After lunch, it’s down to business, and the atmosphere changes. It starts with Andreas, the jokes stop, and a new seriousness takes over. It’s clear that here is where the hard work really starts. It’s time for the Titan Hero Scenarios. Taking the routines learnt on Phase II, and adding characters to them. Andreas briefs the group as if addressing a military squadron, or like a football manager running through team tactics, the Pep Guardiola of the stunt world.
He runs through the theory behind the routines. Each person will end up doing 25 routines. They are split into groups of 4, and with each one assigned a team leader. The groups are given a character to perform, with each member of the group having to play the hero, and three villains per routine. In total, they will have to master 25 routines each. Andreas gives them some advice before they get started. “Keep the routines stupid simple!”
The characters they are given are as follows: Pirate (sword routine), Gladiator (sword routine), Knight (sword and shield routine), Hoplite (spear and shield routine), and Thug (unarmed routine). The aim here is to put together everything they’ve learnt on Phase I and II, and perform within the character. If you’re a pirate you need the deadly grace of a pirate, if you’re a thug, you have to have the fierce aggression of a thug.
It’s not just about nailing the routines, it’s about being believable within the character.