Stunt Co-ordinator JJ Makaro On New Moon Techniques also spoke with stunt co-ordinator JJ Makaro, whose twenty plus year career has some seriously impressive credits about the differences between Twilight and New Moon stunts:

“In the first movie, the goal was to make it more like a Hong Kong action-type thing. Are you going far away from that?
JM: Yeah, we’re trying to tone the Hong Kong aspect down and go more real. Going to the actors, we spent a lot of time talking to them about what their character would be and what kind of performance. Rather than teaching them how to fight in a particular style, we’re trying to adapt our fights to match their style that they already bring with them.

There aren’t a lot of fights on this show. Mostly it’s been about chasing or jumping and transition of being a human to wolf, and selling the fact that the wolf boys are something that we don’t quite understand yet.

We have wirework, but we’re really trying to not do a lot of it. We don’t want to get into the Hong Kong, floaty stuff that you see all the time, vampires hanging in the air and all of that. It’s a tough call, because wires are wires, and the inherent problem with them is exactly that. They get floaty on you. So we’re having a heck of a time trying to find the balance that gives us enough to make it supernatural without it being over the top.”

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Comment by Brianna on July 17, 2009 at 1:26pm
who fights in new moon? am i forgetting something important here??


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