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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 »

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Fast and Furious 6 stuntAction sequences have changed quite a bit since James Bond corkscrewed his red AMC Hornet hatchback over the rickety wooden bridge in The Man With the Golden Gun. Even though that stunt is still impressive according to today’s standards, and has gone down in history as one of the best, action sequences have evolved and complicated over time. Today, many of these adrenaline-filled scenes require millions of dollars and several years to plan and execute. So, how do filmmakers do it? What goes into planning and bringing an action sequence to fruition? Check out how the filmmakers of Fast and Furious 6 conceptualized, planned, and souped-up their epic car chases after the jump. More »