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Stunts: How to Fall Without Breaking Bones???

Discussion in 'Fan Films, Fan Audio & SciFi 3D' started by Ridley Solo, Sep 6, 2011.

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  1. tumblemoster

    tumblemoster Jedi Padawan star 4

    Dec 1, 2000
    EVERYTHING suggested in this thread is 100x cheaper than the medical bills will be. Even with every safety consideration covered, professionals still get hurt, and they have skills and training. Please please please consider that you effectively know nothing about stunts, and, while you can know nothing about cameras and lighting and still make a movie, bad camera work and lighting can't hurt you. Your defensiveness suggests you're particularly prone to "I'll be fine" syndrome, which makes you more dangerous.

    Reconsider what you're doing so that it's within your ability to do safely. If you're not happy with your current ability, go get some training.

  2. Cramer

    Cramer Jedi Master star 4

    Jan 18, 2004
    I forgot about tumble, hey man!

    Anyhoo, he is very correct. The moment a person begins to believe in the "It hasn't happened to me or anyone I know of so therefore it won't happen to me" mentality is the very moment that same person begins to believe false evidence as real.

    People across the globe think they won't get cancer, won't get a speeding ticket today, or even think they can't get hurt from a simple fall. I can't tell you how many times I've seen it over-dramatized but it still happens: boxer falls onto a stool with his neck. Done and over with.

    My uncle died of the hiccups. The hiccups. What's the survival rate of that? Over 100%? Yet these things happen.

    Safety first, always have a plan, always be prepared for the worst possible outcome, and make sure all forms are filled out so no one can be sued for any mishaps.

    If all else fails, no shot is worth anyone's well-being.
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