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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.

UWYO Workshop

No time for a proper post; I hope to catch up a bit in the coming weeks, as I might get some time between the end of classes and the beginning of full time rehearsals for The Fantasticks, which I’m directing and then touring in June. Biggest upcoming thing, though, is this weekend’s Third Annual […]

New Toys

Coming out of hiding for a quick post – there’s been a fair bit of interest in blank firing gun reviews, state-of-the-market posts, etc. so here’s a video I put together after rehearsal the other day. You can tell from the circles around the eyes and tendency to ramble that I’m tired, but these are […]

The Longsword/Broadsword divide

One of the relatively recent and ongoing debates within the Society of American Fight Directors revolves around a category we’ve been calling “Broadsword” for years. It’s a slightly problematic term, since it’s historically been used for a variety of things, and not at all specifically for the hand-and-a-half cruciform swords the SAFD uses to to […]

Blank firing penetration test

So in the Theatrical Firearms Workshop this afternoon, someone asked, after seeing some of the paper tests, if a blank would tear the same kind of hole through skin and flesh, or if we’re harder than paper. Good question, I said. Thankfully, I’ve never had to find out. I also didn’t happen to have any […]

Comedy of Errors

Several things have been keeping me busy of late, perhaps excusing the lack of posts here, but the man in one would be our first Fall production at the University of Wyoming, William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, slightly edited and re-staged to fit a completely modern setting. Here’s a brief unofficial promo I threw […]