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A Bitter Pill

We had huge plans for this shoot — an epic battle scene filled with guns, bullets, super-cool slow-motion, and amazing choreography! This is what we got instead: Thank God it was just a test — otherwise, we’d’ve taken our airsoft guns and shot each other in the face.  There was just too much to handle:  Follow (...)

Storyboarding our Next Shot

We’re a big fan of the movie “300”.  It’s filled with some of the best battle scenes ever.  In one of the early scenes, Leonidas strikes down an army of Persians almost single-handedly.  It’s an amazing shot — not just for all the blood and carnage — but also for the technical wizardry.  There are (...)

Test Shot: Muzzle Flares

Here’s a before-and-after look at one of our early test shots.  We wanted to test muzzle flares and gun blasts, so we rounded up some airsoft guns and shot a gun-battle scene between some masked men and a Chinese delivery guy. Effect-wise, the muzzle flares and the gun blasts turned out to be easier than (...)

A Great Monitor Mount

By the way, if you’re in the market for a dual LCD monitor mount, which I highly recommend for video editing, you should check out the Tyke Supply stand available at Amazon. This stand is rock solid, made from die-cast aluminum. It’s fully adjustable – tilt, pan, rotate, height, and side-to-side. It clamps to the (...)

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