Author Archives: fightdesigner

Graduate Student in Theatre Pedagogy, Fight Choreographer/Stuntman/Film Armorer, Husband, Father

Falling on Ice and on Video

Tis the season for ice yet again! Record-setting cold here in the upper midwest, but right before that it warmed up enough for some of the snow to melt, and some rain to fall, so sidewalks and other non-salted areas became sheets of ice. And with that, once again I’ve become a published expert on […]

Video Updates for the Holidays

As we head into the holiday season, I leave you with a few new video entries for my YouTube channels. First and most freshly updated, a bit on the Tinker Line swords from Cas/Hanwei, in their various iterations:   I’ve shared various in-progress thoughts about these swords here over the years, but now you can […]

Paddy Prequel

As we head into the last few days of registration for the 2018/19 Paddy Crean International Workshop, I can share one of my projects from the last one. I’ve shared the 2min montage reel before, but this one’s more of a documentary style piece. Both were requested by Artistic Director Scott Witt, and were part […]

1911s and more

  PewTube Episode II is now live, after more than a day of arguing with YouTube to get it to upload.   Currently trying to chase down Fire Marshals – State was closed for Veteran’s Day, then today said to try City, who is out… but folks at Cleveland Playhouse were talking about possible issues […]

PewTube!

I’ve been meaning to get this going for years… my hope is to be able to post something weekly, but we’ll see how long I can keep that up. The teaser above dropped last week…. and here’s the first video:   Subscribe, comment, share, ask… I don’t get any money off these, but just want […]

Side-project Swords

We all have things we do to ground ourselves. Call it procrastination, or centering, or meditation, or just a hobby. Sometimes we turn to mental escapism, through movies or video games or novels, or to physical escapism, getting out in nature or otherwise away from home or office. So long as they don’t reach the […]

Overdue Update

Grabbing a moment of quiet to post a long-overdue update/announcement; for those who don’t have other contact with me and don’t already know, I’m leaving my position at the University of Wyoming this summer, and will be starting a new one in the Fall at Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio. I’ll be primarily […]

Cas/Hanwei Tinker Line Customization: LG Martial Arts and the Printed Armoury

There’s a backlog of things I’ve been meaning to post about, but as I’ve recently finished what will probably be the last of my custom projects for a while, let’s start with that. When I get around to posting again (I’ve been and will be busy!) there’s plenty of news to share, however! But on […]

Falling Again

Tis the season for ice once again! It’s been a busy half year since I took time to do any updates, but here’s a few: One of the NPR reporters for Here and Now took a bad spill on some ice this week, and started looking around for advice on how to mitigate things like […]

Flashback Friday

In lieu of a post here, let me just link to a guest blog post I did for Zombie Orpheus Productions, over on their site, discussing the fight coordination and armoury work I did for them on The Gamers: Dorkness Rising and GAM3RS: Hands of Fate.   Click here. Go there. Read.