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

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Assembling the Character and Story Inventory

Now that you’ve read the script, what do you do? Go out right away and start putting together the fight scenes! Yeah! Yippee! Hold it—not quite yet.

Once you have read the script over several times, you are now ready to put together your character and story inventory, which consists of the following steps:

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Break down the script for a basic understanding of the story and how it affects each fight scene.
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Create a character bible to thoroughly understand each character in the film.
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Create a fighter’s IQ based on what you read in the script and what you can extrapolate from what was not written, but can be assumed or might be used as back story. Do this to get a better gauge or estimation of the ...

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