Screen Combat (NSW)


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WHAT IS IT?

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A two-day workshop in Screen Combat for Film & TV close to the Sydney CBD, with highly skilled screen combat professional, Scott Witt.

Fight action on screen can be incredibly exhilarating, but is also demanding and potentially dangerous without the correct techniques and safety skills. Scott will guide you through his approach to fight choreography for film and TV so you will never be caught out when fighting is required for your on screen projects.

The two-day workshop is designed to give you a solid foundation in working as an actor or emerging stunt performer in the film and television industry, including:

  Working on camera: safety, angles, speed, and the static vs moving camera

  The fighter’s toolbox: punches, kicks, throws, takedowns, breakfalls and more

  Action casting: what a stunt coordinator might be looking for

  Partner fights vs large-scale Brawls

  On-set etiquette

  Working internationally vs working in Australia

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alleyWe will have an action camera present for sections of the weekend, so you can see how your work translates on screen. Selected sequences will also be edited as we go so you can learn how your performance affects post-production, and therefore how you can provide the most useful footage. There will also be an optional upgrade of showreel material for participants.

Whether a beginner, a seasoned veteran, or somewhere in between – by the end of the course you will have increased your skill base, furthered your knowledge, and gained more of the experience you need to find this kind of action work, and perform it well and safely.


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WHEN IS IT?

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  Early 2017, TBC
 10:00am to 5:00pm each day
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WHERE IS IT?

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  Close to Sydney CBD, TBC
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DO I NEED ANY EXPERIENCE?

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The course will give personalised training that caters to a range of backgrounds: from experienced fight performers to new practitioners; from actors to stunt performers to martial artists. Within this we will also develop the important craft of working with various performers on set, whose skill levels will be varied as a rule, to give you the training you need to bring the best out of all situations.
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WHAT WILL IT COST?
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$550 (incl. GST)

 

– upgrades available, fill out form for details (you will not be charged until you check out)

 


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SCOTT WITT – Combat Circus


Artistic Director, International Order of Sword & Pen (2016)

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Scott Witt is an award winning entertainment practitioner and educator, with a career spanning just over thirty years he continuously works in stage, television and film. Scott’s career embraces acting, adapting, writing, fight directing, directing, designing movement, physical dramaturgy, slapstick and clowning. His work has been seen with Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare, Belvoir, Griffin, Opera Australia, Merrigong Theatre Company, La Boite Theatre, Queensland Theatre Company, Zen Zen Zo, Darlinghurst Theatre Company, NORPA, square the circle, Bare Boards Productions, Queensland Performing Arts Trust, Kooemba Jdarra, Opera Queensland, Queensland Ballet, Grin & Tonic Theatre Troupe, someone, JUTE, Tropicsun and many independent features and short films. Performances Scott has directed have played throughout Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Europe and Hong Kong. During 2002 and 2003 he was the Intern and Associate Director for the Queensland Theatre Company under Michael Gow. In 2004 Scott completed a Master in Fine Arts at Creative Industries, Queensland University of Technology.

Scott has been the Artistic Director for the International Order of the Sword and the Pen since 2009. He was the President of the Society of Australian Fight Directors Incorporated from 1996 – 2007, a Honorary Member of the British Academy of Dramatic Combat, Honorary Fight Director of Fight Directors, Canada, and a Honorary Fight Director of the Independent Fight Directors Guild of America. Scott is a proud platinum member of Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance (Australian Acting Union) since 1988.


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BOOK HERE:

 

Contact us to express interest in our June-July courses, 2017.

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(Upgrades may also be available if you wish to shoot a short scene with your new skills. Contact us for more information.)

Click here for upcoming Melbourne and here for Brisbane workshops.