THE LEGEND OF KORRA EP10. “TURNING THE TIDES” STORYBOARDS

“LIN BEIFONG’S SACRIFICE”:

Here’s some of the rough boards from ACT 3 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 most dramatic sequences in the series.

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.

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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 the animators stayed closely faithful to the sequence i roughed out under a rushed and tight deadline. GO MIR!!!!

6 Comments on THE LEGEND OF KORRA EP10. “TURNING THE TIDES” STORYBOARDS

  1. Hi LeSean,

    I just wanted to say that your boards look fantastic. Really dynamic. I think you did a great job on the episode. Lin Beifong was/is my favorite character as well. I was lucky enough to do a tiiiinnnnnyy bit of freelance boards for Korra in the second season. I look at work like yours and find it very inspiring. :-D
    Hope Korea is treating you well!
    -N

    • LeSean    

      Thanks Natasha, that’s very kind of you to say and it means a lot coming from a fellow board artist from the same show. Like you, i was simply lucky to be a part of such an inspiring, ground breaking project. I’ll stay out of trouble in Korea for sure!

      -L

  2. one of THE BEST scenes in the show keep up the great work les, fan for life

  3. Magnificent skills!!!

  4. that 3/4 shot of Lin with her arms 90 degrees to her body and 90 degrees at elbows forearms pointing forward is fucking dope still

    some other shot i saw where it followed the double lines on a next mans’ sleeves to thier face was fucking wicked too

    respekt

    • oops, not Lin, Korra, blueish still frame

      much respects on your Cannon Busters GN colour palettes too

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