With fight choreography created by Roger Yuan, who features as the store owner being defended, the short film Blindsided; boasts some high calibre fisticuffs and serves as a beautiful ode to iconic characters such as Zatoitchi and The Crimson Bat.
BLINDSIDED FULL FILM
The star of Blindsided is Eric Jacobus, an actor, director and stuntman that the world really needs to discover. Production wise, I am a great fan of the way Bruce Lee films and old school musicals were shot; in that, the photography allowed you to see all of the action, without the editing process being used to unnecessarily slice the pure footage to shreds. Blindsided is a testament to a simpler way of shooting, relying on the complex choreography and competence of the fighters to sell the fight, instead of a million camera angles and over-editing.
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HOW NOT TO DO IT...
The following fight scene is from the TV series Iron Fist. It is 35 seconds long yet has 56 edits. This is often a sign that the fight choreography has no style or pardon the pun, punch to it and so to make it more dramatic, it's been edited to hell. Shaky camera work is also an annoying method employed when the fight or fighters aren't able to sell a fight.
TDD, RC & IK talk: