Profession stunt performer

Stunt performers execute actions that are too dangerous for actors to perform, that they are not physically able to do or require specialised skills such as fight scenes, jumping from building, dancing and others.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Realistic

Skills

  • Study roles from scripts

    Study and rehearse roles from scripts; interpret, learn and memorise lines, stunts, and cues as directed.

  • Adapt to type of media

    Adapt to different types of media such as television, movies, commercials, and others. Adapt work to type of media, scale of production, budget, genres within type of media, and others.

  • Follow work schedule

    Manage the sequence of activities in order to deliver completed work on agreed deadlines by following a work schedule.

  • Work with an artistic team

    Work closely with directors, fellow actors and playwrights to find the ideal interpretation to a role.

  • Ensure cooperation among production, costume department and make-up department

    Work with the staff responsible for costumes and make up in line with their creative vision and obtain directions from them about how make-up and costumes should look.

  • Work with the camera crew

    Work with the crew responsible for the camera operation and movement to get directions from them on where to stand for an aesthetic result.

  • Harmonise body movements

    Harmonise body movements in accordance to rhythm and melody, aestetic or dramatic concept, dramatic pace, etc.

  • Express yourself physically

    Express emotions and ideas through movements, gestures, and actions.

  • Study media sources

    Study various media sources such as broadcasts, print media, and online media in order to gather inspiration for the development of creative concepts.

  • Follow directions of the artistic director

    Follow the instructions of the director while understanding his creative vision.

  • Work with the lighting crew

    Work with the crew responsible for the lighting setup and operation to get directions from them on where to stand for an aesthetic result.

  • Perform stunts

    Execute various physical movements concerning the technical realisation of difficult acting performances.

Optional knowledge and skills

promote yourself acting techniques sword fighting perform improvisation interact with fellow actors dance ride horses lighting techniques drive vehicles adapt to different roles rehearse role practise extreme sports film production process perform with motion capture equipment organise rehearsals safely interact with animals rehearse with fellow actors practice martial arts use firearms perform risk analysis search for a suitable location prepare rehearsals adapt fighting techniques for performance work with prop makers practice dance moves obtain relevant licenses photography