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#1 Shaun Gillies

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 12:05 AM

I'm not sure how to create an exciting, fast-paced chase scene. What can I do to improve a bland scene? Any advise would be appreciated.
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#2 John Young

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 12:34 AM

As far as I have seen, quick cuts and shaky camera seem to be the rage in modern films.
You may want to take a look at Death Race 2000 and perhaps the new Bond flick Quantum of Solace.

The X-Files movie did a chase scene (on foot), but did it in many takes (supposedly because Ducovany [sp?] is old), and then cut it together reusing the same footage shot in multiple angles to make it look longer.

I could be wrong, as its been a while since I read the article; you can read said article in AC, but someone will have to recall which episode that was...


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#3 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:39 AM

Unfortunately, I don't think you can turn a bland scene into a fast exciting chase scene. If it's bland rewrite it, so the scene itself is actually exciting. Don't expect shaky camera shots and fast cuts to make up for a poor scene in the script, you're just covering up the cracks and it still looks bland.

If it exciting on the page it will be exciting on screen.
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#4 Joe Giambrone

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 05:17 PM

Check this chase.
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#5 Shaun Gillies

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 10:38 PM

Okay, thanks for the help. It is greatly appreciated.
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