Creative Babies

by Jonathan Moxness

Here at Action Playground our creative process is a lovely mix of collaborators. Whenever a group comes together to create something there are certain strengths that each creator brings with them, which we try to highlight as we plan, shoot and edit our videos. You could say it’s a...

Why Movies are Better With Zombies

by Jonathan Moxness

There are a few things that just make life better. The most universally accepted thing is ‘bacon’ but some will say “nudity” or “music” or “hugging it out.” I would argue that one of the things that makes movies better is zombies. How do I love thee? Let me...

Someone Should Make This! – Legend of Drizzt Movie

by Jonathan Moxness

  There are many franchises that Hollywood has adapted for the silver screen, some of which have worked, more of which have not. And for some reason the people that approve such movie adaptations, can’t seem to determine what material will translate the best (Battleship…really? Why don’t you make...

10 Most Memorable Fight Moves

by Jonathan Moxness

This is a list of the 10 most memorable fight moves to be seen onscreen, either in a film or video game (unfortunately no TV shows made it). These aren’t necessarily the coolest moves, as you’ll notice some of the best action/fight stars didn’t even make the list. Rather,...

5 Tips for Making Kick-A$$ Film Fights

by Jonathan Moxness

Wether you’re shooting videos for Youtube or big-budget Hollywood films, these 5 simple techniques will help transform your next onscreen fight into the stuff of legend! (Please note that this advice is to help enhance your combat skills, not create them. Ensure your performers are sufficiently trained, and always...

Someone Should Make This! – METROID the Movie

by Jonathan Moxness

There are many franchises that Hollywood has adapted for the silver screen, some of which have worked, more of which have not. Of the franchises that have not worked, many started as video games; BloodRayne, Street Fighter, Doom, and who can forget Super Mario Bros?…apparently most people. But I...

Think Like a Secret Agent

by Jonathan Moxness

So like every good boy who has watched movies during his lifetime, I’ve taken note of how to be a better undercover secret agent and every now and then I get the opportunity to exercise my mad spy skills.  Before I regale you with the awesome account of ass-kickery,...

Canadians do battle in Europe!

by Jonathan Moxness

Jeff Olynek and I just came back from a two week combat workshop in Estonia where we teamed up with some amazing Europeans and got our “fight” on! The advanced side of the workshop was focused on the acting beats that exist in a fight. We used knife work,...

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