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#1 Arun Siva

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 06:50 AM

Hello all,

this is my first time on cinematography.com and I am loving it already.
I am a senior in high school and I am directing a two-hour action feature (to submit to many festivals and competitions)

There are a lot of fight scenes/sequences in this movie and I am in need of help.

i know this may seem a bit weird, but im trying to stage fight scenes like the ones shown in these links.

http://ie.youtube.co...h?v=2bcwcTkeZDk

http://ie.youtube.co...h?v=Cz3k205BhMI



based on that, how many cameras would you think I would need, and what types of shots would i need as well as what to do in editing in order for me to achieve similar results?

Thanks for your time and help
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#2 Arun Siva

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 09:35 AM

Also,

what are some good camera moves to acheive those results?

thanks everyone
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#3 Adamo P Cultraro

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 12:19 PM

Well obviously it starts with finding people that can actually perform those moves. It's going to require tons of rehearsal and choreography just to nail the basic movements. In the first video, the actor was actually able to do all those moves. The action was sped up a little, but I don't doubt that in real life he would look very impressive.

As far as the shooting of it, they've also employed a camera that can shoot at a very high frame rate to produce those radical slow motion shots. This is something more than a 60fps camera - looks like at least 120fps to me and some software slowdown like Twixtor or something similar.

Advice: Making a fight scene like that is not for beginners.
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#4 Arun Siva

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 01:01 PM

Also, how many cameras are needed for this kind of setup?

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