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Fight SceneShooting a high octane, action-packed fight scene can really have an impact on your audience, but really only if it looks realistic and — well — truly painful. Tuts+ offers some excellent tips and tricks on how to achieve a believable brawl between your characters, including which lenses to use, tried and true blocking and choreography, as well as an editing trick that will speed up your strikes, making them more impactful. Check out the video after the jump. More »

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BloodsportThe vast majority of my filmmaking education came from just grabbing a camera, shooting stuff, and making (terrible) movies. One film I shake my head particularly hard at is one, actually the only one, that happens to have a fight scene in it, because once I started to edit it together, I realized I didn’t know squat about constructing a fight scene. For those of you who can relate, actor/writer/producer Amar Sidhu shares a few tips for building your action sequences in a Film Courage interview, from how to prepare to what to clothe your actors and stuntmen in to ensure more safety. Check out the video after the break. More »

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Frisbee Face StuntOrchestrating stunts on a film is a two-part problem. First, the performance of the stunt: does it look real? Is your stuntperson capable of not shattering his/her femur while performing the actual stunt? Second, you have to be sure to get enough coverage of that performance to give to your editor. In a recent video tutorial, The Slanted Lens offers some tips on how to prepare, set up, and shoot simple stunts. Hit the jump to find out how to skillfully capture a guy falling down some stairs and then getting smacked in the face by a frisbee. More »