Fireball XL5: Directing By Alan Pattillo
I withdrew from confronting the world for a half hour to watch an episode of Fireball XL5:
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An old nemesis, the Lilispatians, have returned and are occupying a planet dubbed New Earth which is due for settlement by humans.
Space City doesn’t realize their man has been captured; up angle to convey his size.
Lilispatian eye-level shot; see the live-action boots!
Wonderful composition, showing depth of set! Notice the perspective!
Pattillo liked to get in close, as if it was live-action.
More beautiful framing.
Overhead shot — with marionettes!
Lilispatians deliver ultimatum; up angle to convey strength.
Beautiful downward pan …
… to this image and cut.
Look at the composition; the desk and console angles!
Zooney the LaZoon, a “giant” compared to the Lilispatians, saves the day.
The greatest director of Supermarionation.
The man who created Supermarionation.
Excellent photography by Struthers.
Nope, this wasn’t a “Double Alan” episode.