January 22, 2018

Action Can Be Good: Part 2

As promised, this week we’ll be continuing our discussion on what makes a good action story. Last week we talked about the fundamentals: grounding the story, raising the stakes, and giving characters urgency. This week we’ll be talking a bit more about choice, as well as spectacle and slowing down. Let’s start with choice: 5. […]

The Jackie Chan Formula

Action directors take note: Jackie Chan knows how to make an awesome fight scene better than anyone else in the world. Better than Michael Bay, better than the Wachowski Brothers, and even better than Christopher Nolan. Yes, even with everything brilliant that Mr. Nolan did with Batman, his ability to direct a fight scene pales […]