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Fight Choreography: The Art of Non-Verbal Dialogue by John Kreng

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The Relationship between Trainer and Actor

The trainer needs to develop a relationship of complete safety. The atmosphere must be non-judgmental, and trust needs to be established quickly between the trainer and the actors—from the first meeting throughout the training process. Actors have a lot on their minds and a lot of pressure during the pre-production of the film, and it is important to help them with the development of their character and with their training, instead of being a burden on them.

The trainer also has to know what and how to teach, while having excellent communication skills. The trainer also has to know how to instill confidence while motivating and inspiring actors to learn more, all within a short amount of time. It is ...

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