Hollywood stunts rely on many tricks to make impossible and dangerous looking feats appear real on screen. Combining athleticism with technology, in this video, we check out eight of the go-to ways of creating unbelievable action within the frame.
Among the movies referenced are ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’, ‘Baby Driver’, and ‘Elf’, which used a ‘Texas switch’ to allow an actor and their stunt double to switch places on screen without having to cut.
Then there’s ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Men in Black: International’, which used wire rigs known as ratchet pulls to make it seem like characters were being hit by a serious blow.
Meanwhile, a tuning fork made Maleficent and Captain Marvel look like they’re flying, and a tarp known as a ‘magic carpet’ that gave characters in ‘Underworld’ superspeed…
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