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What Is An ‘Action Hook’ And How To Use It In Your Movie

What Is An ‘Action Hook’ And How To Use It In Your Movie   As a filmmaker, you should always be searching for new tools to add to your toolbox to more effectively tell a story, instill emotions into your audience and make your projects more entertaining and memorable.   One new tool to add […]

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How To Make Fake Prop Guns Look Real For Your Production

How To Make Fake Prop Guns Look Real For Your Production   Many productions like to use prop firearms to maximize their production value. Our team has several licensed professional armorers that provide firearms and weapons of all types to productions with budgets both large and small. Our armorers pull prop weapons from various sources […]

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How To ‘Childproof’ Your Set To Protect Your Actors When Doing Stunts

How To ‘Childproof’ Your Set To Protect Your Actors When Doing Stunts   It’s very common for many productions to have their actors perform simple low risk stunts and action sequences. Many producers and directors don’t realize all of the hazards involved with taking this approach. The best solution is to always have a professional […]

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Want To Use Knives, Swords & Edged Weapons In Your Shoot Yet Without Hurting Anyone? Here’s How…

Want To Use Knives, Swords & Edged Weapons In Your Shoot Yet Without Hurting Anyone? Here’s How…   Many productions like to use sharp or edged weapons to tell their stories. The danger of course is someone actually getting stabbed and injured for real. So how do you do it so no one gets hurt? […]

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Want Your Actor To Fall To The Ground Without Getting Hurt? Here’s How…

Want Your Actor To Fall To The Ground Without Getting Hurt? Here’s How…   One of the most common stunts that most filmmakers leverage is the ‘fall to the ground’ stunt. It’s everywhere in movies and TV. It spans genres as well. It’s easy to understand why so many directors use it. It’s a great […]

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How to Shoot The Best Car Chase Scene [Mad Max: Fury Road Example]

How to Shoot The Best Car Chase Scene [Mad Max: Fury Road Example]   Thinking about leveraging a car chase scene in your project? They are awesome yet are probably one of the most challenging things to film. With a litany of challenges during the planning, execution, filming and even editing phase, it can seem […]

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Behind The Scenes Of A Multi-Vehicular Car Stunt

Behind The Scenes Of A Multi-Vehicular Car Stunt Ever wonder about what goes into the planning, choreographing and producing of a multi-vehicular car stunt? Well in this short BTS video, one of CBT Stunt Alliance’s own professional stunt drivers walks you through it step by step.       Discover our highly popular Stunt Design […]

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Learn How To Do Blood Effects Like In ‘The Raid 2’

Learn How To Do Blood Effects Like In ‘The Raid 2’ Want to use practical blood effects and NOT digital blood effects in your movie’s fight scene? Here’s a little known method for doing just that.     Learn about our highly popular Stunt Design Solutions for film & TV   One of our experienced […]

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When Should You Talk To A Stunt Coordinator About Your Project?

When Should You Talk To A Stunt Coordinator About Your Project?   On the surface this seems like a pretty simple question. Not even worth asking. Yet many newer filmmakers get it wrong! They think that the stunt coordinator is one of the LAST people to hire for their production team after the budgeting has […]

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Advanced Camera Techniques for Shooting Action Tip 3 – The Knock Down

Advanced Camera Techniques for Shooting Action Tip 3 – The Knock Down   Having one of your characters knocked to the ground is a powerful storytelling moment. The audience sees that things are NOT going well for that character and the fight is being lost. Yet performing this is risky for your actors and usually […]

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When Should You Schedule Your Action / Stunts To Be Shot?

When Should You Schedule Your Action / Stunts To Be Shot?   Want to incorporate action sequences in your project? If you are new to filming action choreography and stunts you want to pay close attention to this post.   Learn about our highly popular Stunt Design Solutions for film & TV   Many filmmakers […]

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How Many Action Sequences Should You Have In Your Movie?

How Many Action Sequences Should You Have In Your Movie?   For filmmakers that want to make a great action movie, this is a common concern. How much is too little and how much is too much? First, we’ll share with you an industry standard and then our own personal philosophy (and invention) on the […]

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Advanced Camera Techniques for Shooting Action Tip 2 – Chase Scenes

Advanced Camera Techniques for Shooting Action  Tip 2 – Chase Scenes   So you may be thinking… chase scene?!? Well whoopty frickin’ doo. Another chase scene…how original. Yet don’t underestimate the power of the dark side…I mean the chase scene. For building up excitement, suspense and production value, it can’t be beat.   Discover our […]

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Advanced Camera Techniques for Shooting Action Tip 1 – Off Screen Violence

  Advanced Camera Techniques for Shooting Action Tip 1  – Off Screen Violence   So you want to show some violence in your project yet not have it become a bloody gore movie? As a filmmaker, or choreographer, you may want to feature a violent encounter without the blood and pain yet have it still […]

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