life lessons

How Jackie Chan wins

Tony Zhou’ video is genius, as are the nine principles of action comedy he’s identified:

  1. Start with a DISADVANTAGE
  2. Use the ENVIRONMENT
  3. Be CLEAR in your shots
  4. Action & Reaction in the SAME frame
  5. Do as many TAKES as necessary
  6. Let the audience feel the RHYTHM
  7. In editing, TWO good hits = ONE great hit
  8. PAIN is humanizing
  9. Earn your FINISH

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