aloft with the sunset in the background, from the "Jacob And The Widgets" episode, that you assembled on "The Episode Review Website!" :)
Thanks for reading! God Bless!

~"KevyGuy" :)
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Buzz Chuck said...

I enjoy when there are slight variations to the stock transformation scene. I always thought it would have been cool if they had made two or three similar transformation animations so it wasn't always the same.

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