How-to Advice for Indie Filmmakers: Practical Effects for Film Action

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Helpful tips for low-budget action stunts.

As we all know, the execution of an action stunt or effect can either make or break a film, which is why it's so crucial to pull out all the stops in order to make it look great and real.

No film school has shared a great piece containing a plethora of tips and guides on how to successfully pull off low-budget action by using practical effects. This fun piece covers everything from gunshot blasts, to moving vehicle illusions, to making fake glass (which is meant to be broken). The article is actually from last October, but of course all these techniques still apply; it's a good reference to keep on deck for when you dive into your next exhilarating project.