Date(s) - June 25
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
DATES: June 25-27th | AGES: Ages 8-12: 9am-1pm | Teens: 2-6pm | INVESTMENT: Early Bird: $249, Regular: $299
Let’s talk STUNTS! When watching your favorite movie or tv show, do you ever stop and wonder what it means to be a stunt performer? What does it take to be an action actor? In this three day stunt action intensive, you will begin to learn the basic techniques of fighting on film, and most importantly, how to keep yourself safe while performing your own action! The intensive will conclude with what it takes to actually perform in a stunt sequence. Techniques include how to properly fall down, throw a punch, and more when the cameras are rolling.
Day 1: Learning How To Fight
• Different ways to fall (back fall, sit fall, side fall, front fall)
• Fight Techniques (pushing, slaps, punches, hair pulls, kicks)
• Camera angles
Day 2: Choreographing The Scene
• Review falls
• Reaction work
• Choreograph a fight scene
Day 3: “On The Day” Filming A Stunt Sequence:
• Review content from the first few days – falls, rolls, reactions!
• Fight rehearsal
• Live film stunt sequence
During the last two hours on Day 3, we will invite family to observe the live filming process. Q&A to follow filming, pending time constraints.
(*All techniques listed are examples of techniques that may be taught. More or less specific techniques may be taught due to time and safety, at the instructor’s discretion.)
INSTRUCTOR: SAMANTHA J MCDONALD
Samantha is a Atlanta local SAG-AFTRA stunt woman. You can catch Samantha on shows such as The Walking Dead, NBC’s Good Girls, and Miracle Workers. Check out her IMDB page for more! Sam is also a certified teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors. For over 10 years, Samantha has been studying, performing, choreographing, and teaching the art of sword fighting and staged combat all around the US in different capacities.
INSTRUCTOR: JESSICA ERIN BENNETT
Jessica is a bicoastal SAG-AFTRA stunt woman, filmmaker and Advanced EMT. Some of her recent work includes stunts on NBC’s Good Girls, co-writer and actress on Home Away and casting associate for Corbin Nash. Jessica has a strong passion for teaching, especially when it comes to stunts and theatrical fighting! For more please visit www.jessicaerinbennett.com.