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:
- The Golden Thread
- Action and Reactions
- 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.