Thursday, February 22, 2018

Legends of the Dragon, Episode #112 Act One, Brad Rader Portfolio Sample

This is yet another sample for my forthcoming on-line portfolio, bradrader.net. It is from “Legends of the Dragon”, Episode #112, Act One. The producing studio was Tom T. Animation which operated out of the top floor of the old Animation Guild headquarters on Lankershim Blvd, in North Hollywood, California, U.S.A. I did this board in the spring of 2004. Wikipedia says the first episode aired on August 6, 2006, which makes the production time lag intriguing. I recall being a full-time freelance for the studio around this time because I had to take a month off in May of ’04 to work on illustrating an anti-George W. Bush propaganda comic book in time to premiere at that year’s ComicCon International. But I may have been working on the revival of Biker Mice From Mars, which Wikipedia says also premiered in the summer of ’06. The studio didn’t do both series concurrently, but I don’t remember which one came first, so I don’t remember which one I had to go on a leave from absence on. Any info on this, Tom Tataranowicz?


I enjoyed working on this series because it had a really well performed, juicy voice track that was a lot of fun to do the acting to.
 LotD 12 Sc A46 pnl 1
Action: LEUNG/GOLDEN DRAGON strides toward camera-
 LotD 12 Sc A46 pnl 2
Action: ANG drops into frame in front of L/GD…
 LotD 12 Sc A46 pnl 3
Action: …. lands, blocking L/GD’s path-
 LotD 12 Sc A46 pnl 4
Action: Ang straightens, antics kick…
 LotD 12 Sc A46 pnl 5
Action: Ang kicks L/GD; L/GD blocks kick with forearm…
Dialogue: ANG (Kicking grunt)
 LotD 12 Sc A47 pnl 1
Action: START POSE- Leung/Golden Dragon has blocked Ang’s kick- (SOFT FOCUS B.G.)

LotD 12 Sc A47 pnl 2
Action: L/GD sweeps blocking arm upward forcefully, flipping Ang backwards, o.s.

LotD 12 Sc A48 pnl 1
Action: H.U.- PAN with Ang as he continues flipping over backwards… (SOFT FOCUS B.G.)

LotD 12 Sc A48 pnl 2
Action: …toward cam… (continue panning with Ang)

LotD 12 Sc A48 pnl 3
Action: … continue panning with Ang as he continues back flip;blur paint his foot as it sweeps down through frame-
LotD 12 Sc A48 pnl 4
Action: Stop camera pan as Ang lands on his feet-
LotD 12 Sc A49 pnl 1
Action: Hold for a beat on Leung/Golden Dragon watching o.s. Ang-


LotD 12 Sc A49 pnl 2
Action:  L/GD resumes striding purposefully  forward-
LotD 12 Sc A50 pnl 1
Action: Start with Ang in landing pose-
 LotD 12 Sc A50 pnl 2
Action: He straightens as Leung/Golden Dragon enters, striding purposefully forward-
LotD 12 Sc A50 pnl 3
Action: Ang starts to throw a punch at L/GD (cut before it lands)-
LotD 12 Sc A51 pnl 1
Action: H.U.- Ang continues throwing punch begun at end of sc. A50- SLOW CONTINUOUS CAMERA PAN to track with Leung/Golden Dragon as he strides purposefully forward…

LotD 12 Sc A51 pnl 2
Action: L/GD block Ang’s punch before it can connect, not slowing in the slightest…

LotD 12 Sc A51 pnl 3
Action: …forcing Ang to take a step backwards… (SLOW CONTINUOUS CAMERA PAN)
LotD 12 Sc A51 pnl 4
Action: Ang throws a second punch which L/GD blocks effortlessly without breaking stride-
(SLOW CONTINUOUS CAMERA PAN)
Dialogue: ANG (EFFORT GRUNT)

LotD 12 Sc A51 pnl 5
Action: Ang throws a third punch which L/GD blocks effortlessly without breaking stride-
(SLOW CONTINUOUS CAMERA PAN)
Dialogue: ANG (EFFORT GRUNT)

LotD 12 Sc A51 pnl 6
Action: Ang turns, anticking foot swipe…

LotD 12 Sc A51 pnl 7
Action: Ang swipes foot, trying to trip L/GD, who effortlessly hops over Ang’s leg…
Dialogue: ANG (EFFORT GRUNT)

LotD 12 Sc A51 pnl 8
Action: L/CD lands, continues purposeful stride, forcing Ang to roll to stay out from under L/GD’s feet-
(SLOW CONTINUOUS CAMERA PAN)

LotD 12 Sc A51 pnl 9
Action: Ang hops back to his feet, quickly stepping backwards to stay ahead of L/GD-
(SLOW CONTINUOUS CAMERA PAN)

LotD 12 Sc A51 pnl 10
Action: (CONTINUE)

LotD 12 Sc A52  pnl 1
Action: (SLOW CONTINUOUS B.G. SLIDE) Ang continues stepping backwards keeping ahead of o.s. Leung/Golden Dragon-

LotD 12 Sc A52  pnl 2
Action: Ang hops, anticking mid-air kick…


LotD 12 Sc A52  pnl 3
Action: …kicks once while in mid-air…

LotD 12 Sc A52  pnl 4
Action: While still on an upward trajectory, Ang lowers first leg and antcks kick with second-

LotD 12 Sc A52  pnl 5
Action: While beginning descent, Ang makes second kick.

LotD 12 Sc A52  pnl 6
Action: retracting second leg as he begins to land-
LotD 12 Sc A53  pnl 1
Action: (SLOW CONTINUOUS B.G. SLIDE) (H.U.) Ang is in “antic” pose for new kick. Leung/ Golden Dragon is continuing his inexorable forward advance…

LotD 12 Sc A53  pnl 2
Action: Ang delivers kick, is blocked..
 LotD 12 Sc A53  pnl 3
Action: … and retracts leg o.s as L/GD continues forward advance…
Action: Ang strikes IN with both fists, which L/GD blocks with both wrists…

LotD 12 Sc A53  pnl 5
Action: L/GD sweeps arms apart, flinging Angs arms upward, OS…

LotD 12 Sc A54  pnl 1
Action: (SLOW CONTINUOUS B.G. SLIDE) H.U. POSE… 

LotD 12 Sc A54  pnl 2
Action: Ang is flung back, away from camera—

LotD 12 Sc A54  pnl 3
Action: Ang recovers, antics throwing punch- STOP BG SLIDE-

LotD 12 Sc A55  pnl 1
Action: (SWISH PAN BG)- C.U. on Ang’s fist as he throws punch…


LotD 12 Sc A55  pnl 2
Action: …toward camera-


LotD 12 Sc A55  pnl 3
Action: WHITE FLASH FRAME
LotD 12 Sc A56  pnl 1
Action: C.U. ON Ang’s fist, planted firmly in Leung/Golden Dragon’s sternum…

LotD 12 Sc A56  pnl 2
Action: VERT. PAN/T.I. up to L/GD’s face- he is impressed and bemused-

LotD 12 Sc A57  pnl 1
Action: (SWISH PAN BG) C.U. ON Leung/Golden Dragon’s fist, in mid-punch-
LotD 12 Sc A57  pnl 2
Action: WHITE FLASH FRAME


LotD 12 Sc A58  pnl 1
Action: Flash frame clears, revealing that Leung/Golden Dragon has punched Ang in HIS sternum- Hold this moment too long, in an anime-geek moment of frozen time…

LotD 12 Sc A58  pnl 2
Action: Normal time resumes as L/GD strikes Ang with other fist, hurling Ang backwards… 

 LotD 12 Sc A59  pnl 1
Action: Angle on ground; Ang flies in from under camera, away from camera…
LotD 12 Sc A52  pnl 2
Action: ..lands hard, skidding backward, raising a cloud of dust-




No comments:

Followers