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

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Fight Scene Structure

Amid all the chaos and frenzied action that a fight scene brings, there is an underlying structure. To understand the narrative elements that are in a fight scene, the fight choreographer needs to have a basic understanding of the three-act structure of a script. This is because the three-act structure in a fight is almost the same as the typical three-act structure of a script. And by understanding the three acts of a script, the fight choreographer will also know what types of fight scenes will work and not work in each act because a fight scene in one act will have a different tone, effect, and purpose from a fight scene in another act. As a fight choreographer, you are essentially telling an integral, non-verbal, mini-story ...

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