Did my own stunts on my first movie the other day.
The title speaks for itself, this new editor sucks btw. And hey bullshido long time no talk.
Anyone a fan of the 70s, 80s I play a monster opposite from Lee Majors and michael biehn in a western flick coming out in Christmas. This is a new line of work for me. How I got the role was some guy asked me while I was getting a few rounds in a room full of punch bags if I wanted to do it.
I agreed, but I didn't know what I signed up for. Lol.....
So on set I was covered in shoe polish and Vaseline for two days straight...it was fun for overall.. However I learned a valuable lessons:
****. The. Ground.
i helped arrange the fight choreography, there is nothing flashy I put in the fight sequences, I used aikido, jiujitsu, and judo, I go back in for editing in a few weeks so I'm thinking I'm going to add bjj ground-n-pound techniques for homage.(oh yeah, I do a superman punch with a knife but that's it)
in the role of the monster I wanted to give the audience something more than just some karateka monster or a kickboxer.
what I didn't think about was how many takes and how many times I was going to get shoulder thrown, wrist thrown, etc. on the ground.
I learned a new lesson that day, punches and kicks aren't so bad, but when you get thrown onto hard pavement, or non-padded wooden warehouse. You may as well be fucked.
Afterwards the following two weeks I couldn't sleep/workout due to this wood floor gash on my back knees and elbows.
overall I had fun, being on set was surreal of an actual movie, not some youtube or short film. I wanted to share my learning experience with you all and if you knew this before me good for you: once you get slammed on the ground you may as well be fucked. Unless you're a ninja turtle or something.