Category Archives: Rentals

Video Projects

First, just as a PSA; Fight Designer, LLC is in the process of packing up for the Summer. The props will be going into storage for a few months while the move is made to Wyoming – the eventual new home will have tons more space, which I’m very much looking forward to, but in […]

Props Projects

Catching up on some more sharing here… first, just a couple examples of what sort of basic customization I sometimes do on existing props. Denix makes the double-barrel wood and cast-metal prop replica “coach gun” shotgun, and it’s a staple of sorts. Not perfect for every project, but nice to have on hand. Sometimes it’s […]

Quacks like a duck. Isn’t a duck.

First, as a possible sidebar to the previous post on shell-ejecting airsoft props, I bring you a new development in airsoft: sound effects: What do you think? Stupid gimmick, or at all useful? Wonder if you could tie that into your lavalier microphone system and actually make it useful for film or stage. Frankly I’d […]

Preparing to leave 2012

A look back, a look forward, a look around – all of these are generally prompted by changes in the calendar date. That and the occasional curse when writing a check, followed by some ripping and another check coming out. Looking back it’s been an eventful year. Don’t worry, I don’t have the time for […]

Busy Season

This does seem to be a busy time of year for most in the theatrical profession… it’s been a while since I updated too so this post is a bit long and full of shares. On my list at the moment: Choreography: The high school show of Tough! I did fights for won several awards […]

Kickin’ Starters

I’d like to think I’ve become a good luck charm for Kickstarters, but I’ve probably just gotten better at picking my projects. So far I’m 3 for 3 this year: CLANG!, Broken Continent, and now Gamers 3 has broken Kickstarter’s record for fundraising for a film. Over $400K, and with an original $320K goal! Awesome […]

Comings and Goings

The biggest news, if hopefully not the biggest surprise, is that I am now (as of last Friday) a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors: Transition certainly, but neither beginning nor ending of anything really. I look forward to teaching cert classes, getting to go to workshops for free (at some point […]

Aluminimum

I’ve been working as best I can in my “free time” (a term whose meaning has changed with age, children, and other obligations) on a batch of aluminum sword blanks I got an amazing deal on. They were originally spare stock made for Prince of Persia, but were never finished. This means I actually had […]

Life’s a Bash

It’s been quite the week. Last weekend was my first time checking out the Virginia Beach Bash, a long-running regional SAFD workshop in stage combat and film fighting. I was there as an intern, along with the rest of the motley crew pictured here. More than any other SAFD event I’ve attended (which granted is […]

Rest Stops on the Journey

JourneyQuest is now on what is hopefully just a hiatus between Season 1 and Season 2, waiting to see if they can get enough funding to continue.  The target is $100K.  They’ve gotten some good buzz, including on BoingBoing this morning, but being dependent on voluntary contributions is not an easy path to tread.  From […]