Fight Design for Filmmakers I


Great action scenes can emotionally move your audience and add production value to your film. Fight and action is a craft and skill. When used effectively, your audience will be emotionally invested, while moving your story forward.

The video also has an expert guest panel that includes:
Angela Meryl –Author, Stuntwoman (Skyfall, Doubled Vivica A Fox in Kill Bill)
Robert Legato – Academy Award Winner, Director, Visual Effects Supervisor, 2nd Unit Director (Wolf of Wall Street, Hugo, Avatar)
Carl Bartels – Director, Director of Photography (Taken 1&2)
Alec Roberts – Film Insurance Educator/Provider for Kelly Roberts Insurance Services.
Jeff Imada- 2nd Unit Director, Stunt Coordinator (The Bourne Series, Hanna, Book of Eli)
Ben Ramsey- Writer/Director (The Big Heat, Blood and Bone, Love & A .4 5)
Derron Ross- Actor, Stunt Professional, Animation Supervisor/Director/Motion Capture Choreographer for Blur Studios (Rocky Balboa, Star Wars: The Old Republic)
Gary Daniels -International Action Star (Expendables, City Hunter, Legend of Bruce Lee)

The seminar is taught by John Kreng and Melissa Tracy

These topics are not covered in film school and are acquired by experience through the school of hard knocks! However, it does not have to be that way!

“Join Us for Fight Design for Filmmakers Part 2

  • How to emotionally effect your audience.
  • Tell a story with your fight/action scene.
  • The three acts of a fight scene.
  • Knowing the difference between a real and choreographed fight.
  • How to effectively work and communicate with your Stunt Coordinator and Stunt team.
  • Why martial artists and combative athletes usually do not make effective film fighters.
  • What filmmaker needs to know about safety, scheduling, and insurance .
  • How other departments (props, wardrobe, make up, special effects) affect an action scene.
  • Effective scheduling of your action scenes.
  • Understanding different styles of fighting to suit your project.
  • How to protect yourself, your talent, and your crew.
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