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Fighting from Script to Screen!

I received an email from someone with some great questions about who contributes to the final look of a fight, and how that happens. So this is a look at the process of developing the fight from script to screen. … Continue reading

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Top Ten Random Things in my Stunt Bag

This is certainly not the blog I promised, but I’ve been on set a lot in the last few weeks, and I’ve decided to start some Top Ten Lists… because it amuses me… Stunt Performers carry around a stunt bag. … Continue reading

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Stage Fighting vs. Screen Fighting

The majority of my fifteen years of fighting has been spent performing and fight directing for stage. However in the last six years or so I have been fortunate to have had many opportunities to apply my skills on screen. … Continue reading

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Best Workshop Ever

For almost ten years I”ve been hearing about the Paddy Crean Workshop, and the cries of “You MUST go!” and “What?! You”ve never been??” grew and grew. Finally, at the FDC Nationals last year, these cries became impossible to ignore … Continue reading

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What does a Fight Sound Like?

I had a great term teaching at the Randolph Academy this year! I have been focusing very hard on getting students to use their entire bodies to create the illusion of force and power. I find, especially in basic stage … Continue reading

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Stunts and Me

Several people have asked me to write a blog about how I got into stunts and how best to get into the industry. I have been hesitant to write this blog because am relatively new to professional stunts. I wouldn”t … Continue reading

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A Peek into Casey Choreographing a Castration

Alright, now that I”ve outlined the basics of what I do, I am going to try to write shorter blogs. This next one might be a bit racy, as it is about one of my most recent fight directing jobs. … Continue reading

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More than Speed

Speed is very important in fights – it”s exciting, it hides the mechanics of certain techniques, and it helps convey the chaotic energy of characters fighting to survive. But speed is not everything. If actors simply go as fast as … Continue reading

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