Monday, 8 December 2014

Jackie Chan - How to Do Action Comedy

Tony Zhou continues to pump them out. This one is simply brilliant.
Some filmmakers can do action. Others can do comedy. But for 40 years, the master of combining them has been Jackie Chan. Let’s see how he does it.
The 9 Principles of Action Comedy
   1. Start with a DISADVANTAGE
   2. Use the ENVIRONMENT
   3. Be CLEAR in your shots
   4. Action & Reaction in the SAME frame
   5. Do as many TAKES as necessary
   6. Let the audience feel the RHYTHM
   7. In editing, TWO good hits = ONE great hit
   8. PAIN is humanizing
   9. Earn your FINISH


1 comment:

Kathy Smart said...

I was too busy laughing to take notes. Watch this Tony Zhou analysis, it's an indictment of current directing.