FILMCRAFT: Stunts with Kai Nuuhiwa
Friday, January 31, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PST)
ABOUT THIS EVENT:
Since the beginning of movies, stunts have created excitement. Stunt Coordinator and performer Kai Nuuhiwa (AMERICAN HUSTLE, THE POSSESSION, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES) will give students an overview of the stunt trade. Through an engaging interactive presentation, Kai will demonstrate the process of stunt work with a team of trained professionals and show you how to properly design eye-popping action sequences without ignoring safety. He will teach you to integrate action into your next project along with a live performance from a special celebrity guest, Brandon Molale.
ABOUT THE GUESTS:
KAI NUUHIWA began his career as an extra on WATERWORLD with his dad (a retired stuntman and rigger for over 28 years). He would take on many stunt roles and double for such actors as Ashton Kutcher, John Cusack, Benjamin Bratt, Julian McMahaon, Benicio del Toro, Nicolas Cage and more.
FUN FACT: Kai was a stunt coordinator and producer on various LMU SFTV productions from 2009-2013.
Michael Di Angelo
Aaron Toney (JAM)
Annie Ellis (Stuntwomen's Org)
Jennifer Webster (TWSAF)
What is FilmCraft?
FilmCraft is a new series that supplements the academic program by bringing industry professionals to campus for in-depth presentations focusing on the craft and business of filmmaking. Guests offer students and recent alumni practical advice and behind-the-scenes perspectives on subjects including casting, stunt execution, special effects safety, film festival planning and crowd-funding, introducing students to career paths and sharpening production skills that help students to be better-informed and better-connected filmmakers.