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VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION – How to do AK- reloads for film, movies and TV shows, Movies & Theater, Heat Movie Gun Training Classes. That’s what we’ll answer in today’s video. Hi, my name is Dillon Wilson with CBT Stunt Alliance. Train hard, perform easy. We help actors, stunt performers, filmmakers and content creators on professional stunt training for use in film TV and live action entertainment.
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So why use an AK- reload for film and TV production? Well, for two reasons: one, amazing production value. They significantly boost production value especially for any type of movie gun choreography and two, for character development. The audience definitely believes your character when you can perform this technique properly. Check out the clip from the movie Heat to see carbine reloads in action, what they do for character development and how much they add to your, could add to your real or even any production.
Now, I’m actually an experienced Stunt coordinator in armor for film and TV turned full-time director. This is something I plan to do from the beginning of my career. Even attending and graduating films, collection director. Along my journey, I noticed that being a stunt coordinator and armor made me a better director, and being a director, made me a better stunt coordinator armor. Now, how this benefits you is that I can share with you insights and experience from both sides of the camera as well through all phases of production.
Okay so before we begin movie gun training, we always do a safety briefing. This is different than the one that we do on set since you’re at home and we’re not actually issuing any prop guns to you yet with us safety there’s always paramount. AK 47 reloads for film tv shows, AK 47 reloads for film tv and movies theater, commercials, comedy, movie gun training, movie shooting training, heat movie gun training, movie weapons training, Dillon Wilson, Stunt Coordinator, CBT Stunt Alliance, Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta.
This will serve as your safety briefing. Again, it’s different than the ones that we do on set since we’re not issuing you with any movie gaps yet, since we wish to instill safe practices into you, we modified it for your benefit. So pick up your movie prompt gun, keep your finger off the trigger, make sure it’s on safe as well as unloaded. So finger here and frame unloaded, same with this one finger here, unload it and it’s unsafe. Now, as a reminder, never do any movie gun training with real Firearms, do not do dry fire, make sure you invest in a good movie prop. If you need to find one, watch our video on how to get a movie prop gun for cheap, the link is below this video. We’re going to cover some prop gun safety rules that you can use at home.
These are different from gun safety rules that you use on a live high range, you can learn more about the differences with our highly popular video real firearms training versus movie gun training. So I wish for you to memorize the acronym DAIFU or DIFU. The DI stands for Direction. So we always want you, always want to point the movie gun in a safe Direction and never point it at another person, even if it’s a you know airsoft or something like that, doesn’t matter. You always, you always train the same way. So there are two directions that are, you are clear to point the firearm in. One is straight down into the ground, so if you’re up standing around, you’re between scenes or something, you can take the pistol or the carbine and just let it hang by your side and point straight down to the ground, that’s a safe Direction. AK 47 reloads for film tv shows, AK 47 reloads for film tv and movies theater, commercials, comedy, movie gun training, movie shooting training, heat movie gun training, movie weapons training, Dillon Wilson, Stunt Coordinator, CBT Stunt Alliance, Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta.
AK 47 Reloads for Film, TV shows, Movies & Theater TIP 1
The second direction is whatever the armor determines to be downrange which is safe and for you, that’ll be a wall, so you choose a wall in your house or your apartment, make sure it is not a place that’s highly traffic where people can walk in front of you or something, it could even be aiming inside of a closet, right so whatever whatever place is good for you, for me it’s going to be a 180 degree Arc from this wall, all the way out to a camera to this wall. I won’t be pointing back that way because sometimes, I’ll have to show you like this and then sometimes, I’ll show you like this, so then this degree Arc is my is downrange for me, yet I won’t point it back that way and this is how you have to be, so you always are aware of where you’re pointing, your your movie product.
The F is you always keep your finger off the trigger and you want to keep it on the frame of any movie prop gun that you’re carrying. Keep it, oh wait don’t put it here, some people put it here in a trigger guard or something like that, no. Keep it on the frame until the armorer tells you or shows you otherwise. The U stands for unloaded. So keep it unloaded. You can always check and make sure it’s unloaded. Once again, until the armor tells or shows you otherwise, okay, this concludes our safety briefing. Now you’ve done that, go ahead and insert one magazine into your movie prop gun and listen to the instructions given by the armor.
So in today’s instructional, we’re going to cover how to do a a speed reload with an AK- it’s actually from our Master course. This one is unique, it’s one that’s not hasn’t really been seen before in film and TV. So if you’re using it in your reel or in an audition or something, you’re going to really stand out. So we’re going to demonstrate it first and then break it down step by step on what you uh and how to actually do it.
AK 47 Reloads for Film, TV shows, Movies & Theater TIP 2
So we start out first by shouldering it and we’re going to fire three times and when you’re holding an AK, you can put your thumb here on the hand guards, just like that, not here because it get burned on the tube or you can hold it like this, either way, it’s fine. So we’re here and what we’re going to do, the shooting Cadence is going to be bang bang, click, the you’re going to notice on the click that the barrel does not rise, that’s when we’re going to initiate doing the reload bang bang click, bang bang bang and that’s it. So we’re going to cover now how to actually do it. So one of the key things is staging everything and there are other ways of reloading an AK- obviously this is not the only way, it ideally you wish to have a way that is not common and that is Cinematic and stands out because that’s going to get the article. Oh, that looks different, oh that’s interesting. And the same thing is going to happen with production, a producer director. So with the M, when we stage magazines, we usually going to Stage them with the bullets facing forward and we grab the magazine with the finger on the front, so we can actually point, point the magazine into the carbine when we’re reloading it with this though, we’re going to do the exact opposite.
We’re going to see how the bend is facing forward, that curve is facing forward. We’re going to flip it so that the bend is facing away, see that? And the reason we’re going to do this is because when we go to grab the magazine, we want to hold the magazine in our hand like this, so much, see where the magazines have all this extra space, not like this like, this. So I can actually hold another magazine, I can hold two magazines in my hand right, that’s that’s the key thing. So when we grab it, we want to grab it like that. Okay now, that’s the key development. So let’s walk it through step by step. So we’re here and early in another video, you learn how to fire a carbine properly with the stance and everything, so we’re here, we’re gonna pull the trigger, we’re going to expire bang bang, click. At this point, we’re going to keep the carbine locked into our shoulder. AK 47 reloads for film tv shows, AK 47 reloads for film tv and movies theater, commercials, comedy, movie gun training, movie shooting training, heat movie gun training, movie weapons training, Dillon Wilson, Stunt Coordinator, CBT Stunt Alliance, Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta.
We’re going to keep a cheek of stock Weld and all we’re going to do is let go with the firing hand, grab the charging handle and pull the charging handle back, right, and that’s what’s going to keep it locked into our shoulder. You see, that we’re going to keep it locked into our shoulder, so that looks so usually when you do a reload, you put the new magazine in. And the other ways of reloading AK is you take it out and you’re here, you put a new magazine in and you gotta, you got to work the charging handle underneath or charge the handle over the top and then you put it back into your shoulder and continue firing.
AK 47 Reloads for Film, TV shows, Movies & Theater TIP 3
The benefit of this one is you never take it, you never break a cheek to Stockwell, you keep it there the whole time so it looks different, so everyone else is coming here to reload or something and you’re, you’re staying here the whole time and now since the charging handle is already to the rear, the moment you put the new magazine in, you just release the charging handle and your insulated fire it actually, your uh p-wax able to shoot faster this way than with the other reloads. Alright, so let’s walk through it, bang bang, click, hold back the charging handle with this hand, we’re going to grab that magazine the way I showed you before. See that extra thumb now, here’s the thing, this is how we drop the mag on an AK- by pushing it right in here, depressing that, that’s the magazine, release right. So this thumb is going to come up and press that magazine, release take any other magazine out and drop of the magazine and we’re going to insert the toe of the magazine into the magazine well and lock it in the heel. That’s what we do.
So at this point, once we’re here, we do that, this hand and leaves the magazine, goes back to the grips, we release a charging handle and and resume firing, Bang Bang. Alright, so we’re doing it so, this is called the toe of the magazine, this is called the heel, we’re going to do that again, a little smoother. Once again, you know how to stage it. Now so if you have, your make sure you have your AK and you’re following along with this, so once again bang bang, click, grab the charging handle, pull to the rear, secure the other magazine with that extra space, reach out with the thumb, the press the magazine release, drop it on the ground, insert the toe the new one lock in the heel, grab the the four grips, release the charging handle, resume firing bang bang bang.
So it’s simple. Uh when you practice just again, just knowing those steps, it actually saves off time from the other ways. Now one of the things that we always do for a CBT stunt team for ourselves and even for our students, whatever we do on one side, we always do on the other.
Heat Movie Gun Training Tip 4
So we always practice being ambidextrous and if you watch any of our videos, you know this because you, there’s a variety of reasons for doing this, yeah here’s one, exception can’t do this one on both sides because if you switch shoulders, right, you can’t hold the charging handle back with the left hand. Alright, so you could only do this one, this type of uh, speed reload on the right side because that’s where the charging handle is and that’s how you’d have to operate it right, since there’s no charging handle on the left side, we can’t do it on both sides, so this one you just become really good with the uh, with the right, right side and uh, you see all, notice all the steps.
Now, the key thing is knowing how to prep the magazine, how to stage it properly first, how to hold the magazine in your hand as far as worth practicing, holding it like that, so you have all the extra space and then as you’re coming up, depressing the magazine, release dropping the old magazine, putting the toe in, locking the heel in back here and letting it go. Alright, so those are all the steps. Go ahead and pause the video and practice doing that. Now broken down step by step to make it easy for you to understand. Lastly we’ll finish up by sharing some tips for character development film and TV production recommendations and more.
So we’ll worth the investment if you’re serious about adding rifle carbine and shotgun movie gun training to your current acting or stunt performance skill set. And I understand that most other performers and actors don’t invest in movie gun training, a small percentage invest in real gun tactical training and learn the most basic of skills, also local movie gun training classes are very rare and virtually, never teach this type of stuff. They focus more on you, walking around, looking tactical and none of the other skills, so you’ll have a significant Advantage when auditioning and Performing. Now we’ll finish up by sharing some tips for character development, film and TV production recommendations and more. AK 47 reloads for film tv shows, AK 47 reloads for film tv and movies theater, commercials, comedy, movie gun training, movie shooting training, heat movie gun training, movie weapons training, Dillon Wilson, Stunt Coordinator, CBT Stunt Alliance, Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta.
Heat Movie Gun Training Tip 5:
Alright, some helpful tips. Cinematically one of the things that you can do to really maximize production value is duck behind cover, when you do it and we’re going to demonstrate that now. So, just imagine, there’s like a you know, we’re shooting around a corner or a pillar or a tree and we’re here firing bang bang, click, right. Now, we’re going to duck behind, cover grab it, perform the reload, come right back, bang bang bang, do that and so what that does, it adds a lot more to the action sequence instead of you just standing there the whole time, just doing it, it always heightens the stakes, unless the audience know that you are a mortal character that you can be killed and that you’ve had more training because really, only people with training are going to sit there and after firing and realizing that they have to reload stuff behind, cover, do a quick reload and come right back and fire, if you know it’s a lot of times in movies and TV shows and years past you know, the actors or performers would shoot and then when they run out of bullets, they’d be surprised you know.
They’re supposed to be experienced soldiers in law enforcement, they’re going bang bang, bang bang bang, click and they’re like, they’re so surprised that the firearm is empty, and even worse, some of them take the firearm and throw it at the person. It’s like, what the hell are you doing, right?
Heat Movie Gun Training Tip 6:
So uh one of the ways of increasing the stakes and making that look really badass is ducking behind cover. My next thing is the roles that this works for are obviously a military, depending on the military, you know that uh military force that you’re playing, are right, you know, depending on where you are in the world, when you’re playing the military and the U.S usually the villains are the ones carrying the the AK- or elite soldiers, especially in the in the US military. Even Special Forces and our Elites, uh military uh elite soldiers train with other weapons as well. So we’ll work for lead soldiers, uh, also even mercenaries all day every day, it would not be good to use to play law enforcement roles like police or even SWAT because they don’t, even in the US, they don’t even use weapons like this. AK 47 reloads for film tv shows, AK 47 reloads for film tv and movies theater, commercials, comedy, movie gun training, movie shooting training, heat movie gun training, movie weapons training, Dillon Wilson, Stunt Coordinator, CBT Stunt Alliance, Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta.
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