The Asian American Club Martial Arts Short Film

JonTruei

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Youtube Link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhZTO0OH7RQ
File Download (36mb):
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This is a project that my team and I had been working on for a long time this year. We do many short films, commercials, and other things of that nature for our high school's Media Club, but I've always been interested in martial arts action filmmaking on the side, and I wanted to present something more along those lines to the school for the longest time. For a while, this was a problem because teachers tend to be afraid to place their support behind anything that might be seen as violent, so after a few years, I decided to turn to the Asian American Club to get the project up in the air. Even though gathering support even in this situation was next to impossible, we managed to find ourselves a warehouse location outside of school and round ourselves up a team of about 20 so that we could shoot the big fight against the masked thugs. After writing a few letters and petitions, we were even able to get the short aired in front of the entire school during the annual Asian American Club Cultural Show. Please watch and tell us what you think!

Here are all of the practices and choreography tests that we did to round up cast members and get the general feel for the short down. There's also a scene I had to chop out of the short itself, because, although the short was intended to be abour 2-3 minutes longer, we didn't have time to shoot a lot of necessary scenes, and many other complications arose.
Choreography Test #1

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Choreography Test #2
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8R6JwELFpk
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Group Fight Choreography Practice

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZAxJvrwkqU
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Deleted Scene - Wing Chun vs. Freestyle

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Wing Chun Choreography Practice #1
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SalNVneEenA
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Wing Chun Choreography Practice #2
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o23XjolMYgM
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filmsforever

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How long did this take to make?

How long did this take to make?

How long did this take to make?
 

JonTruei

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Uhhhhhhhhhh...

Uhhhhhhhhhh...

With all of the practices and choreography experiments added on, it took about 4 months. As for the short itself, after having to restart from scratch when our original location was botched, it us about 2 weeks to shoot the entire thing spread out over 5 or 6 days.
 
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filmsforever

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So after you had it all down...

So after you had it all down...

so after you got it all down with the actors and reheared it the actual shooting was not to long. how much was it? did you lease the equipment?
 

JonTruei

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I just used my own Canon ZR300, hahaha. It's not a great camera at all. The only money spent was for stuff like dinner and snacks while we were holed up in that warehouse. The warehouse belongs to my good friend's family, so we didn't have to pay to rent it or anything.
 
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