I like the movies.
The opening scene of Reservoir Dogs is an interesting moving establishing shot like Alec Kubas-Meyer mentioned in this post. It sets up the actor's positions relative to one another then goes into over the shoulder shots in the following 'tipping' part of the scene.
This is how I think about it...
1. Casting: Getting talent with experience is critical.
2. Choreography: A fight is a dance best planned out.
3. Rehearsal: Practice saves time, money and mental anguish.
4. Coverage: Shoot way more than you think you will need.
• Blocking: Start with your actors apart with physical obstructions between them. Then, gradually remove the distance and obstacles.
• Color: Start with a cool color scheme and shift to a warmer one.
• Analogy: Use objects or nonhuman elements that come together to symbolically hint at it.