ALL ACTION ACADEMY

Welcome to our Movieworks International - ALL ACTION ACADEMY stunt school page.

 Alongside our huge amount of film and TV productions and training our team. Over the last 10 years, we have provided training days specific to production preparations, day and weekend courses for actors and stunt trainees that want to understand more about the craft of action in film and TV. 

Who are these courses aimed at?

Everyone that is involved in the safety and action aspects on set. Our training is aimed at becoming a stunt performer in the Film/TV industry. But during training, to get on set experience, the trainee would be classed as a SPACT , or Special Action performer. Which involves minor action and being a barrier between background artists and the stunt itself

Our Training-

We believe that intensive courses are ok for short term and quick skills but those skills easily fade. So prefer to use intensives for specific topics once a set of basics have been achieved and maintained.

Our system means regular, targeted training in all the important aspects of stunts and fights that will give you a great skillset with a grounding in safety. This regular training increases correct muscle memory so that these body and safety skills are second nature.

ENTRY LEVEL  - Action SA(SPACT)-

For those that want to join the growing numbers of people in the industry that want to be in low level action scenes, background fights etc.  

Action SA courses come in either block training, or for optimum training, our recommended route is to join in our team training 1-2 days per month and get assessed during team training days.

Stunts-

With the world of stunts opening up over the last 5-10 years. We get more and more people wanting a fuller stunt training experience or only a part that they want more training in. Our only full training is constant training. Like anything you want to be good at. If you did it for a week/month/year and done nothing since, you risk skillfade.  If you did a martial art one month a year, or played a musical instrument a few weeks a year, you wouldn't be as good as you could be. Consistency is key. So we believe in continual professional development courses that include basics to advanced in FIGHTS, FALLS, REACTIONS, FIRE, WIRE and VEHICLES 

TRAINING EXPLAINED:-

Our preferred route that ensures consistent skills-

Standard regular training days that amount to your training hours for each skill and level:-

These days are our regular training days. Each day is approximately 6 hours of training and is calculated and signed off towards your final skills goals.

(minimum 2 days available per month plus extra small group sessions)

Cost- £100 per person per day

Intensive training sessions:-

Part 1 - Entry level taster day- This is a taster day to see if you like it and choose to continue further.

Includes :- safety, basic fight techniques, break falls and reactions, 

 1 day course :

Cost- £125 per person

Part 2- Beginner  weekend - Recap on previous course. Implementing fight basics, more advanced combat rolls and break  falls, understanding on set instructions and camera angles

 2 day course :

Cost is £350 per person ( does not include accommodation or food)

Part 3- Beginner Plus- Course recap as warmup, safety, understanding and following choreography, Basic knive, basic  pistol handling (intro to Gun jutsu), final test will include the filming of a small fight that , if passed, will be available to be used for reels.

( 3 day course, inc test & mini fight sequence :

Cost for 3 days- £500 per person ( does not include accommodation or food )

If you have chosen intensives. After passing the 3 parts above. You will be allowed to attend the next level of stunt courses with the enhancement of the fight and fall basics and an intro to beginners wire work, at this stage you could apply to be added to our spact list.

Other weapons courses include-

  • European sword,

  • Japanese daisho, staffs ( hanbo, jo, bo),

  • knife,

  • gun jutsu ( hand to hand against gun),

  • Wushu and Chinese weapons,

  • Thai martial arts 

  • Gun handling and movement (with rifs)

Other specialised stunt courses include- 

  • 1 day wirework introduction

  • 2 day wire beginner intensive

  • 1 day intro to fire burns

  • 1 day intermediate fire burn ( after completing 1 day intro course )

  • Precision, trick and stunt driving 

  • 1 day intro to more advance falls

  • 1 day intro to airbag entry level falls

  • 1 day airbag/boxrig skills ( after completing 1 day intro day )

Directors/DOPs-

Among the courses we have provided for actors, acting schools etc, we have also done sessions for directors/dop's that may have a wonderful background in stunning cinematography, but have never shot action scenes before and would like guidance and training to get the best out of their action in front of camera, as well as understand the safety and training aspects needed surrounding the action, to know how valuable a good co-ordinator and team are when it comes to decisions that will keep everyone safe.   

Bring your artistic vision to life. Right from stunt breakdown, risk assessment, to training, choreography and implementing safe but powerful scenes to MAXIMISE YOUR ACTION ! 

We specifically aim our courses at screen based training, rather than stage, to incorporate understanding of all the things a stunt coordinator and the performers use to implement all your action, including:

Stunt safety,

PPE,

Script action breakdown,

Recce's,

Risk assessments,

Choreography,

Action direction/ behind camera advice from action perspective,

Action casting help,

Stunt & fight team members,

everything from safety right up to the performance so that its safe, effective and works well on camera. 

 

Where are our courses?

Our training unit is in Banbury, Oxfordshire, junction 11 of M40 in our padded, well equipped training room

2022 Courses -

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