Action Conventions & Techniques

Check out these videos to find out more about the storytelling conventions and filmmaking techniques directors use to craft exciting action.
The Problem With DC Action Scenes
By Nerdwriter1
Indiana Jones | the Fundamentals of Action
By Films&Stuff
Saving Private Ryan: How Spielberg Constructs A Battle Scene
By Nerdwriter1
How Rian Johnson Created a Breathtaking Explosion in The Last Jedi
By Thomas Flight
HOW TO MAKE A GREAT CAR CHASE | Breaking down the editing of BABY DRIVER
By Zach Ramelan
Helm's Deep: How To Film An Epic Battle
By Nerdwriter1
James Cameron: The Very Best At What He Does | Blue Flame Special Episode 4
By Patrick (H) Willems
Movie Violence Done Right
By Nerdwriter1
Seven Samurai - Drama Through Action
By Channel Criswell
The Art of the Action Scene
By Nicholas Dobbie
The Missed Opportunities of the Battle of the Five Armies
By Films&Stuff
Video Essay: The T-Rex Attack in “Jurassic Park” (1993)
By Jonathan Foster
Why Action Movies Are Spectacular... And Boring
By This Guy Edits
Editing Mission: Impossible, Kingsman, Kick-Ass | Talking Action with Eddie Hamilton
By Rossatron
Hard Boiled - Break Down: Action Film Analysis
By Rossatron
Staff Pick
In the Cut, Part II: A Dash of Salt
By Jim Emerson
Action Masterclass: The Terminator - Action as Storytelling
By Rossatron
Bringing Back What's Stolen: The Avenging Feminine
By Innuendo Studios
CAPTAIN AMERICA | How the Russo's do Action
By MUST SEE FILMS
Why Do Action Scenes Suck?
By Corridor Crew
3 Low Budget Edit Tips for Action Movies
By Vashi Nedomansky
Action Masterclass: Mad Max: Fury Road - The Rhythm of Chaos
By Rossatron
Apocalypse Now – Editing Chaos
By Rossatron
Black Panther, and the Action of the MCU
By Rossatron
Blade Runner 2049 | Action Masterclass
By Rossatron
Captain America: Civil War - Break Down: Action Film Analysis
By Rossatron
Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Break Down: Action Film Analysis
By Rossatron
Creative Hooks: How Spielberg Does Action
By Make Stuff
Editing an Action Scene
By Film Riot
Filmmaking: How to Direct Action
By Film Riot
Filmmaking: How to Direct Action
By Film Riot
Guiding the Audience: The Lone Ranger - Action Masterclass
By Rossatron
Heat - Action Masterclass
By Rossatron
How to Make a Perfect Action Scene | Blue Flame Special Episode 1
By Patrick (H) Willems
How to Ruin an Action Scene | Blue Flame Special Episode 2
By Patrick (H) Willems
Infinity War's Key to Action
By Films&Stuff
John Wick - Break Down: Action Film Analysis
By Rossatron
John Wick: Chapter 2 — The Art of Crafting Action
By A Matter of Film
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Believing In Action
By Rossatron
Marvel's Homegrown Action Story Structure | Video Essay
By Full Fat Videos
Mission: Impossible | Orchestrating a Setpiece
By Films&Stuff
Predator: Why Is It So Good?
By Rossatron
Raiders of the Lost Ark – Cutting in Camera
By Vashi Nedomansky
SCREENTAKES: Visuals & Action - The Road Warrior
By Screentakes
Sherlock Holmes — How To Do Visual Action
By Filmento
Speed: Historic on the Fury Road
By A Matter of Film
Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Action as Storytelling
By Rossatron
"That Was Badass" - Playing with Action Film Conventions
By Rossatron
The Raid - Directing Perfect Action
By Rossatron
The Rundown (Welcome to the Jungle) - Break Down: Action Film Analysis
By Rossatron
The Terminator: Scene Analysis Night Club Shoot Out
By Collative Learning
V For Vendetta - Doing Action Right
By Jack's Movie Reviews
What Makes John Wick So Good?
By Full Fat Videos
Shot By Shot | T2
By Antonios Papantoniou
Masculinity in 80's Action Films
By 24 Frames of Theory
The Beautiful Action of John Wick
By David Chen
Why The Hobbit Sucks Part Two: Tensionless Action
By Just Write