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Chase scenes give you the best bang for your buck, especially on a low budget. Veteran director Gil Bettman shares outstanding techniques on how to direct an effective chase scene from story drivers and performance, to choreography and cinematography.


  • 21:39 video on how to shoot an effective chase scene
  • Q&A with Jason Tomaric
  • Illustrated supporting content


  • What makes an effective chase scene
  • Top mistakes made by directors when directing action
  • How to use the lens to accentuate the action on screen
  • Story drivers to improve the sequence
"Very straightforward and easy to follow. I also really appreciate the combination of technical and aesthetics, which is how I base my class. I would find this to be a very good reference to provide to students."
   - William Donaruma,
      University of Notre Dame