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Compensation and Adjustments

Andrew Lane

Andrew Lane is Assistant Professor of Directing at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University, USA, and has previously taught directing and visual storytelling at the UNCSA School of Filmmaking, USA, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, USA. A member of the Writers Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for over 25 years, Andrew Lane has written or co-written over twenty films, re-written numerous others, produced over twenty features, and directed seven. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Stunts & Special Effects : A Comprehensive Guide to Planning and Execution

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...When you employ a professional stunt performer, their minimum compensation is dictated by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) contract that a production company must become a signatory to. If you think you can’t afford the rates, fringe benefits,...

Martial Arts

Andrew Lane

Andrew Lane is Assistant Professor of Directing at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University, USA, and has previously taught directing and visual storytelling at the UNCSA School of Filmmaking, USA, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, USA. A member of the Writers Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for over 25 years, Andrew Lane has written or co-written over twenty films, re-written numerous others, produced over twenty features, and directed seven. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Stunts & Special Effects : A Comprehensive Guide to Planning and Execution

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Martial arts used to be a separate kind of movie. Unfortunately, they were usually low budget. They weren’t studio movies. The Matrix was a good reason that changed. It helped move those movies to the mainstream. Martial arts has become...

Training and Background

Andrew Lane

Andrew Lane is Assistant Professor of Directing at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University, USA, and has previously taught directing and visual storytelling at the UNCSA School of Filmmaking, USA, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, USA. A member of the Writers Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for over 25 years, Andrew Lane has written or co-written over twenty films, re-written numerous others, produced over twenty features, and directed seven. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Stunts & Special Effects : A Comprehensive Guide to Planning and Execution

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Stunt performers are highly trained and very experienced in a number of fields of physical action. Many are top motorcycle racers, car drivers, gymnasts, martial artists, horsemen, pilots, aerial specialists, and fight choreographers, who...

Beyond Fire, Bullets, and Explosions

Andrew Lane

Andrew Lane is Assistant Professor of Directing at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University, USA, and has previously taught directing and visual storytelling at the UNCSA School of Filmmaking, USA, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, USA. A member of the Writers Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for over 25 years, Andrew Lane has written or co-written over twenty films, re-written numerous others, produced over twenty features, and directed seven. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Stunts & Special Effects : A Comprehensive Guide to Planning and Execution

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...I briefly and obliquely mentioned the other activities and responsibilities special effects teams engage in. Acts of God or atmospherics such as wind, rain, snow, fog, and dust storms are among the most commonly in demand on productions....

Completion Bonds

Andrew Lane

Andrew Lane is Assistant Professor of Directing at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University, USA, and has previously taught directing and visual storytelling at the UNCSA School of Filmmaking, USA, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, USA. A member of the Writers Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for over 25 years, Andrew Lane has written or co-written over twenty films, re-written numerous others, produced over twenty features, and directed seven. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Stunts & Special Effects : A Comprehensive Guide to Planning and Execution

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The lesson is clear. With the vast amount of money that is at stake on most productions, certain risks are unacceptable. And when I say vast, that can be a relative term. The first feature-length movie I produced had a cash budget...

Cars and Vehicles

Andrew Lane

Andrew Lane is Assistant Professor of Directing at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University, USA, and has previously taught directing and visual storytelling at the UNCSA School of Filmmaking, USA, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, USA. A member of the Writers Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for over 25 years, Andrew Lane has written or co-written over twenty films, re-written numerous others, produced over twenty features, and directed seven. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Stunts & Special Effects : A Comprehensive Guide to Planning and Execution

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...The car chase is one of the true staples of the world’s love affair with movies. Thrilling car chases in such modern movies as The French Connection, Bullitt, To Live and Die in L.A., and The Getaway set a standard for gut-wrenching...

How Do You Find and Hire Your Stunt Coordinator?

Andrew Lane

Andrew Lane is Assistant Professor of Directing at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University, USA, and has previously taught directing and visual storytelling at the UNCSA School of Filmmaking, USA, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, USA. A member of the Writers Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for over 25 years, Andrew Lane has written or co-written over twenty films, re-written numerous others, produced over twenty features, and directed seven. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Stunts & Special Effects : A Comprehensive Guide to Planning and Execution

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The job of stunt coordinator is one in which a great deal of experience and good judgment are especially important. The safety of many people is in their hands, cast and crew alike. You want someone who has the experience to come up...

Production Design

Andrew Lane

Andrew Lane is Assistant Professor of Directing at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University, USA, and has previously taught directing and visual storytelling at the UNCSA School of Filmmaking, USA, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, USA. A member of the Writers Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for over 25 years, Andrew Lane has written or co-written over twenty films, re-written numerous others, produced over twenty features, and directed seven. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Stunts & Special Effects : A Comprehensive Guide to Planning and Execution

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...What do brutal “knock down/drag ‘em out” brawls or blazing office buildings have to do with production design? Everything. The conversation that takes place between the art department and the stunt and special effects teams is persistent...

Ethical Responsibilities of a Director

Andrew Lane

Andrew Lane is Assistant Professor of Directing at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University, USA, and has previously taught directing and visual storytelling at the UNCSA School of Filmmaking, USA, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, USA. A member of the Writers Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for over 25 years, Andrew Lane has written or co-written over twenty films, re-written numerous others, produced over twenty features, and directed seven. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Stunts & Special Effects : A Comprehensive Guide to Planning and Execution

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The added elements of stunts and special effects bring a heightened sense of responsibility for the well-being of everyone who works on the production and may be exposed to any danger or unusual risk. Just like any other workplace...

The Director’s Process

Andrew Lane

Andrew Lane is Assistant Professor of Directing at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University, USA, and has previously taught directing and visual storytelling at the UNCSA School of Filmmaking, USA, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, USA. A member of the Writers Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for over 25 years, Andrew Lane has written or co-written over twenty films, re-written numerous others, produced over twenty features, and directed seven. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Stunts & Special Effects : A Comprehensive Guide to Planning and Execution

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...As I have stated before, a director’s interests as they approach the job of making a movie are many. They can be divided more or less into three categories: creative, leadership, and financial. When the use of stunts and special effects...