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

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Cinematography

To state the obvious, cinematography is an extremely crucial factor in having an effective fight scene once you have finished choreographing your actors. A cinematographer is responsible for setting up and capturing the cinematic composition of the fight, which is essentially choosing the angles and frame speed and controlling the amount of light that goes through the lens and into the camera. You could have choreographed an incredible fight scene that would make Yuen Woo-Ping proud, but if the cameraman was inexperienced or unable to follow the action and get the right angles to make the fight scene effective, your hard work is all for naught. Unfortunately, the only people who know that you assembled a great fight scene were ...

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