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Hollywood Actors Combat Academy

Combat Class Schedule & Pricing

Audits are welcome, a registration is required by calling 818-813-3343.

Weekly Classes

Tuesday

 
5:30 - 6:30 pm Walk in Class
6:30 - 7:30 pm Walk in Class

Wednesday

 
Noon - 1:30 pm Walk in Class

Filmed Fight Boot Camp Course

Certification class is now a Boot Camp

I have never been a fan of certification courses as far as the student walking away with true knowledge, not that it does not teach you things and I feel that our students have learned from the course, but, I felt that we could do better with the format and leave the student with not only knowledge of how to fight, but also what to expect when in an audition and in a filming situation. Saying you are certified and showing people what you can do are light years in the opposite direction and so this class structure will tackle all the goals we both want to happen.

Please note that by signing up for this course that you will be pushed to be the best that you can be.

My objective is the work. Making your fights be outstanding is my goal.

Goal of the course

To take the student through a real filming situation. This is complete with covering the fight sequence with camera, and having the same filming experience that you would on a film shoot where you perform an action sequence. Fight choreographer takes you through the training process and through the filming process the way he has done it in hundreds of shows. You will walk away with not only knowledge of the practical side of fighting, but also the knowledge of how it works and feels in a filming situation. You will have covered footage for your reel.

(Please note that the footage given to you will be the raw footage. It is up to you to have it edited. Our film crew is available to edit. Ask for details)

How it works

The course will take place over a weekend. The Saturday will be a six hour “Boot Camp” style format. Working the fight and the details. The Sunday session will be a filming session. Each team will have one hour and fifteen minutes on set to finish the fight. The process will start on ONE mandatory meeting two Tuesdays before the weekend of filming. 

The entire process will take place over three days. One Tuesday evening. One Saturday (six hour day) and one Sunday for filming. Each course will feature one weapon or combination of weapons. Class size is limited.

Mandatory Training and Rehearsal on Tuesday Evening

The course will have a mandatory first meeting day the second Tuesday before the weekend of the course.

ON THIS TUESDAY, students will be paired up in a random way, unless there are students who know each other and choose to be paired up with that person.

The partners will be given a video of the fight choreography they will be learning. You will also be asked to find, or write, a scene that you and your partner will memorize dialogue. This should be done before the weekend of training.

Weekend Course

This will be a Saturday and Sunday affair.

Saturday will be an in-depth Training course preparing you for filming the scene as it would be if you were to perform for a film shoot.

On that Sunday the fights will be filmed, but not just filmed flat, they will be covered from master shots of the fight, to close ups of your dialogue. You will take home covered footage of your fight.

On that Sunday of shooting, each team will have one hour and fifteen minutes to complete their scene. Each fight team will be given a time slot and they will be held to strict timing. any makeup and costume should be set and if you choose to bring in people to do hair, makeup and costume, the time they spend will be subtracted from the time given.

The footage that you will be given will be raw footage, it will not be cut. You will be responsible for the editing of your footage.

Edits can be done with our editor for an additional fee.

Pricing

Cost of the class is $320. A 50% non-refundable deposit must made prior to the Tuesday session. This is a first come first serve situation as all sessions are a limited number of participants. You may choose to pay here through the payment link, or come by the studio at 416 south Victory Blvd. Burbank CA 91502 with your deposit. Times on the shooting day will be strictly enforced.

It is strongly suggested, but not necessary, that you have a friend enroll with you.

Hollywood Actors Combat Academy certfication class

2018 Boot Camp Calendar

January 27th and 28th
Mandatory training and rehearsal date is Tuesday, January 16 from 7:00pm - 9:00 pm
Weapon is Broadsword and shield

Register for January 16, 27 and 28 Boot Camp Course, $160 non-refundable deposit:

February 17th & 18th
Mandatory training and rehearsal date is Tuesday, February 7 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Weapon Hand to Hand

Register for February 7, 17 and 18 Boot Camp Course, $160 non-refundable deposit:

March 24th and 25th
Mandatory training and rehearsal date is Tuesday, March 13 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Weapon short swords

Register for March 13, 24 and 25 Boot Camp Course, $160 non-refundable deposit:

April 21st and 22nd
Mandatory training and rehearsal date is Tuesday, April 10 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Weapon small swords

Register for April 10, 21 and 22 Boot Camp Course, $160 non-refundable deposit:

ROOM IN CLASS IS LIMITED

 

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Class Prices

Registration must be made in advance. Space is limited.

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Classes
$22 per class

Private Lessons
$110 one hour private lesson
$160 semi private lesson

Filmed Fight Boot Camp Course
$320 one Tuesday and one full weekend

Cancellation of a Class
AT THIS TIME we do not require a deposit for reservations in a class. Please provide a 24 hour notice for class cancellation. Failure to show or give 24 hour cancellation will result in full payment in advance for any future classes.

How to Register for Classes, Workshops and Courses

Registration is required. Hollywood Actors Combat Academy class sizes are limited.

For weekly classes, please call (818) 421-2926 or email director@swordplala.com.
Tell us the class you would like to attend, including the date and time.
Students may pay at the door.

Boot Camp Courses
Reservations can be made over the phone or by email.
A $160 non refundable deposit is required to hold your spot in the boot camp course you choose.
This payment can be done by selecting the "Add to Cart” button next to the particular course you would like.
The remainder of the balance will be collected the first night of class.

Private Combat Lessons

Hollywood Actors Combat Academy private lesson

Private lessons are available as well as semi-private lessons with 2 or more students. Private training focuses on just you and your specific needs and growth. Private lessons can be set up at anytime based on the instructor's availability. Call (818) 421-2926 for availability.

Holiday Closures

Our studios are closed for the following holidays. Dates may be subject to change.