Super Secret Television Production
One of the most recent productions our students have had the pleasure to work on is a super secret television show (we will let you know what it was once the episodes have aired). This production saw over 20 of our students working together on the same scene. Here's what they had to say about it:
"Working on set as a Skilled Supporting Artist/Special Action, was a very interesting experience. This job had around 15 skilled supporting artists, 15 stunt performers and around 100 supporting artists on set. Although we didn't get to fight this time, our role was to be close to the action of the stunt performers, acting almost as a safety barrier between the stunts and the supporting artists. It was great being trusted to work closely to the stunts, and although my BAA training comes quite naturally now, the importance of BEDTRACS was especially highlighted as an element of potential danger was added that isn't experienced on the courses. But I'm pleased to say no-one was hurt and we had a lot of fun being involved in the action."
"Working on this show was a great experience shared with some great friends and talented people. This was my first Skilled Supporting Artist job and due to the training with the BAA I went into the job confident that I could throw myself into the action and take direction well."
“Working on “the super secret televison production” was a great opportunity to work with the amazing group of friends that I’ve trained with on the Warrior Masterclass courses.
It was the perfect job to get to grips with how well trained Skilled Supporting Artists can act as a safety layer between extras on the production, and some pretty fierce action and stunts performed by the stunt team, whilst at the same adding authentic performance and action to the scenes ourselves, all under the direction of a great stunt co-ordinator.”
"It was great to be part of "the super secret TV series" as my first on screen job. I loved being fitted for costume, seeing how the stunt coordinators and directors worked and to see how the whole process of filming is brought to life. It was also great fun to be working along side my BAA friends on set!"
"One of the most important things I thought about on set was etiquette and professionalism. This specific production had a very large cast of extras and also had very detailed scenes to shoot, which meant a lot of repetition, coordinating and respect. As a conclusion, if there were 4 tips I could share, when it comes to etiquette on set would be:
- Arrive early and try to remember your A.D. & Stunt Coordinators names, thank them at the end of the day.
- Keep focused and watchful (stay away from your phone, especially while on set).
- Take care of each other ! Especially when working in SPECIAL ACTION, we are all a TEAM.
- Watch out for your fellow performers/friends and be ready to give them a hand or support if you see them struggling with anything specific.
- HAVE FUN and LIVE THE ACTION!"