Photography by Zack Stern
ACTION MOVIE EFFECTS
Shoot a fight scene with a blood-spurting knife wound and a head smashing through a window.
The perfect action scene needs combat, gore, and at least one actor going through a window. Here’s how I shot a scene with all these ingredients, from making the special effects to shooting and editing the footage.
We wanted one actor to shove another’s head through a kitchen window. Who wouldn’t? We found a good location that had a single-pane window, 30"×26", which we could swap out for our own fake-glass concoction. We made a harmless shattering window pane by casting sugar glass ...