6 Things to keep in mind while shooting an Action Scene in a Film

By February 13, 2018Uncategorized

Apart from the following:

First Aid Kits and Ambulances on the go.

Fancy cars to explode in case you’re a Rohit Shetty fan. Oh, in low budget case, Hot wheels would do.

Here you go –

 

  • PLAY WITH THE CAMERA ANGLES 

Any scene if shot only with mono shots or angles would be absolutely lifeless and boring. Besides, they would miss out on the ambiance and surroundings that only make it more real and enhance the scenes. And all of this hold even more necessary whilst shooting action scenes.

 

  • SHUTTER SPEED AND TECHNIQUES 

 

Along with angles, how you play with the camera and effects, add a great deal charm. Slo-mos and other effects are later add-ons but different shutter timings give different feels and perspectives. You must know the ins and outs of a camera technically along with a creative edge to know where to put them to use.

 

  • SCENE MUST MATCH THE ACTOR AND VICE-VERSA 

 

I do not imply the physique of the actor, though sometimes even that has to match for the need of the scene.

An action scene is really demanding! And it needs your stamina and ability to be just right. Do take pre-checks on how the actors take it, and how much time could they take to do it right. Schedule the shoot thus accordingly to get it right.

 

  • BABY PULL ME CLOSER! 

 

Close shots are enormously underrated. Nothing expresses the emotions and intricacies more than the close shots. And they are exactly that make an action scene really convincing and give you that wow-how-did-they-do-that feel. Tip: Break them down as much you can and link well.

 

  • ROLL AROUND THE PLACES 

 

An action is a verb. Verbs imply movements. So can an action scene occur without moving around and over places? Not at all. Start from one location, mix and match around more. And if it’s like a small room or a limited area, try covering it around. Not only it gives a live feel but only excites the eye watching it even more.

 

  • KEEP IT REAL! 

 

Having over the top unrealistic action is totally cool and acceptable if the scene demands. What we mean by keeping it real is that you should write and choreograph the scene realistically. Even if it’s an animated film, basics of living or non-living things remain the same. Study the movements and reactions by trying them out and then put them on paper and camera.

Now you’re all set and good to go for that action scene of yours!

Disclaimer: The action scenes are dangerous and are performed under expert supervisions, please do not try them at home.

[How can an action thing go without a disclaimer, right? *wink*]

 

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