MBA background and worked in LA but now resides in Cleveland, Wu is an multiple awards winning filmmaker enjoying making noise.
Martial arts / action films is one of the genre I have work in for years (since 1998) and every project I have done the actors seem to go full force against each other and also using live sharp swords. During editing after watching it a bit they still looked slow and many other filmmaker friends would tell me to speed it up a bit. I can see where he's coming from and Yeap. Sound effect makes an impact how a viewer would react. Here's a martial arts tango we did recently. https://youtu.be/F59YGKfa3AA
I have made several action short films and one thing I always do is during preproduction is practice and rehearse fight sequences with actors. Once they get comfortable it shows in the film. And unlike many productions (don't try this unless you have a great team of crew to help) is we use real sharp swords during practice and filming, so the actors get the real feel of how sword should be handled. We of course always have a medic available to make sure nothing bad happens. (And small accidents always happen during break time when cast goof around) lol
Just played with the Smallhd 501 and the BlackMagic Video Assist, as a monitor, go wth smallhd 501, I connected to the gh4 and send a color bar signal, the smalhd provides close color match where as the BMVA sucks still (although it's not contain many features with the latest updates), still far behind in color sampling...
Don't need a publicist. Just understanding how to make your product (in this case) a niche that can attract write up and interest and you are good to go. And not to mention built relationship with reporters. In my case every time I need something written, I can easily reach out to a few publications and normally get an article out because they like me :)
Gimbal definitely should be considered. It can eliminate the need to carry a slider or a jib shots if packing light is essential. Other basic gear perhaps: a tripod?
Great article. It's something we have been doing since 1998 with many projects. Right now out TRACE Doctor Who Fan Film is going places. Although we can make profit, but it had garnered a lot of viewership and festivals showing while comic cons are inviting us to attend. Not to mention, we over raised our indiegogo crowdfunding. So yea it works. We even got interest from distributors to thinking of offering our shows as free episodes in 4K.
We figured to do a fan film to attract new fans so it can bring more interest in our future projects which included a web series action film soon to be released. So that would make $. For this, it's a marketing tool that gone well.