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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

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...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...

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...

Editorial

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 editor’s primary function is to provide the heartbeat of the film, how it’s paced and the information is disseminated.That’s a big role. A picture editor who is experienced in cutting action can be an invaluable collaborator when...

Safety

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

...This is the most important topic. It’s the topic that cannot be shortchanged or shorthanded. It’s one of the few line items on your budget that is not mutable. It is not negotiable. You will be given advice or instructions by your...