Stunts? It's not all about guns and explosions... In the dynamic world of film and entertainment its important to be able to cater to diverse audiences, evoking a range of emotions from laughter to tears. One genre that has really stood the test of time is slapstick. Often misconceived as something from the past, simplistic or 'just for laughs', slapstick is a sophisticated, physical style of humour that requires impeccable timing, coordination, and, importantly, safe execution. At the International Stunt Academy, we run a short course dedicated to studying slapstick. Read on to learn why...
Today, we're looking back to remember those who came before us and explore the thrilling history of stunts. As we chart this daring journey across the decades, we'll recognised some of the iconic names, mind-blowing moments, and pivotal breakthroughs that have defined the exhilarating world of stunt work. Buckle up!
So you've been dreaming about this moment, right? You've been training like a beast, mastering your flips and falls, and now the time has come: your first stunt gig! Exciting? Heck, yeah! Nerve-racking? Absolutely! But don't fret, because we've got your back with a super handy checklist to help you nail your first day on set.
This blog os co-authored by The ISA Team