This is an interview with New York Magazine’s culture site, Vulture.com on Fact Checking Hollywood Sword Fights. It was such a blast!
I am honored to have been interviewed for this feature article in Dance Magazine on December 13th, 2017! Read on about the “5 Things You Should Do To Make Stage Combat Look Real.”
Director for the AHF’s Grand Assault of Arms
Fight Director for Prospect Park by APT Theatre at the Alchemical Theater.
Whether on stage or in front of the camera, performing combat is a vital skill for an actor. This is why New York Combat for Screen & Stage invites you to hit the ground running with our Combat Performance Boot Camp!
New Participants will learn fundamental unarmed skills including such things as:
- Hair Pulls
- Ultimately these skills will be applied in a choreographed fight
Participants who have trained with Jared Kirby and NYCSS will be working on a film focused application of learned skills while also adding in kicks and advanced application of fundamental skills:
- Film focused
- Camera awareness drill
- More complex choreography
This Boot Camp will be with NYCSS instructor Tony Mita and will focus on unarmed combat for screen & stage as well as the performance skills necessary to bring character and life into your fights.
This six week intensive will run Tuesday nights From November 6th to December 11th from 6-9pm in NYC.
Deadline: Participants must be registered by November 1st.
Classes will be at The Artists Collaborative at 35 W. 38th St. NYC
Fight Choreography for CONSTELLATIONS by Nick Payne
Directed by Mark Shanahan for Hudson Stage Company. For tickets click here.
NY Comic Con Panel presentation
Fights, Camera, Action!: A Behind the Scenes look at Stunt Performance and Fight Choreography
The team will lead a discussion featuring stunt performers and on screen combat choreographers who create the action in NYCC’s most anticipated films and TV series, including Cobra Kai. The discussion will center around what it takes to be in stunts and combat, what training and backgrounds are necessary, how stunts and combat are created and executed, and more.
- Speakers: Jahnel Curfman and Hiro Koda of Cobra Kai and Chris Brewster and Jared Kirby, Fight Coordinator
- Moderator: Bryan Abrams of The MPAA’s The Credits online magazine
At 5:30pm on the 3rd floor at Shop Studios – 528 West 39th Street (between 10th & 11th Aves)
Blood Effects can help evoke a visceral reaction in the audience. In this seminar we will cover:
-How to make blood packs for broad spatter or directional hits.
-How to “pop” them correctly (on the body & in the mouth).
-Palming packs and Proximity packs
-Various types of blood effects (liquid, powder & thick blood)
-Learn how to make home made blood: for clothing, washable, edible, to simulate brain matter and more
-Rigging blood for arterial sprays.
-Squibs for Gun shot wounds.
Come with a change of clothes (or two) and an old towel. We will use water for much of the seminar but at the end you will use some blood to pack up and Get Bloody!
I will be teaching an Fighting for Film seminar for The Studio @NY Comic Con on Oct 4th, 2018 at 6pm for only $20!
From their site: The Studio @ NYCC brings you inside the worlds of entertainment and storytelling by connecting you with top tier talent and creators through a series of masterclasses, workshops and exclusive conversations. Hear industry luminaries discuss their craft in an intimate setting sure to spark your creativity and inspire conversation. The Studio @ NYCC is your place to explore storytelling in all its forms including art, books, film & TV, music, tech and more.
Please note: A ticket to New York Comic Con is not required in order to attend The Studio @ NYCC events.
Teaching a Longsword seminar for Keystone college
Doing a presentation for Keystone College in PA