View Full Version : New Martial Arts Fight Scene Snippet
2009 August 8th, 02:50
YouTube - Kicking Dust
My main objectives on this was to:
Improve how i perform on camera as before I looked really awkward
Work on Color Correction
and basically just get back into the swing of things.
Before we used to produce 2minute fights in just 2hrs. This took 3hrs to film and is only 14 seconds due to choreography issues. Yea, we got rusty haha
2009 August 8th, 09:52
love the videos.
I really wanted those sound effects, so I went to that website....
But can you tell me exactly the ones you are using? They sound great.
2009 August 8th, 13:40
Well I use a combination of the fight sound effects from Wheels on Meals and Flashpoint
2009 August 8th, 14:42
Looks really convincing and the style of shooting gives it a lot of action, you still got it!
what tips can you give for making it look so real? are the actors actually contacting in some of the shots? just not hard?
I know the movie ong bok they where actually hitting people.
2009 August 8th, 20:29
Well its important to make sure the reactions are just as good if not better than the attack itself. If someone throws a punch and the person sluggishly bobs their head to the side, its gonna look weak. When reacting, its best to use snap motions, don't allow the body to just hold that position.
Basically wit the reactions imagine its a real fight, if you get hit and the persons still coming at you, your gonna try to get your bearings back as soon as possible. Same gos with film
The attack on the other hand, unless your doing the real hit genre like Jaa and the other Thai films, safety comes first. Just because you hit the person in real life doesn't mean it'll look good on film. The part where I punch andy twice in the face, my punches were actually pretty far from his face, however due to the camera angle, it allowed the appearance that I hit him. The blocks and such we were making real contact but its very controlled and we move our bodies to give the appearance that were putting a lot of force in when in reality its not so much.
For fights like this, its best to study old hong kong kung fu films. The action may be slower than the stuff you see today and the shapes (movements) may grow a bit confusing and complex, but just by taking simple basic counters, attacks, and movements from it, you can pull off amazing fight scenes in which more realistic type fights pale in comparison.
Haha sorry got a little lost now in what I was saying so ill just end it there.
Oh and EXAGGERATE your movements
2009 August 8th, 20:41
Wheels on Meals had one of the best end fight scenes. Good job on the video!
2009 August 9th, 03:31
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2009 August 10th, 17:15
that was incredible! I loved it
2009 August 10th, 17:30
I've actually been thinking about doing something like this with the small black belts in our club for fun. Thanks for sharing your tips and ideas. I just watched it again, its really well done! Not sure if what I do would come out even half as good as this. . . mind you our actors are going to be around 10 years of age.
2009 August 10th, 17:43
Hey Adorable Martial Artists are not to be taken lightly. Just check out this girl
YouTube - Anti-Anchovy Style
haha. Oh and a filming tip, try to rely on angles that emphasize the action. If the choreography is only punches, ur not gonna wanna use a far wide of them going at it but rather keep it tight and in close enough to see where the lowest and highest punch is hitting. Whether it just be up to chest or from ur waist
2009 August 10th, 17:50
Never done a fight scene before, but reading this and actually stopping to think about it, I've just realised how little I know :(
I think I'm going to have to stop look and study fight scenes carefully.
Thanks for the tips!
2009 August 10th, 20:29
Just take it slow haha. Start with some basic punch and block combination's. Get a bearing for using camera work to sub for putting your performers in unnecessary danger. And have fun :D
Id love to see what you come up with. And if you want I can critique on the pros and cons and give more suggestions then
2009 August 10th, 20:37
No Probs, would love any constuctive critique you can offer! I will try some basics first and no matter how bad it is . . . i will post it :) Not sure how the 10 year olds will go but it should be interesting!
2009 August 10th, 23:26
Haha Glad to hear it
2009 August 12th, 07:44
Thats actually pretty bad ass!
2009 August 12th, 13:04
Thank You :D
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