how2action

A movie action resource for filmmakers.

In Memory of Hal Needham

I met Hal Needham at a book signing for Stuntman! at the Screen Actors Guild, along with a ton of his stunt performer peers. He was the legendary inventor of the … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Action Camera Motorcycle

Just embarked on a new project, to build an electric camera motorcycle. The new Zero electric motorcycles are pretty awesome and well suited for action cinematography. They have no gears, … Continue reading

November 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Low Budget Car Chases – Part 2

There is a minute long car chase in my short film “Run Cholo Run” (starting around minute 4:00) that almost didn’t happen. When planning the eight page shoot, I couldn’t budget … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Low Budget Car Chases – Part 1

Today’s post will be about a low budget car chase I directed from my short film “Welcome to Sundown” (starting at 06:34). The story surrounding the chase is the demon … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Syllabus – Producing Action

Here’s the handout I gave to film producing students at Biola University for a lecture I gave on producing action. It was way too much material to cover in an … Continue reading

February 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

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