John Fox - Motion Picture Armourer and Weapons Specialist Armorer for the Film and Television Industry
 
 

Actors & Film Technicians Firearm Safety Course


Safe Use of Firearms in the Film & Television Industry

 

Firearm safety on the film set is the Legal Responsibility of the "On Set" Armourer

As an Actor in a film you are expected to be aware of your responsibilities when it comes to the use of firearms on the Film Set, this is for your own safety as well as the safety of others on the film set.

It is your responsibility as an actor to act professionally when you use firearms on the film set and to do this you will need to be instructed in the industry standard's of practice.

If you are a film Industry "on set" technician working on an action film, you need to be aware of the specific dangers of film industry firearms when they are used in front of the camera. Although the safe use on set is the responsibility of the Armourer, your prior training will give you a better insight into what is required on set and how safety can be acheived for shots that might be considered to be far too dangerous when first contemplated, a better understanding of these requirements will lead to better camera shots and more exciting action in the edited footage

This course of instruction will introduce you to the Safe Use of Firearms as it applies to the Film Industry and will outline the Dangers involved when Firearms & Blank Cartridges are used in the film set environment, the use of camera angles, camera shutter speed, perspective cheats, lens sizes and camera to actor distance are all part of the filmmaking process

This Two Day Course can be attended as part of a small group or as a private lesson.

Each element of the course is covered by Classroom Theory, Assignments & Workshops.

The Dangers of Blank Cartridges will be fully demonstrated and every student will have individual instruction with the various types of firearms that are used in the film industry.

All students will fire Blank Cartridges under Simulated Film Set Conditions.

Role playing with firearms being fired to camera and to other Actors will be fully covered and a written examination completes the course.

If this examination is completed 100% correct a Certificate of Competency & ID Card will be issued.

Why is it 100%

This subject is all about Firearms & Blank Cartridge Safety on the Film Set and the reduction of the
Risk of Injury to Cast & Crew

If I cannot assess you as 100% Competent

Then you are not safe and you will need more training in this area

About the course:-
The 2 Day Courses are held in Melbourne Australia or elsewhere by arrangement
The Class size for the Group Course is 14 students maximum, this provides quality teaching to all students

I also provide:

Private Actor Tuition & Coaching
Individual Courses for a Specific Film Role
Other Courses Specific to your needs can also be arranged

 

 

The course will cover the following

The Role of the Armourer
The Legal Responsibility of the Armourer
The Actors Responsibility
OH&S Issues on the Film Set when firearms are being used
Film Industry Firearms Safety Standards
Film Set Firearms Protocol & Procedures
The Dangers Associated with Firearms on the Film Set
Blank Cartridges & Their Dangers
How the Dangers & Safety Issues are assessed by the Film Armourer
The use of Revolvers & Pistols in Film Production
The use of Rifles & Shotguns in Film Production
The use of Assault Rifles & Machineguns in Film Production

 


The flame from the 9mm Film Industry Blank in the MP5K can be clearly seen in this picture
John Fox supervises Danielle Barht before firing the 9mm Heckler & Koch MP 5 K Machinegun
The large flame from the 9mm Film Industry Blank Cartridge
can be clearly seen in this picture of the MP5K
taken during a test fire on the set of - The Huntsman
( Actors Firearms Safety Course )
John Fox supervises Actress Danielle Barht before firing 9mm Heckler & Koch MP 5 K Machinegun
( Actors Firearms Safety Course )


Danielle Barht with the correct grip for the 9mm Glock 17 Pistol
The Fash from a Highly Visual Film Industry Blank from the Colt M4A3 Carbine
John Fox instructs Danielle Barht - 9mm Glock 17 Pistol
( Actors Firearms Safety Course )
The Flash from The Colt M4A3 Carbine with the Highly Visual
Film Industry Blank
( Actors Firearms Safety Course )


The high pressure expanding gasses and flame can be seen in this picture of the 9mm Beretta 92FS firing a Film Industry Blank Cartridge
John Fox with Actress Danielle Barht discussing the 9mm Heckler & Koch MP 5 K Machinegun
The large flame and the high pressure expanding gasses can be seen in this picture of a Film Industry Blank cartridge being fired in the 9mm Beretta 92FS Pistol the barrel length is 5 inch and the flame is 5 times the barrel length ( 25 inches )
( Actors Firearms Safety Course )
John Fox with Actress Danielle Barht discussing
9mm Heckler & Koch MP 5 K Machinegun
( Actors Firearms Safety Course )
 

 

 

John Fox
Dip OH&S

Film & Television Armourer
Workplace Trainer & Assessor

If you have any questions regarding

The Actors Firearms Safety Course

The Next available Course or Private Tuition

E-Mail to John @ MotionPictureArmourer.com


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