An Essential Read
Action Acting is a very intensive, detailed and hands-on program designed specifically for actors. t is not a stunt class. It's a program designed to provide actors with the technical skills, execution proficiency, on set safety, performance power, and on set know-how needed to perform action in film and TV, to be professional, convincing, and effective. Whether it's an audition, a meeting with a director or producer, or get to work and step on set, this is the best and only professional program you can find, that will fill you with unique information, impressing knowledge, effective competence and skills. and a lot of confidence and professionalism, to stand out, deliver and impress.
The Programs are taught by the best in the business. Instructed by Bruce Willis's personal stunt double, stunt coordinator & action choreographer, with actor, writer, and producer Gian Franco Tordi.
This program has been developed by Gian Franco Tordi and Stuart Wilson, in collaboration with casting directors, directors, producers and filmmakers.
This program has been voted the # 1 workshop in Hollywood.
"If you're a serious actor, you must know the skill. ”
Gian Franco Tordi - Director of Action Acting
ABOUT DIGITAL ACTION ACTING
As currently due to Covid-19, no in person classes can be held, or for actors not able to come to LA, this is a great way to be able to take this unique and one of a kind program. After an overwhelming amount of requests for a Digital Platform, we are happy to announce that the program will be available starting December 1 and with the exact same content as a class in Hollywood.
All levels are very Intensive, fully packed and hands-on master workshops.
Level Basic is designed to provide the actor with basic skills and knowledge to book the job.
Level Advanced is designed to provide the actor with advanced skills and knowledge on set, specifically in a real-environment scenario for a successful execution of the booked job.
Level Basic proficiency is required for Level Advanced master workshops.
Weapon Handling Skills, Gun Techniques and Training. How to properly hold a gun, how to draw,
how to walk/enter a room holding a gun, how to stand and work with a gun to look authentic and realistic.
Safety must-do procedures, including dos and don'ts. Hands-on training.
Fight Skills, Training and Techniques. Basics of punch differences.
How to properly throw a straight punch, a hook and other punches that work and look right. Proper stands, positions, reactions and techniques. What to do on set, safety procedures, dos and don'ts.
Focus (very important) on Camera Angles!, for a successful execution. Hands-on training.
Script and Scene Choreography (Self choreography).
The script will be provided for action scene guidance. The goal is to properly perform an action scene looking authentic and skilled with technical instruction received as well as camera angles know-how.
Adjustments depending on the scenario, twists and RE-Choreography, Rehearsal with both, Weapons and Fight.
Scene Taping: 2 Takes each group (Groups of 2). The goal is to fully understand the technique and know-how (so that it can be applied in any situation, audition, rehearsal) and deliver at least one take, where the action and execution look authentic, skilled and powerful. On-screen review and Q&A between takes with class, After review and adjustments of take 1, taping of take 2 for the final performance.
Real on set scenario, focused and outlined in dept for the actor.
The “jobs and duties”: -Prior to the workday. -On the workday. -At work. Preparation, Arrival, Action.
Additional Weapon Handling Skills Training: Riffle, Shotgun, Knives & Sticks. Gun Disarming techniques.
Hands-on “real weapon exercise" (Hold, charge, reload, pull the trigger)
Fight: New and old punches (Level Basic) reviewed and enhanced with “new camera angles” to cover the entire 360 degrees spectrum. Complex rotations for advanced techniques. – (Level Basic skills & camera angles proficiency required) Body Mechanics to enhance Power Performance and Power Look on Screen. Hands-on training
Real on set scenario choreography led by Stunt Coordinator/Choreographer. Working with Marks, Directions & Goal. Script memorization (homework) word by word is required. Adjustments. Twists and utilization of several different weapons during the scene. Real on set scenario Program. (Level Basic Proficiency Required)
Final choreography training of a complex scene, Actor has to deliver a perfect script memorization as well as the execution of the action. The actor must understand and work with all camera angles and “marks”, Goal is to hit particular words, angles and actions all at once with proper technique, skill and camera know-how. Scene Taping
PRICES AND BREAKDOWN
This program offers 3 digital classes:
- 1 TIME DOWNLOAD LINK
1. Weapon Handling for Film & TV
2. Hand to Hand Combat for Film & TV
3. Weapon Handling for Film & TV &
Hand to Hand Combat for Film & TV
Cost: $75 per digital class
(multiple choice offers available)
Duration per class: 3 hours
This program offers 2 live classes:
- IN HOLLYWOOD ONLY
Level Basic (weapons and combat) &
Level Advanced (weapons and combat)
$179 per class
Duration Level Basic: 4 hours
Duration Level Advanced: 4 hours
WE LIMIT THE IN PERSON WORKSHOP TO A SMALL GROUP OF ACTORS
TO ENSURE QUALITY INSTRUCTION AND PERSONAL ATTENTION.
This program is flexible:
- IN HOLLYWOOD ONLY
A combination of Level Basic & Level Advanced, depending on needs and desires.
$175 per hour
2 hours minimum (to make class and content effective)
DATES TIMES & LOCATION
DUE TO COVID-19, NO IN PERSON HOLLYWOOD CLASSES CURRENTLY OFFERED.
OFFERED ARE CURRENTLY DIGITAL DOWNLOADS ONLY
GIAN FRANCO TORDI AND STUART WILLIS: DIRECTOR, INSTRUCTOR & CO-CREATORS
“ It took me many months of research, meet casting directors, directors, producers, stunt coordinators, and choreographers in order to find out what was really needed to create our unique, one of a kind Program.
At Action Acting, you learn from the very best in the business. ” - Gian Franco Tordi
GIAN FRANCO TORDI
Committed to Quality
" I didn't want to create just another workshop, I wanted to create something unique and of high quality/standards, taught by the best people in the Industry. Talents who know the whole spectrum, from the technical skills to the camera angles/film & TV know-how, and mainly by someone with a lot of experience, in real life, as well as in Film. Stuart Wilson was the best. "
Stuart Wilson has worked with the very best action stars and actors in the world and knows precisely what actors need to know and how actors need to do it. Professional MMA fighter, weapon handling expert and self-defense instructor in the real world prior to becoming the personal stunt double of Bruce Willis, over 25 movies with Bruce Willis only, stunt coordinator and action scene choreographer.
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ACTION ACTING INC. @ Space Station Casting, 950 N Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90038, United States