Yesterday I shot the first fight scene I’ve done since finishing Death Grip. It’s a videogame parody where I play a Karate man taking on two other players played by fellow Stunt People and Death Grip actors Shaun Finney and Yun Lujhei Yang.
Stunt practices have paid off: I could still kick and punch pretty quick, and my bones took a decent amount of damage whenever hitting my forearm or shin against an elbow, but the lagging part was the later choreography, which came slowly once we hit the 4-hour point. In the past, I’ve usually muscled through these moments. The choreography gets more experimental, efficiency plummets, and suddenly one shot takes 45 minutes to accomplish. By the third shot I’m mentally drained and often cranky.
Instead, we played it safe. Rather than draining ourselves on two or three extra shots, trying to make weird choreography look good, we just did something fun and character-related, which ended the shoot on a good note. Now rather than dwelling on the frustration of a little test shoot, I get to remember how fun choreography can be. This makes me wanna jump back into doing short videos again, which will allow me to exercise that choreography muscle again in time for the next big project.
Hiroshi and Eric square off once more before Hiroshi leaves for Japan. Enjoy!
We can’t get enough of the Canon 7D, so here are some more fight scenes!
Darren Holmquist of Dardrex Productions recently shot with Steve Yu of SP and made this cool fight scene:
Shaun Finney and I went out and shot a little short in the streets of San Francisco with his GH1.
RJ Camera MD – m4/3 Adaptor
Minolta MD 28mm f1.9
Minolta MD 50mm f1.7
Shutter: Mostly 1/50s
ISO: Mostly 1600
1080p @ 23.976fps
Adobe Premiere CS3, no color correction
Outer Sunset Productions has just finished “Replaced” starring Dennis Ruel, Steve Yu, and Ken Quitugua. It’s a sci-fi mind trip with some brutality to boot. Enjoy!
Shaun Finney’s posted up another Gymtastic Voyage video, this time with new folks Alex Ng (vs. Shaun) and Hiroshi Adachi (vs. Lucas Okuma). Alex has some mad wushu skills, and Hiroshi’s known to be able to learn any move in a single day.
Shaun Finney has uploaded the second part in his Oscar-nominated series, “Gymtastic Voyage.” It stars Dave Yoo, Eric Jacobus, Shaun Finney, Lucas Okuma, Alex Martin, and Anne Lundbom. And as always. it’s amazingly weird.
Shaun Finney, Dave Yoo, and Lucas Okuma star in “Gymtastic Voyage: Vol 1.” The Youtube version is choppy for whatever reason, so Finney recommends you download the high quality version (62 megs).