The Aerial Intensive Class will immediately follow the August standard stunt
training. This will allow students who are taking the standard training to take the aerial intensive class immediately
thereafter thus allowing them access to our full agenda. This will save those attending the prior class from
having to return at some point in the future to take the aerial class thereby saving those students not
only travel cost, but it also will help jump start their careers with the added intensive class on their professional resumes. We have made a concerted effort this year to provide our
participants with as much training as possible in as short of time as possible. All of those participants opting to take
the Aerial Intensive class after taking the standard training will receive a $200.00 discount. This also applies
to our former students who wish to return to take the Aerial Intensive Class.
About the Aerial Intensive Training
"Wire Work" in particular has become an integral part of the film industry.
We have seen examples of it in "The Hobbit", "Avatar", "X-Men", "GI Joe", "Twilight", "Matrix", "Spider Man", "Casino Royale",
various Jackie Chan projects as well as a myriad of other projects. We, as the premiere stunt school in the
industry, realize that it must be an integral part of our training.
We want to offer this highly recognized skill to stunt performers who want to specialize in aerial
work as a means of expanding their knowledge base and marketability in the industry.
We have also included in this master training a more intensified focus on advanced Ratchet, Rappelling, Air Ram, High Falls including the decelerator.
With the ever-expanding demands of the aerial aspects of high profile stunts in cinema today, it is
important for aspiring stunt performers as well as professional stuntmen and women presently working
in the business to become more familiar with all aspects of the aerial arena. This aspect of the stunt
industry can be very challenging and we feel it must now become an integral part
of the International Stunt School. We will be presenting a very rigorous training comprised of 6 instructors
with a limited class size of 30 participants.
Once again this year, of the 30 available spots on the roster, we will create 6 new
positions available for those individuals who want to acquire skills in "rigging". Rigging
stunts is an integral part of the industry. We will combine 2 rigging students with 6 aerial students whereby 4 "flying teams" will be established to concentrate on the various flying venues to be introduced by the aerial staff. The rigging students will be responsible for their group as it pertains to mechanically flying his/her group
members. The aerial students will do the bulk of all the aerial flying, but they will still be
participating in the rigors of mechanically flying their colleagues. Riggers will have an opportunity
to fly as well, but their primary focus will be on rigging and mechanically flying their "team".
Everyone, will do everything offered in the training, but the aerial students will focus on flying
techniques and the riggers will focus on flying the aerial students as well as learning how to rig the
various wire set-ups under the guidance of the instructors.
Both aerial students and riggers will be expected to learn the physics of wire applications. The history,
theories, terminology, rigging and safety of wire and rope applications as they pertain to the motion
picture industry. There will be several wire "rigs" available. This will all lead into the use of "spreader bars"
for more advanced flips and twists! Wire work will include basic manipulation of the body in space which is so
integral to the presentation on film. Rappelling will include both free standing and wall rappels and will
include a "fast roping" section used by swat teams in the real world as well as the film world. Ratchet work
will include several types of "jerks" that are seen in movies today including backward jerks, forward jerks,
and jerks from a lying or sitting position. High Falls will deal with multiple aerial applications, including the decelerator. All of
the above disciplines are integral to a stunt performers repertoire.
Everyone will learn how to control the apparatus while their colleagues are performing from the wires.
Running along a wall 10 feet above the ground can be very demanding for everyone. All of the students in
the class will be actively involved in the process. If you are not flying, rappelling or being jerked, you
will be controlling the equipment (and your colleagues)under the guidance of the school instructors and
fellow rigging students. You will be acting as safeties! You will be there to support one another!
We feel that this training will be an exciting learning experience for both our aerial students and our
rigging participants thus furthering their skill levels in an area that is not taught at any other stunt
facility or school. Please keep in mind that the session may fill quickly and you would be advised to
submit your application in a timely manner thereby guaranteeing your spot on the roster.
Feel free to email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call
us at 206-349-8339.
For an application, click on our "Application" link.