Movie Stunt Shot

Last week we did our final pick-up shot needed to complete the photography on "Killing Down". It was a stunt shot where the main character (Steven Down) dives through a window. The actor playing Steven is Matthew Tompkins. He's a very athletic person, which was a good thing, because we had him do his own stunt!

Everything went very smoothly once we got our hands on some breakaway sugar glass to put in the fake window. Being in Dallas, there is not a lot of that around. We tried (unsuccessfully) to mix and pour some of our own - but ended up calling Jack Bennett to save the day. He was an effects guy for 35 years in Texas (he's retired now), but luckily he still had some old glass in his warehouse that he was willing to sell.

Here's a shot of the window on the soundstage:











It was a "one take" shot since we really only had enough glass to construct one window and we could only afford to have one camera rolling. But, things turned out well. I'll provide a link to the behind-the-scenes video we shot during the stunt - and I'll also have the actual shot from the movie available to see in the near future.

-Blake


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Who Am I?

I'm a filmmaker who's produced & directed five feature films including the comedy SPILT MILK (available on iTunes), the new horror/thriller PHOBIA (on iTunes) and the action/thiller KILLING DOWN (which you can buy or rent at pretty much all the usual places).

I also created the Streamy and Webby award-winning web series PINK, which to date has been viewed online around 10 MILLION times at places like YouTube, Hulu, Koldcast and TheWB.com. And speaking of TheWB.com, I also produced and directed an online thriller for them called EXPOSED. It was released summer 2010. And most recently I created a new online sci-fi series called CONTINUUM, which is part of the online indie TV network JTS.tv - Just The Story and NOW available via VOD through indie platform Distrify.

Oh, and I don't shoot weddings. Thanks for asking though.

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