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#1 Tadeusz Kieniewicz

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 03:51 PM

Hi all!
My freind want's me to shoot a shoort commercial of chinese games. We have two guys Kungu Fu masters and they will be fighting against each other. Common fighting scene. Director want's it to look like old school movie. We probably shooting HD - EX3 or 7D and we are thinkig how to do that effect? Does anyone have any idea what should I do in Post to create look like in film enter the dragon:)??
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#2 Charles MacDonald

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 05:43 PM

Hi all!
My freind want's me to shoot a shoort commercial of chinese games. We have two guys Kungu Fu masters and they will be fighting against each other. Common fighting scene. Director want's it to look like old school movie.


Stick some Vison 3 in a Filmo? ;)
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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 11:07 PM

Fog Filters, lower the contrast make it look milky-- that's how I picture old Kung Fu Movies, at least.
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#4 Chris Keth

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 09:48 AM

Fog Filters, lower the contrast make it look milky-- that's how I picture old Kung Fu Movies, at least.


Hard light, mostly wide shots with a fairly static camera.
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#5 Leo Anthony Vale

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 02:09 PM

Stick some Vison 3 in a Filmo? ;)


He needs to shoot with a zoom & not a 4:1 zoom. A 12-120mm is too heavy for an filmo turret.

Snap zooms are the signature shots of fights in kung-fu movies.
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#6 Chris Keth

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 08:28 PM

Snap zooms are the signature shots of fights in kung-fu movies.


I guess that is the stereotype for kung fu movies but most that I have ever seen, and certainly many of the classics that people still watch are much simpler in the visual approach. I think of kung fu movies being fairly wide shots-cowboys at the tightest for fights- and lots of hard light.

Classic films like this are my reference. Notice how little camera movement there is and that it could have easily been shot on one moderately wide lens and one moderately long lens; it's a very cheap approach.
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