I'm making action filmmaking tutorials now for indie action filmmakers, martial artists, and stuntmen and stuntwomen, a series I'm calling "Indie Action Essentials". The first skill I'm tackling is the Hong Kong spin, or the "HK". The video includes all the steps plus what padding I recommend when doing the stunt on hard surfaces. If [...]
Whenever I find myself alone at our weekly stunt practice, I make an independent film. Independent in the sense that there's only one of us makin it. I'm the director, star, and cameraman. And I do all my own stunts, so here's my tutorial on stunt falls. Careful, don't go doin' these at home. Here's [...]
Our episode is on Dec 10 8:00 pm, Dec 11 12:00 am, Dec 14 9:00 am, and Dec 21 1:00 pm. In October 2008 Ray Carbonel and I went out to Boston to shoot an episode of Time Warp called "Stuntmen." They filmed us doing various stunts using the Phantom HD Camera, which puts everything [...]
At a recent gym practice, we discovered the healing power of pads. After spending three hours competing to see who could wreck the biggest castle, dive through the smallest hole without disturbing a precarious stack of pads, and traverse the most column pads without falling on his face, we had enough footage to make a [...]
The Stunt PeopleFlips and Flops Stunt Training11/22/2008 http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2408605&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1Stunt Training - 11/22/2008 - The Stunt People from Eric Jacobus on Vimeo. This was almost entirely springboard-based, focusing on front tucks and front suicides, as well as some front 1 3/4 rollouts and some elevated HK spins.
On Thursday May 8, the Stunt People performed a small little demo for PG&E and their Asian Pacific Cultural Heritage Month kick-off. Too bad there wasn't much of an audience, and the stage was smaller than we anticipated (hahah, especially for my wushu set) but the crew had a lot of fun.
Holy cwap! While Shaun and I were browsing Reel Video in Berkeley, I was looking through their martial arts films, no sign of Contour. Nothing in the 'local filmmakers' section even. Then I went to the new release section, and they had not one, but five copies of Contour. Fortunately Shaun had his camera phone, [...]
Just in case you missed it, the Stunt People film "Contour" was featured in Impact Magazine last year. We had a nice 2-page spread. Many thanks to Mike Leeder for his help in promoting "Contour"! Right click the image below and save as to download the full spread, or go to the Press/Reviews Page.
Steve Yu of SP has recently released his short "Janus" for all to see. Starring Dennis Ruel, Tanou Chanhchaleun, Ray Carbonel, and Eric Jacobus