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

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Differences between School Training and Film Training

There are many differences between training students in the classroom and training an actor for an upcoming role.

Purpose

A person might train in a martial arts school for health, self-improvement, self-protection, recreation, a serious hobby, or for many other personal reasons. But for film, the purpose of training is to make the character the actor is portraying look convincing onscreen. If the actor is able to be a better person because of the training, that’s great. But self-cultivation is not the primary purpose of the training, although it can be of great use for the actor to express himself in a healthy way.

Time Invested

At a regular school, the teacher can spend several years of ...

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