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Fight Choreography: A Practical Guide for Stage, Film and Television

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From choreography to costume to a battle's symbolism, everything needed to create convincing fight scenes
 
Fight scenes must tell the story of the fight in a manner that is safe for the performer—to do this, the choreographer has to consider everything that directly impinges on physical movement. This manual looks at sets, costumes, lighting, special effects, the variety of armor and weapons, and how to choreograph fights with phrases, logic, and rhythm. It gives specific advice on subjects ranging from symbolism to blood effects and from battle scenes to motion capture. We are so familiar with fight scenes on our screens that they are almost taken for granted—this comprehensive book explains the artistic process of creating the fight scene from scripted page to finished performance. 

About the Author

F. Braun McAsh has been a professional fight choreographer since 1976. He has more than 120 professional credits in film, television, and in stage productions—including for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and the Canadian Opera Company—but he is best known as the swordmaster for the TV series Highlander and the Highlander movie Endgame. He lives in Vancouver.

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ISBN:
9781847972231
Author:
Mcash, F Braun
Publisher:
Crowood Press (UK)
Author:
McAsh, F. Braun
Subject:
Theater - Stagecraft
Subject:
Theater - Direction & Production
Subject:
Drama-Production General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.50 x 6.50 in 1.02 lb

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