Who doesn't love the classic Hero Walk? The ubiquitous and intensely purposeful walk, usually found in movies performed by an individ...
Who doesn't love the classic Hero Walk? The ubiquitous and intensely purposeful walk, usually found in movies performed by an individual or group after of before achieving some form of "heroic" action.
When I think Hero Walk I get immediately get flashbacks of "Armageddon" when Bruce Willis and his team of unlikely astronauts head out for their epic flight to save the world. Wesley Snipes in the "Blade" series does quite a few, and of course we see some awesome examples of hero walks in "The Fast and the Furious" franchise.
Hero Walks don't even have to be serious to be effective, the common usage in action movies depicting kick-ass heroes has primed audiences so much to the epicness of the technique that it is often used quite tongue-in-cheek in comedy films to poke fun at characters who are quite often the polar opposite of intense or heroic.
Needless to say I'm a huge fan of the Hero Walk and if we've ever goofed around on a production and had the time to do one .... I'm not ashamed to say I'll take that opportunity.
|The One With The Hero Walk
When the director says you can do it, just say YES PLEASE
The clip above is from our time on the set of the indie short film "Cored" ( +Salvatore Finocchiaro 2016) we bugged our director for a Hero Walk between takes and he graciously said "yes" much to the delight of fellow actor +Brad Stott who for some obscure reason carries oversized Nerf guns in his boot.
Good fun and extra material for the outtakes reel can't be bad.