First time editing a fight scene?
Ask for the wisdom of the crowd who have gone before you.
That's what Editor Jason Stewart did on Twitter the other day, and in this issue I'll share the best suggestions he received.
(FYI - Jason also makes excellent tutorials!)
Prelude - Take This Further
Before we dive into this issue, just a quick reminder to re-visit these previous issues for some more useful resources and techniques for editing action sequences.
- #189 - The Three Rules of Editing Action Scenes
- #007 - Mastering eye-trace, an Editor's secret weapon
What Would Jackie Do?
This is the most popular Every Frame A Painting video essay, from the legendary Tony Zhou, with 23 million views - and for good reason.
It's an excellent dissection of what makes Jackie Chan's fight scenes so brilliant and what every editor can learn from them.
Essential viewing before editing your own fight scenes!