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Intimacy and Fight choreography

Union resources

In light of the current #metoo, I want to be sure that people know some of their options when facing harassment in the performance workplace. Ideally these actions are prevented, but if you have experienced harassment in the workplace here is how your unions have your...

Heart Warriors

Intimacy choreography has been a fundamental tool for me as an actor and as a human with boundaries. My boundaries are very different now from what they were when I was 16. I have triggers now that never existed before. Without intimacy choreography, I don’t know that...

Body Cam footage

You need a fight director/stunt coordinator. Find a good one. Engage their services. Celebrate your incident-free production.   NB: No one is harmed in this body cam footage. Also, as soon as the police show up, DO WHAT THEY SAY, and read what Carly says below.  ...

The Toronto Cyclists Handbook

Where has this been all my life?! I picked this up at the Toronto Public Library today. Has some excellent info on riding your bike in Toronto, including a quick reminder of the rules of the road, how to signal, handling intersections, and what you can be fined for....

Supporting Intimacy

In 2004, Tonia Sina began her work on creating what is now the Intimacy for the Stage method. At the time, the idea of being an “Intimacy Specialist” was completely new. 12 years later, Intimacy Directors International (IDI) was founded to...

Video Cropping

Today's helpful app: Video Crop. For Slate shots the videos need to be in an 8 x 10 ratio in a portrait orientation. My videos came back from my photographer in a standard landscape orientation,s so to the internets for a cheap or free app.  I found Video Crop, which...

“Monster” role

In the show I'm about to start rehearsing, I'm playing a monster. You know, that kind of repulsive human being who tortures people with no reason beyond being cruel. Well, at first pass it looks like that. And I don't want to play it that way, for several reasons, the...

helpful websites

Keeping track of some of the sites I am referencing for building our crowdfunding campaign.   https://medium.com/swlh/every-resource-we-used-to-plan-and-launch-a-75k-kickstarter-campaign-cc5897f71bfd#.mxv3ro26f

Intimacy For The Stage

There's tons going on in my world right now: I'm co-producing a film that I'll later be co-starring in (big kickass fight in it!), teaching lots of private lessons, mentoring some new fight directors, and the usual professional actor pursuits.   The new one, though,...

Revitalize!

I'm in the process of refocussing and revitalizing. If you've been following my travels for many years, you'll notice that my numerous travels and training adventures are now on this one blog! Bear with me as I re-categorize everything, as well as revamping my home...

Structure

Look at this kid's structure! In a way, it's not surprising. We keep talking about "look how kids move", so if she's been using martial structure from the time she was beginning to move, no wonder she's on it! Toddler Form & FocusNow THIS is form, focus, and...

General Advice For Rehearsal And Practice

The rehearsal and practice methods described in this blog are meant to be like a buffet: pick the things that you like. Use what works for you at this time, in whatever order works for you. Also, you may find that you use a different method every 5 minutes, or that...

Move As Fast As You Can Think

Run the choreography at a speed at which you can easily remember what comes next. Do all of the actions and any acting beats -- pauses in movement, but not pauses in intention -- in the right order without stopping. Usually, this is a much slower speed than our egos...

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