1. Action Design.
a. Design action with the safety of the cast, crew,
stunt team, and location as the number one priority.
b. Design action that is very safe but looks
dangerous. Risk assessment is completed with every bit of action we
do; from a simple fight to a complicated high-speed winch stunt.
c. Design redundancy into every stunt.
d. You can’t always take the stunt out of stunts, but utilizing our state of
the art technology we can achieve the look of action with limited
inherent risk. This increases safety to performers, improves efficiency
and ultimately saves time and money.
e. Stunt Connection will not allow for unnecessary
risk when designing a stunt. Injuries are expensive and can cost the
production time, but more importantly we want everyone to go home
f. Stunt Connection uses science and ergonomics
when designing action.
2. The right person for the job.
a. Stunt Connection will only cast the right person
for the job. The right person must have the right look, and skill set
to safely achieve the Director’s vision within a timely manor.
Mistakes cost the production time and money,
and put the cast at risk.
b. Stunt connection will only employ the right
person for the job. You are hired based on skill and look,
and not because of friendship.
c. Rigging of a stunt can sometimes be the most complicated and
dangerous part of capturing action. It is imperative to have someone
qualified to safely design and build your rigging needs. Our Stunt
Riggers have an extensive education in rigging, and the experience to
safely assess, calculate and execute the most complicated action
a. Stunt Connection utilizes state of the art
equipment to achieve the Directors’ vision.
b. For example:
i. Our airbags are custom patented technology that not only
adds safety to trained stunt professionals, but allows the
flexibility to safely intergrade actors into the action. This
technology will allow you to capture more of your actor giving
a better overall look to your final product.
ii. We have special effects in-line controllers to improve the
timing of an explosion, and help protect the performer from
injury. The controller safeguards against premature
explosion, and has a built in safety stop that inhibits the
effects if the performer aborts the stunt.
iii. Our air rams are custom built low-pressure progressive air
rams with built in redundancies along with a SFX controller
iv. Our ratchets are custom built low-pressure systems with built
in safety redundancies along with a SFX controller
connection. The ratchets are repeatable and programmable
for consistency and reliability.
v. Our winches are 0-fleet winches with several redundancies
built in for added safety.
vi. Our crash pads and pits are made with top of the line foam
for better energy absorption.
a. Our years of experience have led to planning
techniques designed to make our day more safe and efficient, which
saves the production time and money.
b. We have the capability of shooting a pre-visual
of the action. This ensures the action designed and delivered is the
action the director wants. This will save time and money.
c. We have a facility to test the action. This will
reduce the location costs of on-location prep days. This includes
testing of complicated stunt driving sequences.
This is achieved in four steps:
Stunt Connection is owned and operated by Chick Bernhard who
is a veteran Stuntman/Stunt coordinator/Second Unit Director with 40 years of experience. Partnering with Eric “ET” Miranda whom is a veteran Stuntman with 17 years of experience and the Stunt Coordinator for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And Rosie Bernhard Veteran Stunt Women. Stunt Connection can bring any vision to life for live entertainmentor film and TV.
Stunt Connection is committed to delivering safe action that tells the story within budget. We have the resources and experience to bring any vision to life no matter how elaborate it might be.