"LIN BEIFONG'S SACRIFICE":
Here's some of the rough boards from my ACT 3 section i boarded of as staff at STUDIO MIR in Korea in 2010, EPISODE 10: "TURNING THE TIDES" that premiered Saturday.
This sequence is one of the many highlights in this episode that i had to tackle & most dramatic sequences in a pretty intense ACT 3 where Amon and the Equalists attack Air Temple Island.
Here, Lin single-handedly destroys an equalist airship in her mother Toph BeiFong's fashion. It's a moving moment as it's her making a drastic decision to risk her life and inevitably, her bending to allow the last air benders to get away.
Lin Beifong is my favorite character of the show. It was heartbreaking to read the script knowing i had to storyboard her end with Amon.
I listened to the main theme of SWORD OF THE STRANGER boarding this sequence to help with the epicness.
I'm happy Bryke, Ryu and Joaquim trusted me to scribble out such a pivotal moment in this series and with their help & the animators stayed closely faithful to the sequence i roughed out under a rushed and tight deadline. GO MIR!!!! GO NICK!!!
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