Landing a good, hard hit during fighting scenes can be difficult to pull off unless someone is willing to get hurt or you have access to experienced stage fighting actors. Staged punches, kicks, and other hits often look to be just that- staged. They often appear slow or it might be really obvious that the hit did not connect with the target just right. It can easily take a whole day on set to film a fight scene just right, and even then, the hits might not land as hard as you want them to for the scene. Don't throw the towel in yet though! Today we are going to show you a quick and easy trick to help you get those fight scenes knocked out! There's also a free practice footage file that you can download at the end of this article so you can try it out for yourself even if you haven't film a fight yet.
DSLR Video Tips and Tricks
Versatile, high-quality, lightweight, reliable, rugged, affordable....for filmmakers, these are qualities which we would use to describe an ideal piece of filmmaking equipment. It's no surprise that DSLRs are a staple of the filmmaking community. While they are most common among indie filmmakers; it is not unheard of for a DSLR to be on-set in a major motion picture production. DSLRs fit most any skill-set when it comes to their operation. Beginners can use the basic features of a DSLR with sharp results, while experienced users can delve into the settings to produce stunning shots. DSLRs can be outstanding filmmaking tools with the right skills and equipment to use with them. We're going to share some tips and tricks that can help you get more out of your DSLR camera! Most of this advice can be applied to all DSLRs!