- $132 for a five-hour Action Hero pyrotechnics/stunt workshop ($250 value)<p>
In the special-effects-and-pyrotechnics workshop, students experience an action-packed day of explosions and adrenaline-filled stunts, learning trade secrets of the special effects and stunt work in TV and movies. Under the direction of professional stunt and special effects coordinators, they learn the basics of fireball explosions, stage pyrotechnics, squibs (bullet hits), high falls, ratcheting, and ziplines.<p>
Special FX Int'l at Stunt Ranch
According to his bio, Stunt Ranch owner Steve Wolf specializes in "professional training for people who like to play with matches and run with scissors." Or at least, how to look like they're playing with matches and running with scissors. Throughout his 25 years in television and film production, Steve developed an affinity for stunt work and special effects, supplying his expertise to shows such as MTV's Call to Greatness and feature films such as Hustle & Flow. Still active in the industry, Steve also shares his passion for throwing spectacle-laden events through heading up multiple enterprises that include Wolf Stuntworks, Stunt Ranch—which also encompasses paintball and stunt parites—and Science in the Movies. Through these companies, Steve's experienced team of special effects professionals is able to stage professional fireworks shows, train people in creating controlled explosions, and applying special-effects makeup to help zombies look human again.