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February 2012

Weapons Master Doug Williams talks about Pistols

Screenfighting Workshop

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Hands-on Screenfighting Workshop! On March 24-25, the Screenfighting Workshop will take place at S Films in the Studios121 building, 6125 Airport Freeway, Haltom City, TX.  To register, go to the store.  There are four classes at $49 each or take all four for $155.  If you take the special effects class, you can add a squib for $35 (this is where we’ll place a squib on you and you’ll experience what a bullet hit on screen is like). Saturday, March 24 Weapons 1 – Doug Williams Instructor – 8:30 to 12 noon In this class, basic handling of pistols will be covered, with emphasis on the Law Enforcement techniques.  You will have hands-on experience with real weapons and will learn firearm safety, set etiquette with firearms, how to properly carry, present and fire the pistol.  The goal if this class is to…

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Screenfighting Instructors

Meet Screenfighting Instructor Steve Krieger

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He blows things up for a living. And he floods things, sets things on fire and smokes things.  If you need a gag on camera, you call Steve.  Steve has been a stuntman.  He is an actor.  But his day job is Special Effects Coordinator. Some of Steve’s SFX credits include: Necessary Roughness, Bonnie & Clyde, Captain Ron, A Promise Kept, A Killer Within, Living and Dying, and work on shows like Walker, Texas Ranger and Wishbone. The way it works is that Steve is sent the script and he goes through it, tagging what might be on-camera special effects (different than computerized “visual effects”).  If the script reads “it explodes” or “his body is riddled from the bullet hits,” Steve takes note and starts preparing. In one of the Serendipitous Film’s movie (“Striking Range” with Lou Diamond Phillips), Steve…

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