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Action Filmmaking Decoded- The Story of Action Films

Summary: 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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 Eric Linden: Punisher, Daredevil, Stuntmen React, & Setting Kanye West on Fire | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4305

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 React series! In this episode, we discuss Eric’s love for (and qualms with) the Star Wars franchise, his (successful) plan to get Scott Adkins onto Corridor Digital, and that time he set Kanye West on fire for Donda’s listening party. We also breakdown the Punisher vs Daredevil rooftop fight scene, the pipe ramps and catch cars and crazy filming pace of Video Game High School, and his role on the set of Cast Falls as a stunt double and action camera operator! Join us as we chat with the "stunt commander": Eric Linden. - Edited by Luigi Hernandez If you enjoyed this episode, you can support us at Patreon.com/actionfilmmaking. Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or the podcast app of your choice. Find us at actiondecoded.com, on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok at @actionfilmmakingpodcast, or on Twitter @ActionDecoded Until next time, thanks for listening.

 Vanessa Campos: Never Back Down Revolt & Becoming an MMA Media Star | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2079

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 as Strike Blast Gym (home to the Notorious Conor Mcgregor!) We also dive into her time training and on set for Never Back Down Revolt. She details what she learned about performing, her experience working with Bisping, and advice for new talent breaking onto the scene. Join us as we chat with Vanessa Campos: The “Asian Megan Olivi.” - Edited by Luigi Hernandez If you enjoyed this episode, you can support us at Patreon.com/actionfilmmaking. Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or the podcast app of your choice. Find us at actiondecoded.com, on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok at @actionfilmmakingpodcast, or on Twitter @ActionDecoded Until next time, thanks for listening.

 Halloween Action Movie Breakdowns feat. Jerry Horror! - Blade, Aliens, Freddy v Jason | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 5283

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 horror-centric predecessor. Finally, we get into the divisive Freddy v Jason which was salvaged from development hell just like how Freddy brought Jason back from literal hell! We also talk pure action films... shaky cam, martial arts choreography, and film history all get talked about because our guest really wants y’all to learn something! Join us as we talk action horror alongside Jerry Horror: Host of The Offering Podcast! - Edited by Luigi Hernandez If you enjoyed this episode, you can support us at Patreon.com/actionfilmmaking. Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or the podcast app of your choice. Find us at actiondecoded.com, on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok at @actionfilmmakingpodcast, or on Twitter @ActionDecoded Until next time, thanks for listening.

 Justin Eaton Pt 2: Falcon and the Winter Soldier Fight Breakdowns, Stair Flips as Scott Glenn for Daredevil, Bolting Dr Strange’s Cape | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2805

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 porch. Justin also talks about his time doubling Dr Strange for reshoots, what it’s like donning the Dr Strange cape, and doing motion capture for Deadpool as well as an NFL robot! *SPOILER ALERT* We also break down fights from Falcon and the Winter Soldier, specifically episode 4’s fight where Falcon, Winter Soldier, and Cap take on the Flag Smashers. We also breakdown episode 5’s fight where Captain America John Walker fights Falcon and Winter Soldier, something the action team dubbed “Civil War 2.0.” In Part I, we discussed Justin’s work on American Horror Story, Bunraku, and more. Check it out if you haven’t already! Join us as we chat with Justin Eaton: The Wicked Lion of Stunts. - Edited by Luigi Hernandez If you enjoyed this episode, you can support us at Patreon.com/actionfilmmaking. Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or the podcast app of your choice. Find us at actiondecoded.com, on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok at @actionfilmmakingpodcast, or on Twitter @ActionDecoded Until next time, thanks for listening.

 AFD News: Scott Adkin's One Shot Film, Animated Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Sanak, & Squid Game Riot Breakdown | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2566

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 Hanna Season 3, new Korean action series My Name, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, and Blade Runner: Black Lotus as well as recap reviews for Harder They Fall, Ghostbusters, No Time To Die, What If Finale, and Venom 2. We also break down the riot fight scene from Squid Game. - Edited by Luigi Hernandez If you enjoyed this episode, you can support us at Patreon.com/actionfilmmaking Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or the podcast app of your choice Find us at actiondecoded.com, on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok at @actionfilmmakingpodcast, or on Twitter @ActionDecoded Until next time, thanks for listening

 Justin Eaton Pt 1: Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s John Walker Double (Emmy Nominated), American Horror Story’s Bloody Face, Dr Strange Stunt Double | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4191

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 stunt crash course for Bunraku. We also dive into his work relationship with Dave Macomber, having tattoos as a stunt performer, and that time he stretched his shoulder muscles til they "plucked" like the violin bow strings. We also breakdown Banshee’s pit fight as well as the action short Identity Crisis which was filmed over two weekends with the Banshee action team! In Part II, we’ll be going in depth about Daredevil, Deadpool, and Doctor Strange. We’ll also be breaking down action sequences from Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Join us as we chat with Justin Eaton: The Wicked Lion of Stunts. - Edited by Luigi Hernandez If you enjoyed this episode, you can support us at Patreon.com/actionfilmmaking Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or the podcast app of your choice Find us at actiondecoded.com, on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok @actionfilmmakingpodcast or on Twitter @ActionDecoded Until next time, thanks for listening

 AFD News: Trailers for Matrix 4, Cobra Kai, Hawkeye, and more! + Matrix Shootout Breakdown | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2322

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 include Matrix Resurrections, Hawkeye, Cobra Kai, Cowboy Bebop, Extraction 2, Army of Thieves, and Minnal Murali. We also break down the seminal lobby shootout from 1999’s Wachowski classic “The Matrix.” - Edited by Luigi Hernandez If you enjoyed this episode, you can support us at Patreon.com/actionfilmmaking. Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or the podcast app of your choice. Find us at actiondecoded.com or on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok at @actionfilmmakingpodcast Until next time, thanks for listening.

 Andy Cheng Pt 2: Shang Chi Arena Fight, Making Rush Hour 1 and 2, & Dwayne Johnson Action Scenes | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4486

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 Underground. In Part II, we’ll be breaking down other Jackie Chan works like Who Am I and Rush Hour 1 & 2, Andy Cheng’s works featuring Dwayne Johnson including The Getaway and Scorpion King, as well as his work on Michael Bay’s 6 Underground. We also cover Andy’s amazing fights on AMC’s Into the Badlands and, of course, dive into Shang Chi. Join us as we chat with Andy Cheng: Taekwondo Champion, Stunt Golf Champion, Action Filmmaking Champion - Edited by Luigi Hernandez If you enjoyed this episode, you can support us at Patreon.com/actionfilmmaking. Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or the podcast app of your choice. Find us at actiondecoded.com or on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok at @actionfilmmakingpodcast Until next time, thanks for listening.

 Andy Cheng Pt 1: Shang Chi Fight Coordinator, Jackie Chan Horse Fights, & The Beauty of Hong Kong Filmmaking | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4547

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 Underground. In this episode, Andy regails us with his exploits as a Tae Kwon Do athlete and Bronze medalist. He’s been knocked out, knocked out others, and even had to fight his own teammate on TV! He also details his younger years imitating Jackie Chan stunts with his friends, including one near-death experience involving a loose pipe on the top of a building. We talk about the blending of action movie styles for Shang Chi and break down scenes from the Jackie Chan film Mr. Nice Guy, including the horse carriage scene which resulted in someone “breaking their head.” We look at the construction site scene too, a scene that had the team filming absolutely nothing for two straight days as Jackie sat and thought about the sequence. Andy also tells us about living with Jackie and throwing a Tomahawk at Jackie’s head! In Part II, we’ll be breaking down other Jackie Chan works like Who Am I and Rush Hour 1 & 2, Andy Cheng’s works featuring Dwayne Johnson including The Getaway and Scorpion King, as well as his work on Michael Bay’s 6 Underground. We also cover Andy’s amazing fights on AMC’s Into the Badlands and, of course, dive into Shang Chi. Join us as we chat with Andy Cheng: Taekwondo Champion, Stunt Golf Champion, Action Filmmaking Champion - Edited by Luigi Hernandez If you enjoyed this episode, you can support us at Patreon.com/actionfilmmaking. Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or the podcast app of your choice. Find us at actiondecoded.com or on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok at @actionfilmmakingpodcast Until next time, thanks for listening.

 Vi-Dan Tran & Joseph Le Pt 2: Shang Chi Bus Scene Changes, PlayStation Controlled Cameras, & Action Orgasms | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3079

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: Apprentice. Joseph Le is also know for fan films such as Mulan: An East Side Story and Afro Samurai Champloo as well as many action comedy videos with Martial Club. In this episode, we break down the action of Shang Chi. We detail some of the biggest changes that took place in the bus sequence, a process dictated by character and story. Vi-Dan also talks about the crazy measures taken to get the correct camera angles in the confined bus space... PlayStation controllers were used and metal was cut through! As always, the Five Second Fight Club challenges our guests to predict fight winners. This episode's matchups include Mugen (Samurai Champloo) vs Spike (Cowboy Bebop), Gangster Mulan vs John Wick, and a three-way battle between the live-action Spider-Men! We also discuss Spider-Man. Vi-Dan loves Spider-Man... a lot.  Join us as we chat with Joseph Le & Vi-Dan Tran: indie action darlings & MCU action masters. - Edited by Luigi Hernandez If you enjoyed this episode, you can support us at Patreon.com/actionfilmmaking. Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or the podcast app of your choice. Find us at actiondecoded.com or on Instagram and Facebook at @actionfilmmakingpodcast Until next time, thanks for listening.

 Vi-Dan Tran & Joseph Le Pt 1: Shang Chi Action Designers, Jackie Chan Stunt Team, & Making an Action Musical | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4207

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: Apprentice. Joseph Le is also know for fan films such as Mulan: An East Side Story and Afro Samurai Champloo as well as many action comedy videos with Martial Club. In this episode, we talk about getting involved with Shang Chi, working with Brad Allan, and putting your emotions aside in order to rapidly iterate. Then, we take deep dives into some of our guests’ biggest fan films. Mulan: An East Side Story is an action-musical mashup combining Mulan and West Side Story. Joseph tells us about the short’s music and cocaine kicks. Vi-Dan tells us all about his 40+ minute sci fi action fan film Cyberpunk 2077: Phoenix Program. He tells us about the Keanu Reeves inspiration and how he built out a whole world starting from a single video game trailer. Stay tuned for Part II releasing this Wednesday, in which we break down the action of Shang Chi, discuss Spider-Man a whole bunch, and bring our guests through the Five Second Fight Club! Join us as we chat with Joseph Le & Vi-Dan Tran: Shang Chi brothers in arms. - Edited by Luigi Hernandez If you enjoyed this episode, you can support us at Patreon.com/actionfilmmaking. Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or the podcast app of your choice. Find us at actiondecoded.com or on Instagram and Facebook at @actionfilmmakingpodcast Until next time, thanks for listening.

 AFD News: Spider-Man NWH Trailer, Matrix 4 Resurrection First Look, Cowboy Bebop Live Action Photos, Shang Chi Breakdown | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2599

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 Afghan women and filmmakers, the passing of Ed Asner and Sonny Chiba.  Also covered is Cobra Kai's season 5 renewal, Francis Coppola's sci fi epic 'Megalopolis,' 'The Expendables' returns with Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Tony Jaa, Megan Fox, and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Mission Impossible 7 has Tom Cruise doing the "biggest [stunts] in movie history," Netflix announces MANY fall movie releases such as the assassin action film "Kate" and Zack Snyder's "Army of the Dead" prequel called "Army of Thieves." - Edited by Luigi Hernandez If you enjoyed this episode, you can support us at Patreon.com/actionfilmmaking. Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or the podcast app of your choice. Find us at actiondecoded.com or on Instagram and Facebook at @actionfilmmakingpodcast Until next time, thanks for listening.

 CC Ice: Scarlet Witch & Black Widow Stunt Double (Wandavision, Infinity War, Endgame) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3450

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 to sell a story, married life as a stunt industry couple, the influence of CC’s incredibly daring wing-walker pilot family, and how being a magician’s assistant helped her master movie magic. CC also helps us breakdown the final battle of WandaVision, Infinity War’s fight between Scarlet Witch and Proxima Midnight, and her latest work in the Black Widow solo film. She talks about the difference between making a Marvel series and a Marvel feature film, mastering and evolving the movements of Scarlet Witch, blending magic conjuring with hand-to-hand combat, and playing a dangerous game of memory while running along unstable Budapest roofs. Join us as we chat with CC Ice: from magician’s assistant to movie magic to chaos magic superhero. - Edited by Luigi Hernandez If you enjoyed this episode, you can support us at Patreon.com/actionfilmmaking. Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or the podcast app of your choice. Find us at actiondecoded.com or on Instagram and Facebook at @actionfilmmakingpodcast Until next time, thanks for listening.

 AFD News: Brad Allan Passes Away, Captain America 4 Contracts, & Jackie Chan's Gorgeous Breakdown | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1855

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 Extraction’s Chris Hemsworth make their way to Fortnite, Paper Tigers hits #7 on Netflix, Anthony Mackie closes a deal for the next Captain America film, and Hasbro releases an Aliens anniversary Pulse Blaster Nerf gun! In tribute to Brad Allan, we also do an in-depth discussion of the rematch duel from 1999’s Jackie Chan action romcom “Gorgeous.” The two martial arts legends go toe-to-toe in an almost 10-minute long sequence, showing great sportsmanship and even greater kicks. Of course, the whole endeavor is steeped in the classic physical comedy signature to Jackie Chan’s filmography. - Edited by Luigi Hernandez If you enjoyed this episode, you can support us at Patreon.com/actionfilmmaking. Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or the podcast app of your choice. Find us at actiondecoded.com or on Instagram at @actionfilmmakingpodcast Until next time, thanks for listening.

 Tim R McAdams Pt 2: Avengers Infinity War & Endgame, Black Panther, The Wire, & Atlanta | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1518

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 beat up on The Wire, being a part of entertainment history with HBO’s Oz, and going pantsless in front of a busy street for Donald Glover’s Atlanta series. Then, Tim describes his experience working on Marvel film sets, specifically the incredible VFX magic and the legacy of Chadwick Boseman. Check out part 1 if you haven't already! There, we discuss how Tim grew from theater kid to sales associate to speaker - consultant - stuntman. Tim also spoke about his work as a director for the Stunt POC Directory, detailed how Atlanta became the “Hollywood of the South,” and explained exactly what a “ratchet” is. Join us as we chat with Tim R McAdams: Left-handed Leo, Wakandan warrior, and action filmmaker. Edited by Luigi Hernandez If you enjoyed this episode, you can support us at Patreon.com/actionfilmmaking. Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or the podcast app of your choice. Find us at actiondecoded.com or on Instagram at @actionfilmmakingpodcast Until next time, thanks for listening.

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