Filming Project: Martial Art

  • By Vien
  • 22 September, 2014
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I am helping Arlo at with a special project involving martial arts.  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the discipline.  As I was filming this project… I remember my martial arts day.  I Learned some Kungfu, alone with Nunchucks when I was like 8 years old.  I Also did some Japanese Karate on an Army Base as I was growing up.  Later I learned “Tae Kwon Do” in high school and also did some wrestling.  Finally took some Capoeira in College with some very little Jiu-Jitsu takedown technique.  Like Bruce Lee said, Take away whats good and useful and leave the rest behind.


Most of the move Arlo, Jeff and Lucas did, kinda reminds me of wrestling in high school, but more advance.  As I was watching some move through my Nikon d7000 view finder, my mind was racing.  Wow! I thought to myself.  I can definitely see how this would give some one an advantage in a real world fight!   Because 95% of fights end up on the ground.  I could ready see how to use some of the move in my everyday defense!  I’m thinking to my self, “did I took the wrong martial arts? This one is Awesome, how did I missed it?”


I had the minimal gear shooting this, D7000 with Rode Videomic , Panasonic Gh2 and a GoPro.  I will have my GH3 from the repair shop by the next shoot.  And that will be my “A” cam and I will downgrade the d7000 to my “B” cam.  It will be nice to be able to shoot 60 frame per second again.  I used mostly natural lights from opening most of the garage rollup door. I thought it turnout pretty good.  There will be more to come, stay tune……..

seating on mat

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