How to be an Action Film Stuntman

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What’s it all about?

Have you ever watched action films and wondered if the performers get hurt? Or if they wear pads? Or if they are just reckless and crazy people with a death wish?

In this class we will be lifting the curtain, giving you an insight into the ideas and challenges of working in films with stunts. We will go through the process from ideas, scripting and planning through to how it looks on the big screen!

What will we cover?

We will start off talking about the process of filming a stunt from conceptualisation to screen and how CGI can be used to help action films, without taking away the jobs of performers.

We will also be physically going through and rehearsing our own (non-contact) fight scene to get you to fully experience and see the anatomy of how a fight is brought to life (bruise free!).

Learning the truth about how action films are made will surely transform your viewing pleasure in future as you develop an awareness of the skill and effort that goes into the filming process.

Who will be teaching?

Ex-stunt performer, Brett Solomano, has spent nearly ten years working with danger, fear and adrenaline, teaching and learning from sports men and athletes, the very best tools and techniques for learning fast, overcoming your fears and remaining cool under pressure. When Brett isn’t driving trucks or abseiling off buildings he likes to work with at risk and disadvantaged youth helping them understand their body and mind in fun and deceptively simple ways.