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Post-Production : Editing Fights Scenes. Jackie Chan Shows how its done by Jack Ritter

Jack Ritter

Editing Fights Scenes. Jackie Chan Shows how its done

There's this trend of hiding the action in an action scene to make shooting "easier" or less time consuming, but if you're going to hide the action, why have an action scene to begin with? It's entertaining. I want to see it. Anyway, this video is great. Jackie Chan gives his thoughts on editing a fight and shows how to put comedy into your action scenes as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1PCtIaM_GQ

D Marcus

The obvious answer to " if you're going to hide the action, why have an action scene to begin with?" is the stars of action films cannot do what Jackie could do. Same with musicals. In the past there was no need to cut, cut, cut because Kelly and Astaire could actually dance. Today musicals are made with stars who can't. I know a lot of stunt guys. They can still kick ass but the stars of the movie can't. And in the US there are many regulations. That's why Chan didn't make many movies in the states. US regulations wouldn't allow him to do his own stunts. He was a master for sure.

Jack Ritter

That's very true. I like the analogy to musicals. You don't need to cut around Fred Astaire, you can just get the whole dance.

Andrew Hoffman

hey Jack I'm always looking to get into this kind of editing I need help doing it and was wondering if you needed any support let me know I could always use some extra work thanks bro

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