I picked up this killer video by Ross Ching on Twitter, This is one great short, shot with HDSLR’s. He also does a great job of breaking down pre-production as well as providing a ton of production stills on his website. The stunts and VFX are very well done. Here is a rip from his site.
“I liked the idea of this short story called “The Most Dangerous Game” so I adapted it back when I was in film school, but when I made it back then I didn’t have many people to help me make it so it didn’t turn out too great. After being in the industry and living in LA for a few years now, I got a chance to make new friends and really take advantage of their professional talents. The producers of the piece, George Wang and Don Le were in talks with Harry Shum Jr. to collaborate on something when I met them. They brought me on the project, and were initially going to do a different idea involving dancing, however, the more we developed the idea, it proved to be not very feasible. That’s when we decided to do this “3 Minutes” idea.
When I initially wrote out the concept and showed it to Don he said, “This would be perfect for Harry Shum.” I replied, “Yeah, right. There’s no way he’d be interested in working on our stupid no budget piece.” Then Don introduced me to George who took the idea to Harry and his manager. Needless to say they were actually interested! Harry was awesome in his willingness to make this thing a success. He even called up tWitch to see if he’d be interested. He jumped at the opportunity.“