PREVIS SAMPLE: The "Man" With No Name
In “Afternoon Smackdown: Previs’ing a Fight Scene,” Filmmaker Magazine writes:
Action Director Lawrence Ribeiro forwards this short video of an afternoon’s work — literally. Below, he explains how, with a camera and two top stuntmen, he can mock-up a dynamic fight scene.
Here’s a chase and fight sequence we shot, in five hours, using two top stunt professionals and one camera. In 2nd unit, we’d consider this type of shooting a level above pre-visualization (previs). Previs is a critical tool for designing action sequences. Sometimes all a script will say is, “…and they fight.” So videos like this allow us to experiment with choreography, and save time and money, before we get on set. In this case, this video was an exercise in creating atmosphere, mood, and tempo. And we wanted to create something fun on the fly!