Posted by Richard "RB" Botto

Happy Sunday Creative Army!

I hope you had a safe, healthy, and creative week. I've got my Sunday coffee in hand and some content coming your way to help you stay inspired, motivated, and creative while we are in quarantine. 

First up, the folks over at The Closer Look have put together a comprehensive guide on how to do a fight scene. A great fight scene is made of much more than kicks and punches, and this video breaks down elements of cinematography, character motivation, and use of weapons to depict how to take the viewers on a truly comprehensive ride during a fight scene. You will see examples from Avengers: Endgame, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Batman v Superman, Upgrade, John Wick, and more. Please note, depictions of violence are present in this video so viewer discretion is advised. 

Next up, to stick with the action theme, Wired has a fascinating video featuring the former CIA Chief of Disguise breaking down spy scenes from 30 movies and TV shows. This insider guide gives you an exclusive look inside the real CIA and what to do (and not to do) to maintain authentic espionage. In this video, Jonna Mendez studies scenes from Alias, The Bourne Identity, The Americans, Baby Driver, Argo, Casino Royale, Veronica Mars, and more.  

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Wishing you a very happy, healthy, and creative Sunday.




The Closer Look - How to Do a Fight Scene


Wired - Former CIA Chief of Disguise Breaks Down 30 Spy Scenes



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