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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

Book chapter

...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...

Fights

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 most fundamental and universal use of stunts in movies is the fight. Fistfights or sword fights. Old-fashioned fisticuffs or balletic kung fu. Fights have thrilled audiences since the earliest days of motion pictures. In Charlie Chaplin...

Storyboards and Previz

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

...A storyboard is the old school method of previsualizing a scene. Storyboards are a series of hand-drawn images that capture the important moments of action in a shot to convey a sense of how the action flows and what shots are necessary...

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

Book chapter

...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....

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...

Precision Driving

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 script calls for a car chase in which two cars must weave in and out of normal traffic flow. No collisions are called for: just fancy driving at high speeds. To begin with, the normal traffic flow is comprised of cars and drivers...

Falls

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

...One of the more psychologically interesting stunts employed in movies is the fall: the higher the better. The fluttery feeling we get in our stomachs when a character stands near the edge of a cliff or building is one of the visceral...

Second Units

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 second unit or a second and smaller crew is assembled to shoot any interstitial or detailed shots that do not require the cast. The “first team” actors always shoot with the first unit. The second unit always works with stunt...

Sports

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

...Sports are a part of virtually every culture in the world, most certainly the ones that go to the movies and watch TV. The passion and dedication fans everywhere demonstrate is truly universal. Love, war, … sports. What else...

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

Book chapter

...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...