Action Filmmaking Decoded- The Story of Action Films

This is the Action Filmmaking Podcast, the show dedicated to pure action analysis. Our passion for action films and martial arts has led us here where we do in-depth analyses and breakdowns of choreography and fight sequences as well as interviews with action filmmakers around the world. Join us to know more about the beauty of choreography and the arts of action filmmaking from the industry's best. Catch new episodes weekly! Support this podcast:


episode 10: Vi-Dan Tran & Joseph Le Pt 2: Shang Chi Bus Scene Changes, PlayStation Controlled Cameras, & Action Orgasms

Welcome to Shang Chi Week! We’ll be releasing Shang Chi action team interviews today, Wednesday, and Friday!

Introducing: Joseph Le & Vi-Dan Tran. Both were action designers on Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Vi-Dan is a member of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team. His works include The Foreigner, Bleeding Steel, and Into the Badlands as well as his original fan films such as Cyberpunk 2077: Phoenix Program and Darth Maul: Apprentice. Joseph Le is also know for fan films such as Mulan: An East Side Story and Afro Samurai Champloo as well as many action comedy videos with Martial Club.

In this episode, we break down the action of Shang Chi. We detail some of the biggest changes that took place in the bus sequence, a process dictated by character and story. Vi-Dan also talks about the crazy measures taken to get the correct camera angles in the confined bus space... PlayStation controllers were used and metal was cut through!

As always, the Five Second Fight Club challenges our guests to predict fight winners. This episode's matchups include Mugen (Samurai Champloo) vs Spike (Cowboy Bebop), Gangster Mulan vs John Wick, and a three-way battle between the live-action Spider-Men!

We also discuss Spider-Man. Vi-Dan loves Spider-Man... a lot. 

Join us as we chat with Joseph Le & Vi-Dan Tran: indie action darlings & MCU action masters.


Edited by Luigi Hernandez

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