FIREARMS FOR FILM AND TELEVISION
Instructor: Mike Tristano-Armorer
1. INTRODUCTION TO THE USE OF FIREARMS FOR MOVIES & TV A. What types of Firearms are actually used ( blank-firing, replicas, rubbers, non-guns, UTM guns, etc.) B. Blanks – all of the different types of blanks used on set. C. Safety during actor/actress training, and on set.
2 PERIOD FIREARMS A. 1980 to the Present – the modern period. B. 1945 to 1980 – The Post War period. C. 1897 to 1945 – Spanish American War through WW 2. D. 1873 to 1897 – the introduction of cartridge firing weapons. The American West and the Indian Wars. E. 1836 to 1873 – the Cap & Ball / Percussion Era, and the American Civil War. F. 1750 to 1836 – the Flintlock Era. The French & Indian War, the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and the Napoleonic Wars. G. 1400s to 1750 – Matchlocks, Wheel Locks, Dog Locks and Iron Locks. The Golden Age of Piracy, The English Civil War and the Age of the Samurai. H. Pre-1400s – The Medieval Era. Hand Cannons and Culverins
3. PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION OF FIRING BLANKS FROM DIFFERENT WEAPONS A. Modern Handguns – 1 semi-automatic Beretta and 1 357 Magnum revolvers. B. Shotguns – 1 pump shotgun and one double-barrel shotgun C. Rifles – 1 bolt-action rifle and 1 semi-automatic assault rifle ( M16A2 ) D. Western period firearms – 1 Colt Peacemaker and 1 Winchester lever-action rifle E. Percussion Weapons – 1 percussion handgun, 1 percussion revolver and 1 percussion musket / rifle F. Flintlock Weapons – 1 flintlock pistol and 1 flintlock long gun.
Parts 1 and 2 will include lecture, demonstration, and question and answer time. Part 3 will actually have live fire as a demo, and practical hands-on work for the students.
It will be a pretty amazing day for the students.
There is no other course like this anywhere.
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Policy information: No refunds given after Friday March 2, 2018.
Minimum age for participation is 18 years old.
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