Teaching at the Martinez Academy training event in Portugal
Fight Coordinator for The Force Inside an Independent Star Wars fan film
Coordinating Swashbuckling show for the Dances of Vice Neptune Ball at India House.
Rhythm of the Fight
This seminar will focus on choreographing an unarmed fight, working it up to speed and then playing with the rhythm. Much like a song or dance, a great fight must have a good rhythm to it. Watch how we can swap the hero and the villain without even changing the choreography!
Beginners will start with an introduction to screen/stage combat before moving in to a short bit of choreography to apply their new skills.
Experienced participants will work together on a much more complex fight and possibly more than 2 rhythm changes.
WHERE: Battery Dance Company, 380 Broadway (2 blocks south of Canal)
Payments before May 1st:
Payments after May 1st:
A private Film Fighting course for winners of the Spiderman: Homecoming contest.
Promotions were run all over the world for an all expense paid trip to NYC to train with me.
Fight Director for Hudson Stage Company’s production of SWITZERLAND by Joanna Murray-Smith directed by Dan Foster.
I will teaching a Longsword along with a Sword & Shield seminar for Ghostlight Productions.
Fight Coordinator for a short film fight, The Canary Trap.
Fight Director for Sheridan’s The Rivals in Massachusetts.
Classical Open Tournament in West Palm Beach, FL. I will be a Director for this event.
Teaching a Stage & Screen Combat course for the East Stroudsburg University.
Teaching a Stage Combat Master Class for EE Tours.
Director for the Martinez Academy In-House Assault of Arms.
MAA 1st In-House Assault of Arms
Assaults will be in Foil, Dueling Sword and Dueling Sabre
March 10th, 2018
11:30am – 4:30pm
735 Anderson Hill Rd Purchase, NY (Small Gym)
To participate you must be in practice. If you have not trained in the last 6 months you cannot participate.
Fencers will be judged on all aspects of decorum and etiquette.
Points will be deducted for every infraction. A few example include:
-Uniforms must be pristine, fit correctly, and adhere to the dress code. no exceptions
-Fencers must be properly groomed
-Approach and departure from the piste (must be there within 10 seconds of their name being called)
-Execution of salutes must be precise
-Posture, carriage and body language must embody the art and science as taught at Martinez Academy
Assaults will follow standard rules and regulations but additional restrictions or constraints can be added at any time. All assaults are expected to show clarity in the actions, precision in timed actions, regularity (meaning, exact, orthodox execution) and self-control.
All properly executed attacks must be answered. If a fencer retreats instead of answering, the fencer will be penalized with a point against.
Double touches will count against both fencers.
All ripostes must have a straight arm. Fencers must utilize footwork correctly to facilitate their riposte.
No forcing “infighting.”
If the foil is dropped while making an attack/hitting the adversary, it will be a point against the attacker.
Brutality and heavy handedness will be penalized heavily.
Private Sunday Seminar
Lights, Camera, ACTION!
Lights, Camera, ACTION takes on a different meaning when you are fighting for film! This course will look at fundamental camera angles utilized in shooting action for films.
This seminar is not just for Performers, but also Directors and Camera Operators. Our Director of Photography, Lars Elling Lunde, will have a monitor setup which will allow you to see the difference between what is performed and what we see on camera.
Performers, you need to understand how to adjust the action when the camera moves so be ready to embrace the ridiculousness of an ascending angle fight or the “security cam” shot!
Directors & DPs, the more you understand what fighters for film & stunt performers need to do to sell the hits, the easier it will be for you to get the shot.
The seminar will culminate in a short fight being filmed!
DP, Lars Elling Lunde, has been a camera operator, gaffer & editor for film & video for over 30 years as well as a weapon smith / fight director (in his younger days…) and brings a broad set of view points to the planning and shooting of violence. With emphasis on camera angles, on-set terms, lens types, shutter speed, depth of field and camera movement options, he will be helping students to understand that the camera is always the third partner in every filmed fight and how to incorporate it into safe and effective performance as an often essential part of final choreography. Lights, camera, ACTION indeed!
WHERE: Ripley Grier Studios at 520 8th Ave. Studio 17A
Payments before February 1st:
Payments after February 1st: