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Blue8 Intro to Basic Stunt Work

Intro to Basic Stunt Work

Stunt performance is the ultimate form of physical acting. It is the moment when you commit, mind,body,soul into a physical state and share the same fears, exhilarations, triumphs and defeats as your character. In this place the lines of reality blur and for a blink you exist in complete portrayal of the role you have submersed into. Safety is step 1 toward this experience and involves years of extensive training to attain a foundation by which you can build on and progress toward higher level action scenes.

In this video our head stunt coordinator Kyle Weishaar breaks down the basics of action for film and introduces some traditional concepts that will help you gain a firm understanding of the fundamentals.

Today’s video will cover:

  1. The Golden Thread
  2. Action and Reactions
  3. Safety Tips

This course of instruction introduces you to beginner level techniques and general knowledge that we would like you to internalize and apply to the vast library of discipline specific tutorials offered by the Blue crew’s Action MTT’s covering parkour, kung fu, tactical work and much more!

To us action and stunts equals cinematic poetry. It is artistry and science combined that demands attention from both sides of your brain to pull it off. We know that these valuable teachings will augment your career as well as your life and are proud to share this knowledge with you. Check out our blog for more Blue8’s tips tricks and suggestions on how to approach stunt work and action acting.

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5 Ways Technology Changed the Demo Reel

5 Ways Technology Has Changed the Demo Reel

A demo reel is an absolute must for actors. In this video, Retta Putignano of Create Your Reel talks about the value of the demo reel for getting you in the door of casting or an agent, and exactly how it should look in today’s market.

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Demo Reel Evolution

Evolution of the Demo Reel

All actors need a demo reel. In this video, Retta Putignano of Create Your Reel talks about the demo reel and its evolution.

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Blue8 Productions

Blue8 is an action-adventure training facility and production company comprised of top stunt performers and athletes in multiple fields including: Parkour, Martial Arts, Yoga, Dance and Military Special-Operations. We encompass these dynamic arts into one practice that prepares our students for anything the entertainment industry can throw at them. Our faculty and company member credits Read the Rest…

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Five ways you are ruining your headshots

Five Ways You are Ruining Your Headshots

Watch this video for tips to improve your headshots, and a few things you may be doing wrong…

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Headshots On-Location

How to Prepare for Your On-Location Headshot Session

On-location headshots are very popular right now – and with good reason! They can look very natural and offer multiple different background options in one session. If your photographer has suggested an on-location shoot, here are five things you can do to prepare to make your photo shoot go as smoothly as possible: Plan, plan, Read the Rest…

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Mastering Dialects

The Secret to Mastering Any Dialect

The Standard/Neutral American Dialect, The Minnesota Dialect, The Southern Dialect, The British Dialect, The Australian Dialect, The New York Dialect, The German Dialect, The Texas Dialect, The British South African Dialect, and The Irish Dialect with Donald The Dialect Coach (www.DonaldTheDialectCoach.com)

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How to Make a Dialect Believable, Part 2

How to Make a Dialect Believable – PART 2

In today’s video, Donald The Dialect Coach teaches you what to focus on when learning a dialect so that it will be believable. He also shows you how to keep your line delivery from being choppy while performing with a dialect. Part 2.

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Making Dialects Believable

How to Make a Dialect Believable – PART 1

In today’s video, Donald The Dialect Coach teaches you what to focus on when learning a dialect so that it will be believable. He also shows you how to keep your line delivery from being choppy while performing with a dialect. Tune in next time for Part 2.

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CYR Preventing Actor Sabotage

Preventing Actor Sabotage

Create Your Reel Offers 5 Easy Steps in Preventing Actor Sabotage in your demo reel.

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