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Screen Combat: Fighting (& Performance) for Camera with Nigel Poulton
Time & Location
11. syysk. 2021 klo 15.00 – 12. syysk. 2021 klo 18.00
Helsinki, Bulevardi 23-27, 00180 Helsinki, Finland
About the Event
A workshop to develop the fundamental body control and combat skills for camera. This workshop covers the technical elements and skill sets for fighting on camera and transitioning these to camera using choreographed sequences.
This workshop will explore both concepts and technical elements to make a fight look real, such as:
- Falling & Rolling
- Close-Quarters Combat
- Body Mechanics and Fight Aesthetics
- Fighting in Frame: Striking and Reacting, Lines & Angles
- Film Space, Timing & Dead Spaces
- Fading the Camera
- Adjusting for Shots
- Choreography (1 on 1 and group fighting)
Prior stage combat training and experience is required. We will ask you more about it in the RSVP form.
This is one of the two workshops with Nigel Poulton that will take place in Helsinki this fall. Second one is called Dynamic Swordplay for Camera and will take place on 2nd - 3rd of October. You can attend both workshops or choose to attend just one of them.
Nigel Poulton is an award-winning movement and fight director/coordinator, intimacy coordinator/director, SAG-AFTRA stunt performer and actor with over 25 years of national and international professional experience. Read more about Nigel below.
Aleksanterin teatteri, Bulevardi 23-27
Sat 11.9., 3pm to 8pm (with a half an hour lunch break)
Sun, 12.9., 11am to 6pm (with an hour lunch break)
Cost & Payment
120€ for members of Dramatic Combat Finland and/or Nordic Stage Fight Society
140€ for non-members
Please confirm your place by filling in the registration form (RSVP button) and by either paying a full amount or a registration fee of 30€ to FI82 6601 0001 0767 36 / Dramatic Combat Finland ry. Referense number is 202141.
The full amount should be paid prior to the workshop.
Participants should remember to bring:
- Comfortable training clothes (no jeans)
- Training shoes that don't leave marks on the floor
- Gloves for working with weapons
- Water bottle
- Face mask
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NIGEL POULTON is an award-winning movement and fight director/coordinator, intimacy coordinator/director, SAG-AFTRA stunt performer and actor with over 25 years of national and international professional experience. He has particular expertise in kinesthetic and natural movement processes, choreography, interdisciplinary collaboration, performance and teaching and is a practitioner of Meyerhold’s Theatrical Biomechanics, having trained intensively with the current custodian Gennadi Bogdanov. Nigel is a Fight Master with the Society of American Fight Directors, an Instructor, Fight Director and past President of the Society of Australian Fight Directors Inc; and an Honorary Fight Director with Fight Directors Canada. He is also a certified Intimacy Coordinator with Intimacy Directors International (IDI), and Intimacy Directors and Coordinators (IDC). Nigel has over 20 years experience in a variety of mainland and archipelago Asian martial systems and is also a classically trained fencer with Martinez Academy of Arms & has trained and taught extensively in Historical European Martial Arts throughout the world.
Choreography credits include the Australian Ballet (2018), the New York City Ballet (2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018), The Metropolitan Opera (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2014 and 2015), Sydney Theatre Company, the Bell Shakespeare Company, Washington Opera Company (2002 tour of Japan), Opera Australia, Circus Oz, Melbourne Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre Company, Belvoir Street, La Boite Theatre (Brisbane), Playbox Theatre (Melbourne), and Kooemba Jdarra (Brisbane).
Some of Nigel’s film work includes: Poker Face, Thor: Love and Thunder, Escape from Spiderhead, Ding Dong You’re Gay, Occupation 2, Pirates of the Carribean V, Deadline Gallipoli, The Water Diviner, The Bourne Legacy, Vikingdom and Winter’s Tale. Through Nigel’s association with Weapons Specialists Ltd creative team in New York, he has worked on set for productions including: The Good Wife (Scott Free Productions), Person of Interest (Kilter Films), One Shot (Paramount Pictures), Boardwalk Empire (HBO), Salt (Columbia Pictures), I Am Legend (Warner Bros. Pictures), Sopranos – 1997 Season (HBO), The Ministers, (Collective), 30 Rock (Broadway Video) and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Wolf Films).