Last week I met a few film students, that had a few questions for me, so I decided to play along, specially also because I love to give an hand to persons that want to get into "filmmaking".
But,.. I was amazed to see how " scholarized " those students were. In short most of their questions were about " the bling " (term that I prefer to use on this late night) and fame . It's like they were students in law or business school.
Here is the different fighting styles, and the major fighting scenes!
Specially for AnD!
Now this was the last day of the fighting choreography!
The rest will be working on small details and ofcourse a kickass montage!
so day 3 of the rehearsels for Reiki The Movie ( www.reikithemovie.com) passed by as good as expected! We did some new choreographies and the actors are starting to get the hang of it!
Some moves are starting to look pretty cool!
So here is the video, and I hope you guys enjoy the evolution in the actors experience with martial arts!
And don't hesitate to drop a line, with advices or others comment...Read more
The Film Festival of Cannes is approaching at big steps and I'm actually wondering if some AnD artists will be present during the festival!
The most kickass festival on the planet with the most hardcore and extravagent parties!
The International pavilions will be packed again with professionals from accross the globes where drinks will flow into early morning!
Now who is actually coming to the Film Festival, and who is thinking of coming?
Myself, I'll be easy to find, during the day I'll be running bet...Read more
And so, here is the video of the second day of the practice of the fighting choreography of the film "Reiki".
It was painful, it was cold, some injuries occured but nothing the actors couldn't handle.
Here is also the imdb link of the film: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1201649/
And here is the video:
Since there are a lot of action scenes in this film, we have to work out a nice choreography with the actors!
Meaning we have to teach them how to handle swords, punches, kicks and so on.
So yesterday, was the first practice day of the fighting choreography, so that when we start shooting everything goes smoothly as a charm.
And of course I tapped the whole thing and did a small "montage" of it!
Keep in mind that some of those actors do...Read more
since everybody seems to quit everything today, then screw this I'm quitting "filmmaking", it's over, no more directing from me, no more "39", no more "Reiki", screw this.
It sucks, there is no future in that anyway, I'm tired to handle that camera, to write for days and nights, to storyboard while I can't even draw, what the hell was I thinking!
Well, thank you Pat, you opened my eyes, I'm quitting, and I found my new path!
Every film needs amazing locations, locations that will get the audience to dream, to believe in your film and follow the characters in their adventure.
Now, since Reiki is a 100% low budget film, finding the locations for an action/fantasy film is far from easy!
But where there is will there is belief! And we managed to find some great locations!
First of all we found the locations for the "prese...Read more
Before the start of every shoot,
every production gets all the actors together for a first scrīpt reading and meeting,
again, I do things a different way, I get the cast and crew together, but instead of being in front of a scrīpt I put them in front of a few glasses of beer!
Very important before a shoot is to have your cast and crew know each other and enjoy each other! So that we can all have a blast during the shooting.
Anouk, Yannick and Stephanie could be there but they will next time...Read more