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

Knowledge

  • Body language

    Notice and interpret the non-verbal signals that people send out with their body, including yourself.

Skills

  • Ensure health, safety and security measures

    Take responsibility for health, safety and security measures in the workplace including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate. Apply health and safety standards. Adhere strictly to the site safety rules and systems and equipment operational procedures.

  • Follow directions of the artistic director

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

  • Follow work schedule

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Study roles from scripts

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

  • Perform stunts

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

  • 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.

  • Express yourself physically

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Harmonise body movements

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

  • Work with an artistic team

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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