Some people are born to run; some are born to scramble up and down walls and ceilings like a tokay gecko. Unleash your inner lizard with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $49 for a two-hour introductory Fighting for Film class (a $125 value)
- $69 for a two-hour wall-rappelling class (a $150 value)<p>
During the Fighting for Film class, instructors teach up to 10 students how integrate staged combat with stunt work. Topics include punches, reactions to punches and kicks, and falls for camera. In the rappelling class, participants learn to how safely descend walls. Both classes take place on Wednesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.<p>
Hollywood Stunts NYC
Two people step off a nearly 30-foot scaffolding. If this were a television show, an authoritative voice would sound the warning, "Do not try this home." But this isn't a television show. This is Hollywood Stunts NYC, an operation helmed by stunt professionals who teach students how to safely and believably pull off gasp-inducing spectacles for film, television, stage, and theme park audiences.
Inside a 4,000-square-foot facility that rises to 40-foot ceilings, experienced stuntmen and staged-violence choreographers run training programs ranging from weekly classes to three-week intensives. Beneath instructor supervision, students learn the art of leaping, tumbling, falling, and fire stunts through using apparatus such as trampolines, air rams, and flying harnesses. The training facility also spans greenscreen and bluescreen studios. And since New York possesses one of the world's most vibrant production scenes, teachers place emphasis on industry etiquette so students know the right way to throw a chair at agents, casting directors, and stunt coordinators. Beyond training burgeoning stunt professionals, Hollywood Stunts NYC's team stages kids' birthday parties, as well as rents its facilities and equipment for production work.