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Fight Choreography: The Art of Non-Verbal Dialogue by John Kreng

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Film Fighting and Stunt Terms

Bump (aka adjustment). A stunt term referring to the monetary adjustment for a fighter performing his specified skills.

Crossing the line. A strike passing an imaginary line that starts at the camera lens and goes to the targeted area where a strike is to land. When a strike goes past the target, it crosses the line, and on the screen it looks like a hit. When a technique does not cross the line and there is a gap or space between the target and the full extension of the technique, then it is considered a miss.

Exchange. A series of techniques thrown between combatants without an extended break or pause. A fight scene is usually made up of several exchanges between opponents.

Exclamation point. The final move and/or ...

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