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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 »