Action Filmmaking Decoded- The Story of Action Films

Action Filmmaking Decoded- The Story of Action Films

This is the Action Filmmaking Podcast, the show dedicated to pure action analysis. Our passion for action films and martial arts has led us here where we do in-depth analyses and breakdowns of choreography and fight sequences as well as interviews with action filmmakers around the world. Join us to know more about the beauty of choreography and the arts of action filmmaking from the industry's best. Catch new episodes weekly!

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January 22, 2022 71 min

Introducing: Eric Linden. Eric served as the stunt double for Jon Bernthal as Punisher before moving onto stunt coordinate Netflix’s Punisher and Daredevil series. Other projects include Black Adam, Red Notice, Suicide Squad, and Avengers Endgame to name a few. You may recognize him from YouTube where he coordinated stunts for many Rocket Jump / FreddieW videos and currently serves as a series regular for Corridor Digital’s Suntmen...

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Introducing: Vanessa Campos. Vanessa is a rising action performer, fighter, and MMA presenter. She recently made her film debut alongside Michael Bisping in Never Back Down: Revolt. Her martial arts journey has landed her both inside the ring as a Muay Thai fighter and behind the desk as a commentator.

In this episode, we discuss her professional fights and her training journey which has brought her to legendary MMA locations such ...

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Happy Halloween! Today, we’ll be diving into three of our favorite action horror films, and helping us accomplish this spooky task is Jerry Horror, host of “The Offering” podcast!

In this episode, we break down the groundbreaking Blade and explore how Wesley Snipes laid the groundwork that the MCU would be built upon several years later. We also explore how Aliens was able to so effectively act as an action-oriented sequel to its h...

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Re-Introducing: Justin Eaton, stuntman and double in Banshee, Dr. Strange, Daredevil, and Punisher. He was Emmy nominated for his stunt performance as Captain America John Walker in Falcon and The Winter Soldier. He is also married to CC Ice, double for Black Widow and Scarlet Witch!

In this episode, we discuss his work on Daredevil where he doubled the legendary Scott Glenn! We also get a story about Scott Elk hunting on his front...

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Welcome to AFD News!

Today's news includes a trailer for Scott Adkin’s no-cut military action film “One Shot,” Demon Slayer Season 2’s announcement, and Daredevil’s showrunner parts ways with Marvel

We also discuss Will Poulter being cast as Adam Warlock in Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and Jake Gyllenhaal starring as Prophet in Sam Hargrave directed superhero film,

We get into trailers for international blockbuster Sanak, Amazon’s...

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Introducing: Justin Eaton, stuntman and double in Banshee, Dr. Strange, Daredevil, and The Punisher. He was Emmy nominated for his stunt performance as Captain America John Walker in Falcon and The Winter Soldier. He is also married to CC Ice, double for Black Widow and Scarlet Witch!

In this episode, we discuss his work as Bloody Face on American Horror Story, scaring people on set with his monster makeup, and receiving an action ...

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Welcome to AFD News for 10/1/21!

Today's news includes a new action BTS video of Jason Momoa in Dune, new Russo Brothers comments about a precarious future with the MCU, and Shang Chi making bank as the highest grossing domestic film of 2021!

*Since the time of recording, Scarlett Johansson has announced that she settled her dispute with Disney!

We discuss many trailers from  around the web and Netflix’s TUDUM Event. Those incl...

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Welcome to the final stretch of Shang Chi Week! This week featured Joseph Le and Vi-Dan Tran. Today, we are…

Introducing: Andy Cheng. He is known as fight coordinator for Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. He is also a veteran of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team working on films such as Who Am I, Mr Nice Guy, Shanghai Noon, and Rush Hour 1 & 2. Other works of his include: Into the Badlands, The Rundown, Scorpion King, and 6 U...

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Welcome to the final stretch of Shang Chi Week! This week featured Joseph Le and Vi-Dan Tran. Today, we are…

Introducing: Andy Cheng. He is known as fight coordinator for Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. He is also a veteran of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team working on films such as Who Am I, Mr Nice Guy, Shanghai Noon, and Rush Hour 1 & 2. Other works of his include: Into the Badlands, The Rundown, Scorpion King, and 6 U...

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Welcome to Shang Chi Week! We’ll be releasing Shang Chi action team interviews today, Wednesday, and Friday!

Introducing: Joseph Le & Vi-Dan Tran. Both were action designers on Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Vi-Dan is a member of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team. His works include The Foreigner, Bleeding Steel, and Into the Badlands as well as his original fan films such as Cyberpunk 2077: Phoenix Program and Darth Maul: ...

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Welcome to Shang Chi Week! We’ll be releasing Shang Chi action team interviews today, Wednesday, and Friday!

Introducing: Joseph Le & Vi-Dan Tran. Both were action designers on Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Vi-Dan is a member of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team. His works include The Foreigner, Bleeding Steel, and Into the Badlands as well as his original fan films such as Cyberpunk 2077: Phoenix Program and Darth Maul: ...

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Welcome to AFD News for 9/3/21!

We discuss the newest Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer, the recent Matrix 4 Resurrection first look from CinemaCon, and the latest photos released from Netflix's live action Cowboy Bebop.

We also breakdown the bus fight scene from Marvel's latest film Shang Chi: Legend of the Ten Rings. You can see the scene here.

Other news includes the tragic events in Afghanistan and what it means for Afgha...

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Introducing: CC Ice. CC is a professional stunt woman known for doubling Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch and Scarlet Johansson’s Black Widow throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She is the owner of Space Cat Stunts Inc, Apex Entertainment Studios, and The Chamber Gym. In this episode, we discuss CC’s love for Aliens’ Ripley and T2’s (Terminator 2) Sarah Connor, how being a dancer helps stunt performers work with fight partners...
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Welcome to AFD News! Today's news includes the unfortunate passing of action film legend Brad Allan, Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network finds a new home, casting announcements for Witcher prequel series, live action My Hero Academia film finds its director, Alan Taylor talks losing interest in film after fan backlash over Thor 2 and Terminator Genisys, casting updates for Brad Pitt’s Bullet Train, Ryan Reynolds and potentially E...
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Introducing: Tim R McAdams. Tim is a business consultant, enrichment speaker, and professional action stuntman. When he isn’t behind a podium, he’s on-set for productions such as Black Panther, Avengers Infinity War, Avengers Endgame, and Fast & Furious 7 as well as TV shows such as The Wire, The Walking Dead, Oz, Atlanta, and Black Lightning. In this episode, we go in depth on his experience losing 25 lbs in 3 weeks, getting b...
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Welcome to AFD News, the new series from Action Filmmaking Decoded. Today's news includes casting announcements for John Wick 4, a trailer for Marvel's Shang Chi, the new action series 'Take Out' from Randall Park  and Lana Condor, early Suicide Squad release performance, Snake Eyes shaky cam, Ghost Busters trailer, Paper Tigers doing great on iTunes, and a new video from Ameridote's Master Ken. We also do an in...
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Hello! Quick announcement from Mike and Darren about the show moving forward... We'll be releasing episodes every Friday, alternating between our signature filmmaker interviews and news / breakdown episodes. We also have a Patreon! If you enjoy the work we do and want to support us, you can contribute to the show! Donating as little as $1 per month will get you an exclusive video-breakdown of an action scene each month! It'...
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Introducing: Tim R McAdams. Tim is a business consultant, enrichment speaker, and professional action stuntman. When he isn’t behind a podium, he’s on-set for productions such as Black Panther, Avengers Infinity War, Avengers Endgame, and Fast & Furious 7 as well as TV shows such as The Wire, The Walking Dead, Oz, Atlanta, and Black Lightning. In this episode, we discuss how Tim grew from theater kid to sales associate to speak...
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Enter: Manuel Crosby, co-director and co-writer behind the new action comedy ‘First Date’ that premiered at Sundance Film Festival this year. The film description reads: “Conned into buying a shady '65 Chrysler, shy teen Mike's eagerly anticipated first date with the girl next door, Kelsey, implodes as he finds himself targeted by criminals, cops and a crazy cat lady. A night fueled by desire, bullets and burning rubber mak...
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Introducing: Bao Tran and Ken Quitugua, two badass action movie masters. For their new feature length film The Paper Tigers, Bao directs and Ken action direct a Kung Fu action-comedy about three aging martial artists when they’re brought back into the fight game to solve the death of their former master. In this episode, we discuss creatively navigating the constraints of indie filmmaking, the difficulties of crowdfunding films, an...
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