David Arquette? That’s a first! Seriously, thanks for taking the time to comment!
Some of the smoke used in the film was created with a fog machine, but I enhanced it with a modified (higher resolution) version of the Fog Overlay plugin. The curved electric arc plugin was indeed created for this film.
The swords are stage swords so they act like real swords, but have a dull edge. As I mentioned in another post
, there may have been some advantage in using non-steel replicas, but I like the results here. The scenes were very choreographed, but it’s difficult for an inexperienced swordsman to pull off a convincing fight. For the record, the guy in the brown trench coat was intended to come off as a weaker, less-skilled opponent and prone to running away.
Some of the side stories in the Highlander series focus on new immortals that can’t quite come to grips with the sword fighting life. That’s how I envisioned the character in the brown coat.
As for the pacing of the movie, I make the type of movies that I would like to watch. The story doesn’t need to be deep, but I want it to be cohesive, with a beginning, middle and end. Viewers with slow connections may get impatient for the action, but I feel that action scenes carry more weight when balanced with less intense, story-building scenes.
Regardless, our future films will probably be a lot shorter. At least that’s the plan!
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