REAL LIFE SUPER HERO'S ARE STUNTMEN'S!!!
STUNTMEN’S- “SUPER HEROS” OF REAL LIFE…
Stuntmens are trained professional who performs a stunt as their career. They are also known as Stunt performer, Stuntwomen or Daredevil. They perform stunts used in a motion picture or television drama. Stunts seen in Movies and TV shows like Car Crashes, Falls from great heights, Drags (like tied behind the vehicle or horses), Various Explosions, etc are performed by these “SUPER HEROS”.
The competencies of a Stuntmen is Physical fitness, daring and acting skills. Their fields of employment are Films, Television, and theatres.
In the early 1900’s to 1960 ’s, stunts were often performed by professional who had trained in that aspect prior to entering the Industry. Rather in current cinema and television stunt performers must be trained and certified by Stunt Performers Organization first, in a variety of disciplines like Martial arts, stage combat, etc. This is done in order to obtain the necessary insurance to perform on stage and silver screen. However, Perfectly Executed Performance often results in unplanned injuries to the stuntmen.
1. LIVE STUNT PERFORMERS
But isn't that so weird that we only recognize the Actor who has been somehow edited in the stunt as if he himself performed that stunt for his audience? These stuntmen inherent risk of their lives to earn for there livelihood and to live for their passion. But the fame and the Wow moment by the audience are enhanced by the Actor who is shown by the movie makers by editing in the performance. The risk exceeds in Live Audience. In films, visible safety mechanism can be removed by editing, but in live performance, the audience may claim if the performance doesn't get coordinated genuinely. To reduce the risk of injury or even death sometimes, most often stunts are Choreographed or Mechanically- Rigged. And hence, the performance seems dangerous but safety mechanism is built into it. Live stunt performers include Escape artists, Sword swallowers, Glass Walkers, Fire eaters, Trapeze artists and many more slideshows and circus performers. They also include Motorcycle display teams and popular WALL OF DEATH.
LIVE STUNT PERFORMERS, ESCAPE ARTISTS, SWORD SWALLOWERS ETC RISKS THEIR LIVES ONLY TO ENTERTAIN THE LIVE AUDIENCES...
2. MODERN COMPUTER GENERATED IMAGERY (CGI) TECHNOLOGY
MODERN COMPUTER-GENERATED IMAGERY (CGI) TECHNOLOGY is considered by many Stunt professionals. While CGI allows Directors to create a stunt that is very expensive, dangerous, as well as impossible to be picturized with real performers. The Backlash has resulted in a new genre of “REAL” Movies Marketed on the basis that scenes generated are Real and “NO CGI” has been used to create the final production of the scene. Some people, such as Buster Keaton, Harry Houdini, Jackie Chan, AKSHAY KUMAR, Pawan Kalyan, Tony Jaa and Jayan acts as both Stunt performers and Daredevils in various parts of their career.
CGI ACHIEVED PREFERENCE BY ACTION DIRECTOR'S NOW A DAYS... TO ENTERTAIN AUDIENCE WITH MORE REALISTIC EFFECTS WITH LESSER RISK TO LIVES...