Netflix India recently hosted a workshop for stunt artists, presenting top-notch safety measures to 50 prominent figures in the stunt and SFX communities. The training incorporated real-life case studies and shared practical experiences. Additionally, artists were exposed to live demonstrations involving scenarios like fire manipulation and enhanced techniques for aerial stunts. Stunts are one of the most crucial part of the entertainment industry and the most hazardous as well.
The streaming giant partnered with Movie Stunt Artist Association to conduct the workshop. The aim of the workshop was to equip stunt artists with global practices of assessing risks, and performing high stunts of high stakes.
Leading action director Aejaz Gulab, who also serves as the General Secretary of the Movie Stunt Artist Association, and Momentum India CEO Rohan Oberoi also provided the attendees with advice and views.
Aejaz Gulab said, “Our goal is to minimize the risks involved in performing stunts and creating stunning visuals on screen for the entertainment industry. We also aim to address the medical and legal responsibilities related to skill progression.
The statement read Manas Malhotra, Director, Production at Netflix India, added, “Members of the stunts and SFX community have been doing inspiring work. This workshop focuses on bringing in global best practices and incorporating our learnings from other industries to elevate safety practices on sets in India. We believe in pushing the boundaries of creativity and innovation while ensuring that safety is never compromised.”