StudentFilmmakers.com and Student Filmmakers Magazine are excited to announce a unique opportunity for filmmakers, students, professors, teachers, educators, and schools worldwide to join a live filmmaking webinar featuring the renowned award-winning fight choreographer and director, Kevin Inouye. The webinar titled, “Airsoft Gun Props in Filmmaking: Safety Essentials to Pro Tricks,” aims to offer invaluable insights into the use of airsoft guns as props in filmmaking for both student filmmakers and independent filmmakers.
The live webinar will take place on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, and will run from 10:00am PST to 11:15am PST (California time).
This engaging and informative webinar is open to individuals of all levels, from novice filmmakers to seasoned professionals. Professors, teachers, and educators are encouraged to share this opportunity with their colleagues and students.
Registration for the event is absolutely free. To secure your spot, we recommend pre-registering early to ensure your seat. After completing the online registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom link. Please double-check your email address and keep an eye on your inbox for this important information.
The focal point of this webinar revolves around airsoft guns, which have emerged as the preferred choice for gun props in independent films and television productions. Kevin Inouye, with his extensive experience in the industry, will guide participants through the legalities, safety precautions, design tricks, and creative techniques associated with using airsoft guns in filmmaking projects.
Key Topics Covered:
- Legal considerations
- Safety measures
- Design hacks
- Creative techniques
- Choosing the right airsoft gun
- Decommissioning and modification
- Patina application
- Cost-effective innovative hacks
- Elevating visual quality
- Boosting production value on a budget
If you have not yet had the chance to participate in a StudentFilmmakers.com webinar, here are some key highlights from our recent webinar survey feedback.
“This is a great resource for indie filmmakers to educate themselves in all aspects of filmmaking. Thank you to Student Filmmakers for putting this together.”
“Student Filmmakers Magazine has done us a tremendous benefit by making these webinars happen.”
“Always great to login and study with the professional filmmakers at Student Filmmakers!”
This webinar caters to the needs of a diverse audience, including props artisans, directors, cinematographers, beginners, and seasoned professionals. It’s a unique opportunity to expand your cinematic toolbox and gain valuable insights into the art of incorporating airsoft guns into your projects.
Register today to secure your spot and elevate your filmmaking skills.
A specialist in physical acting and dramatic conflict, Kevin Inouye has over two decade’s experience with stage and screen combat and prop weaponry, as well as a variety of martial arts and theatrical styles. He holds Teacher Certification and Theatrical Firearms Safety Instructor rank with the Society of American Fight Directors, is a Certified Teacher with the National Michael Chekhov Association, Instructor Level II with Margolis Method International, Assistant Faculty with Theatrical Intimacy Education, has an MFA in Theatre Pedagogy, SAG-AFTRA union actor and stunt performer membership, is sole proprietor of a prop weapons rental business, and is an award-winning fight choreographer. He continues to teach acting, movement, and stage combat at schools, theatres, and workshops across North America. He has previously served as Assistant Professor of Movement, Acting, & Stage Combat at Case Western Reserve University and the CWRU/Cleveland Playhouse MFA Acting Program, Assistant Professor of Acting, Movement, & Stage Combat at the University of Wyoming, and taught courses at the College of William & Mary, Christopher Newport University, and Virginia Commonwealth University.
In addition to the Theatrical Firearms Handbook and the Screen Combat Handbook with Focal Press, Kevin wrote a chapter in Physical Dramaturgy (Routledge, 2018) and has contributed journal articles for The Fight Master, Student Filmmakers Magazine and other publications.