If you play with fire you will get burned–unless you know how to ‘play’ safely. Professional stuntman and special effect coordinator, Kristian Hilton, is willing to teach a select group of people to learn how to do exactly that.
The Firebug Bootcamp is a two-day event with the aim of introducing and teaching safe ways to handle and experiment with fire, and related skills.
Fire is an element that has long been an object of fascination for mankind, with a wide variety of applications. The Firebug Bootcamp is an intensive experience, but is applicable for a wide range of skill sets – teaching a number of skills in the broad areas where fire can be used as entertainment.
For organiser Kristian Hilton the weekend holds greater purpose and meaning as it is the first in what he hopes will be many workshops aimed at teaching Hollywood style stunts. The desire to hold such workshops is twofold, firstly a desire to impart knowledge and skills, safely introducing newcomers into a tight knit industry that is often secretive with their skills and knowledge.
For Hilton it is important that the youth learn how to do stunts safely, without hurting themselves or others and for them to learn how to achieve longevity as stunt performers, especially in Australia’s booming film industry.
The second reason for Hilton’s personal investment is to help at risk youth find a place where they can get all the adrenaline rushes they need without turning to drugs. He believes mentoring – such as that would be provided through these workshops can greatly help with both categories, giving a place to turn and preventing stupid, and dangerous, mistakes.
If all goes well Firebug boot camp will be the first of many workshops run by Kristian Hilton, and it will definitely be an unforgettable experience.
DATES: Friday 29th September & Saturday 30th September
LOCATION: Golden Plains Shire
COST: $440 GST inc
INCLUSIVE: All theory & practical materials + safety equipment, gels, clothing, extinguishers etc