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Welcome to the Stunt Education Blog! Below are the highest viewed blogs of 2019.  Do check back weekly for Educational Content and train your brain! Our content will focus on Stunt & Action Film Making! We will be bringing you insights from STUNT MASTERS & EMMY AWARD WINNERS.

SHOW REEL EDITING and SUBMISSION TIPS - PART 1

blog reels submission tips Aug 07, 2019

Many stunt performers, be it new or established, still make many errors, when they present their reel to coordinators, action directors or producers.  Reel 'Elevator Pitches', can cast you in a good light, or a bad light.  Below are a few tips in this quick, 2 Part Reel Submission Series brought to you by Stunt Education, from the experience of Award Winning Stunt Coordinator, Andy Armstrong. (click here to view resume)

WHAT NOT TO DO:

  • DO NOT MAKE YOUR REEL TOO LONG!
    • With the hundreds, if not THOUSANDS of reels people submit for every show, no stunt coordinator, nor any member of the casting personnel, has the time to watch EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM, let alone, watch every single reel in FULL! To think that they will, is naïve. Do the math, do not delude yourself and be cognizant (aware) of the casting personnel's time!

Now, if you are up for a job, one that few are up for, still keep this in mind and submit a shorter reel. However, you may also accompany it with...

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GENERAL DO'S & TABOO'S

blog Jul 23, 2019
 

Stunt Performer / General Information 

Common sense, but many still forget.

Many GREAT performers still fail on very basic conduct, all the time! One would think such things would be obvious, but they are not.  There are many big, and little things that are vitally important, especially if you are a New Performer trying to navigate a new career. But, we have all seen many, respected, TOP STUNT PROS still make these same mistakes?  Its mind boggling. 

These ‘Rules of Life’ as a performer and the obligations you have, should be branded in your mind as to help you lead a better, more High-Performance Life & Career!

FIRST, BE EARLY:

  • If you’re on time, you’re ALREADY LATE. We’ve all seen great performers show up to set ‘right on time.’ However, in our Stunt Action Film making World, rule of thumb is: they’re already late.  Now, you can technically say you ‘were NOT late.’  But it is what it...
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