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Fight Choreography: The Art of Non-Verbal Dialog

Fight Choreography: The Art of Non-Verbal Dialog

John Kreng

ISBN: 9781592006793

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"Fight Choreography: The Art of Non-Verbal Dialogue" presents a brief history of the different styles of art in fight choreography, helping you understand its evolution and process. It also dissects the differences between the Western and Asian approach to a fight scene. The book is instructional, informative, and entertaining, and offers coverage of film history, fight choreography, story, filming, editing, sound effects, and cgi. It focuses on every important element involved in fight choreography from basic philosophies, initial concept, and planning, to filming, editing, and sound mixing the final product. "Fight Choreography" also includes insightful interviews with Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung (Dir. & FC: Eastern Condors), Yuen Woo Ping (FC for Kill Bill 1 & 2, plus the Matrix trilogy), Yuen Cheung Yan (FC: Charlie's Angels), Vic Armstrong (SC numerous James Bond films, Mission Impossible III), Jeff Imada (FC: Bourne Supremacy), Terry Leonard (SC Die Hard III, Romancing the Stone), Rena Owen (Actress: Once Were Warriors) and Cheng Pei Pei (Actress: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). Benefits: * A timely topic, given the popularity of action films and videogames. * Includes interviews with action film celebrities and top industry professionals from around the world. * The author has worked with many of the most respected choreographers and actions stars in the business today. * Offers a detailed look at how to put together an action scene. * Accompanying DVD includes an in-depth look at how a fight scene is put together, identifying different styles, as well as trailers from films.
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