It helps to have actual fighters/martial artists on set to help. They are invaluable to help achieving a really effective fight sequence. Rehearsals are key as well. Here, check out this short I made for a 48 Hour film Challenge. The genre was zombie, but we managed to effectively incorporate some action into it- https://youtu.be/yEk3fVm1-X8
I would argue that it is the cyclical nature of mankind's storytelling, as it happens in ancient mythology all the time. The rule of a great threat, the rise of a young hero, their journey, the finding of the legacy power/weapon, the final battle and then the story resets, generations later. We've been telling that story for thousands of years, all the way into contemporary cinema. The Force Awakens knows this, but adds a few new wrinkles to keep things interesting, for example, Kylo Ren's struggle to resist the pull towards the light, will that come into play later? (most likely it will, but how or when is yet to be seen) Is Rey a descendant of a powerful Jedi lineage or a new emergence of the chosen one? What will Finn's role be in the grand scheme of things? It was also nice to see the handing off of the guard, from the previous generation to the new one. It both celebrated the original trilogy and yet invited new viewers into a world and journey that would be theirs. And in time, I'm sure it will happen again. But for now, I'm thoroughly enjoying it..
All the sponsoring helps pay his bills and support his career and his family. Man has got to eat, just like everyone else.
Well that comment was completely uncalled for. Troll much?
Form factor is more ideal, low profile with no XY mic creating an awkward looking bulge under clothes. Dual channel recording, with one channel recording at -12db lower than the other, is also a nice perk, especially give than you cant get to the volume controls once the unit is attached to the talent. The Zoom h1n is cheaper and it can do the same thing, but the DARling is designed for this very purpose.
It depends on the depiction of Burger King in your short film. If its logo happens to be in the background on say like a billboard, but the characters make no mention of it, then you should be golden. However if you are openly talking about Burger King in your movie and its in any way negative, you run the risk of getting a lovely letter from the BK legal department.