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Old July 29th, 2003, 11:10 PM   #1
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Amateur stuntwork

I am a 14 year old filmmaker who, I would like to say, is very at coming up with real looking stunts, cheap.

But for my new film, I need to use wirework. I can get the wire, and the rig, but I need a body harness, or something like it.

I searched the net, and I am not going to spend $100 on a body harness. I need to know where I can get a good harness for around 30 bucks, or even an alternative. Where could I go to get one?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old July 30th, 2003, 12:28 AM   #2
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At a sporting goods store or mountaineering outfitter's, $30 will buy you the lowest end rappeller's harness, which provides only pelvic support. Why skimp on a support device, when you'll be placing your life in its hands? Or worse, another's life? Give your stunt work the budget it deserves. A fall from even a few feet can prove injurious. Not to mention, the $30 harness will be unpadded and quite uncomfortable.
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Old July 30th, 2003, 05:05 AM   #3
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If you are on a budget and need extra equipment for your stunt, just look to your high school sports department. They usually have a number of matts, non-skid surfaces, pads, and possibly even wires and harnesses (for gymnastics). Whenever doing a stunt, remember safety first. Also, if performing the stunt is too dangerous, difficult etc. consider using camera tricks and editing techniques to achieve the same result.
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Old July 30th, 2003, 10:04 AM   #4
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My stunts are hardly ever dangerous, and if they are, I do them. I've broken a lot of bones, so as long as the shot looks good, I'LL do it.

I'll have to check with my high school...

Thanks for the input guys... Now I just gotta make a decision about what I'm gonna do...
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