Kung Fu Proof of Concept For Keanu Reeves' MAN OF TAI CHI

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Kung Fu Proof of Concept For Keanu Reeves' MAN OF TAI CHI
When directing an effective fight scene for a martial arts film, knowing how the action actors or stuntmen perform infront of the camera is only half the battle.  The placement of the camera while the fight scene is being carry out is just as important for the purpose of presenting a clear and compelling cinematic view of the action on the big screen.  Keanu Reeves knows this all to well when making his directorial debut in Man of Tai Chi.  To capture the Kung Fu combat on film, he will incorporated Bot & Dolly's Iris, the world's most advanced Robotic motion control camera system.  A proof-of-concept video demonstrate this technology in action as the automaton camera pans all-around a test fight with amazing agility and precision.

The film is currently shooting in Hong Kong.  You'll find the one-minute POC video embedded below.
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Keanu ReevesMichael G. CooneyTiger Hu ChenKaren MokHai YuActionDrama

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Todd BrownJune 22, 2012 9:26 AM

Damn! That looks really good!

Joe YoungJune 22, 2012 10:48 AM

Cool footage, Mr Young....I wonder if Reeves is going get the same respect Affleck get nowadays...?

Looking forward to his directorial debut.

ChiJune 22, 2012 12:53 PM

Very cool! People have always underestimated Keanu Reeves's talent and intelligence... if you look back at his career, he's always been a little prescient in his choices and themes. This film looks like it's gonna be really fun, I'm looking forward to it, also.

hiroaki.jJune 22, 2012 1:18 PM

I'd like to buy Reeves a beer right now, that shit looks like it could be amazing looking.

Obviously his talent as a director in respect to working with actors and managing crew, so forth isn't really demonstrated by that PoC, but it shows some ambition in terms of giving people something they don't really get to see.

ProJune 22, 2012 2:46 PM

There are hundreds of movies out there, of few of which can grab my attention, some of which i take the time to follow, and even fewer from those that I allow myself to get excited about. This film just became one of those. Seeing the camera and hearing him explain what he's "going" for or "trying to do" sold me. Hope it works out.

JeromeJune 22, 2012 3:22 PM

Sick technology! Want to see more. Can't wait for the Battle of Atlanta on UNATION this weekend!!!