Interesting behind-the-scenes look at Keanu Reeves' Directorial debut 'Man of Tai Chi' (2013)


Synopsis: In Beijing, a young martial artist's skill places him in position to experience opportunities and sacrifices.

Man this is something. From a technical standpoint, this is some serious progression in terms of what filmmakers will be able to do in the future. For something that was previously only used in a CGI format, it's amazing to see how smooth the camera's movements are. Comparing the shot with something like the (horrible) fight scene on top of the reactor in 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' (where about 90% of the scene was CGI) to this, it just shows how little CGI is needed in a fast-paced Action flick.

The camera is attached to a boom arm, which is in turn controlled by a computer programmed with a set of complex movements that allow the kind of fast-moving camera angles you can't get from a regular crane, steadi-cam or even handheld work. - -

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This is both exciting and revolutionary, and will surely pave the way for some badass shots in the near future.

Reeves' Man of Tai Chi is set to land in theatres by 2013.


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