February 8, 2015 at 9:45AM
How do you shoot a simple knife fight scene?
I am a film student and for our short film we want to have a choreographed fight scene but I don't know where to start. We are filming on the Canon C300 and we have a curved track and dolly (180 degrees), a jib and a Redrock shoulder mount we can use. The fight scene is between the villain and the female vigilante. The villain has a cane sword and the vigilante a pocket knife (she could discard it though, to disarm the villain in the process later on). The vigilante wins and the villain dies. We have professional stage combat skills actors but I would love to hear your opinion on what shots to use and what techniques to apply!