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Working with Stunt Coordinators
« on: Sep 25, 2007, 07:23 pm »
Hi all,

In my current gig, my responsibilities will largely relate to handling logistical stuff - from gear to scheduling to everything else - with the stunt department. Any pointers on working with stunts? Special language that wouldn't come up in your average stage combat rehearsal session? War stories? I'm still very early in the game, but would love to hear from SMN members.

FWIW, this is for a TV show (more info on that later :) ) and is not technically live theater, although we are planning to have a live studio audience.



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Re: Working with Stunt Coordinators
« Reply #1 on: Sep 25, 2007, 09:48 pm »
Hi, Meg!

That sounds like fun!  Of course, there's going to be a lot of equipment vocab and I'm sure that the stunt folks have a verbal shorthand.  One of the biggest things I remember is learning patience.  I don't know what kind of stunts you'll be doing, exactly, but as soon as many of then end everything needs to freeze until the stunt coordinator and/or paramedic make sure the talent is okay.  Sometimes they'd move in so quickly that I'd feel sure something must have gone wrong, but they were just being efficient.  I can't wait to hear more about what you'll be doing!