We are so familiar with fight scenes on our screens that they are almost taken for granted, but how do they come about? This comprehensive book explains the artistic process of creating the fight scene from scripted page to finished performance.
Fight choreography is the art of creating scenes of illusionary violence for an entertainment medium. It 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. Fight Choreography looks at each of these factors and draws on the author's own experiences to illustrate the excitement and range of the genre.
Introduces the fight choreography, the performer, characterization and the director
Looks at working with sets, costumes, lighting and special effects
Advises on the variety of armour and weapons, including photographic reference sections
Explains how to choreograph fights with phrases, logic and rhythm
Gives specific advice on subjects ranging from symbolism to blood effects and from battle scenes to motion capture
86 colour photos.