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    Thumbs up Martial arts stunts!!!

    Hey KFM Board!!

    I'm new to the forum.

    My name is Shawn Bernal. I am an actor/stuntman/martial artist from a Chicago indie stunt team called Lazy Brown Productions.

    Check out some of our videos.


    Flower Thieves (Kung Fu Comedy)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5g6gGXUQuk

    Ruthless (John Woo style short)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPUWRMTj4us

    Those Who Go To Hell Promo (Currently in production)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSsFApbIBQY

    Emmanuel Manzanares Demo(Founder of LBP)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvWht49LV68

    My Demo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4F6pQQvRyc

    Keith Gubbins Demo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDN2kDzAf4M

    More videos
    http://www.youtube.com/spidermexican

    Feel free to leave any comments.

    Enjoy!!

    Shawn Bernal
    Lazy Brown Productions

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    hey shawn

    stuff looks great check out some clips from my feature: under the gun:a crime story

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    interesting

    I knew a dude in college who went into some stunt work after graduation. Well, his academics weren't all that good if I remember correctly.

    I'm am in no way an expert in martial arts but I've always considered this line of work a possibility in lieu of working a regular job for now.

    Just wondering; How did you guys get started?

    Cordially yours,
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    “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”--John Quincy Adams

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    Thumbs up Thanks Doug and KS

    Doug,

    Your stuff looks good man. I watched the fight between the Mike and Gerald. They got some good moves. The only thing I recommend is having them put more snap in the movements to sell it more. Once they have that, they are golden. I friended you on youtube. So I look forward to seeing anything new you post. Those Who Go to Hell will be released as episode segments in late February. So I'll be in touch.

    KS,

    You do not have to technically be a good martial artist to be good at martial arts stunts. Sometimes having too much martial arts experience can be a barrier.

    When you execute movie punches or kicks, it has be to exaggerated and extended out wider for the camera to see it.

    When you have someone that is very good martial arts that is used to very tight movements in styles like Wing Chun, it will be difficult to catch the movements on film or video.

    I pretty much got into because I have been studying martial arts since I was a toddler. Just like every other kid, I wanted to be the next Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, etc.

    When I found my group about two years ago, that's pretty much when everything blew up for me.

    I started booking a lot of independent film roles and recently, I just started booking SAG union work.

    I'm still trying to climb that ladder just like many struggling actors.

    So that's my short story for now.

    Keep in touch.

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    hey,

    that was actually a rough cut of the fight, my editor used the wrong takes the fight scene has been recut by myself since then. the scene was from a feature film, thats been done. that fight scene was choreagraphed by myself and manny brown who played gerald in the movie. it was choreagraphed on set in about two hours and then shot.

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    Manny Brown

    HeH

    I remember Manny Brown from the good ol NASKA circuit.

    Back in the day, he was one of the primary trickers.



    LBP has collaborated with Team FS. Have you heard of them??

    This is the project that was worked on in Boston.

    Manny from my group did the stunt coordination for this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rILxvswoLC4
    Last edited by ShawnObi; 12-10-2008 at 02:35 PM.

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    i actually saw this, not bad and excellent twist on the red riding hood story. yeah i met manny about four years ago, i produced a off broadway play about the shaolin temple burning and he just showed up when we were auditioning for girls and he blew us away. me and him have been collaborating ever since, i dont really have a stunt team so im envious of you in that respect,lol. but we do have lots and lots of equipment, hd cams, brevas 35 mm adapter,steady cams, cranes etc. so ha,lol. btw manny is actually performing and fight choreagraphing the broadway show bruce lee: the musical which is coming in 2010.

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    Very cool!

    I heard about that musical, but I have never been to NYC.

    In terms of my team, I am very grateful to have them because they have not helped with my career, they have become some of my best friends.

    I'm getting married and my cousin, who is based in NYC is designing my fiance's dress.

    Maybe when I come down, we can collaborate. =)

    I love working with new people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnObi View Post
    HeH

    I remember Manny Brown from the good ol NASKA circuit.

    Back in the day, he was one of the primary trickers.



    LBP has collaborated with Team FS. Have you heard of them??

    This is the project that was worked on in Boston.

    Manny from my group did the stunt coordination for this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rILxvswoLC4
    Good stuff Shawn. It is a very dark and twisted version of the well-known story. Your clips were impressive as well.

    I'm not flashy when I do martial arts as it is self defense. I understand about the exaggerated movements as performance is the main goal here. It was an idea I was entertaining recently. Struggling is a way of life we must all endure. It's all about the journey brother.

    The dude I used to know, I found out that he is with a Thai stunt team I think called JAIKA. I haven't spoken to him in years but I'm glad he's doing well.

    But Shawn, thank you for the feedback. Yeah man, keep in touch.
    Cordially yours,
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    "Jiu mo gwai gwaai faai dei zau" (妖魔鬼怪快哋走) -- The venerable Uncle Chan

    "A fool with a sword is more dangerous than any weapon..."

    “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”--John Quincy Adams

    "If you have an unconquerable calmness, you can overcome the enemy without force" -Bushi Matsumura

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnObi View Post
    I heard about that musical, but I have never been to NYC.

    In terms of my team, I am very grateful to have them because they have not helped with my career, they have become some of my best friends.

    I'm getting married and my cousin, who is based in NYC is designing my fiance's dress.

    Maybe when I come down, we can collaborate. =)

    I love working with new people.
    yeah man lets do that, i'll call manny and few other peeps i know, lets think of a story. and make it happen

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    Awesome!!

    I'll let you know when I come down. =)

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    Shawn Bernal Vs. Craig Henningsen


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