Russ Normandy

Biography

Russ Normandy blew a hole in the ceiling of his high school gym with a science fair rocket, was the conductor of a symphony orchestra, a sword fighter in a renaissance fair, and chased giraffes in Africa.

Where to find Russ Normandy online


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Non-fiction books from Russ Normandy
E-books include ACTING YOUR WAY TO HOLLYWOOD; WORDS WHISPER, ACTIONS THUNDER; MODERN FIGHTING FOR STAGE & SCREEN; SWORD DUELING FOR STAGE AND SCREEN; MEDIEVAL & FANTASY FIGHTING FOR STAGE & SCREEN; and SWORDS AND FISTS.

The Out of Harm's Way dramatic fighting series
The 4 books of the Out of Harm's Way dramatic fighting series: MODERN FIGHTING FOR STAGE & SCREEN, SWORD DUELING FOR STAGE & SCREEN, MEDIEVAL AND FANTASY FIGHTING FOR STAGE AND SCREEN, and SWORDS AND FISTS (instructor's manual).

Acting Your Way to Hollywood
A guide to transitioning from acting on the stage to acting in university, local, and independent films.

Words Whisper, Actions Thunder
A practical guide to movement for actors of the stage and screen. The text begins with the basic elements and proceeds through advanced work. Designed for college level work, it is also suitable for advanced high school programs. Contains photos, exercises, and sample movement pieces for performance.

Medieval & Fantasy Fighting for Stage & Screen
Technique and choreography for broadswords, quarterstaves, and other medieval and fantasy weapons. Book III of OUT OF HARM'S WAY fighting series.

Modern Fighting for Stage and Screen
Techniques and safety procedures for staging unarmed and firearms fights for plays and films. Detailed descriptions for executing punches, kicks, wards, throws, and falls. Firearm work includes safety, loading, stage business, and field striping. Book I of OUT OF HARM'S WAY fighting series.

Sword Dueling for Stage and Screen
Techniques for creating sword fights using rapier and dagger, single rapier, and small sword. Emphasis is placed upon principles of safety, blade work, and footwork.

Swords & Fists: Instructor's Manual
Book Four of the the dramatic fighting series, Out of Harm's Way. Includes 450 exercises for unarmed fighting, firearms, rapier and dagger, single rapier, broadsword, small sword, staff, Hollywood swordplay, and fantasy fighting. Also strategies and advice for teaching stage combat.

Series

Out of Harm's Way
Dramatic fighting for the stage and screen written by a fight arranger and stunt man with a quarter-century of experience. The series of three books and an instructor's manual includes unarmed fighting, rapier and dagger, single rapier, small sword, broadsword, Hollywood swordplay, fantasy fighting, quarterstaff, and firearms. Written on a college level but can be used in high schools. Realistic fighting is balanced with safety.

Swords & Fists

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Books

Words Whisper, Actions Thunder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,100. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
A practical guide to movement for actors of the stage and screen. The text begins with the basic elements and proceeds through advanced work. Designed for college-level work, it is also suitable for advanced high school programs. Contains photos, exercises, and sample movement pieces for performance.
Swords & Fists
Series: Out of Harm's Way, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 46,290. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Visual & Performing Arts, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
A manual for instructors of stage combat and serious students. Includes 435 exercises for class use, along with terms, photos and drawings, sample tests, and tips for teaching. The manual is a complement to the three books of the OUT OF HARM'S WAY series: Modern Fighting for Stage and Screen, Sword Dueling for Stage and Screen, and Medieval and Fantasy Fighting for Stage and Screen.
Medieval and Fantasy Fighting for Stage and Screen
Series: Out of Harm's Way, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,370. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Visual & Performing Arts, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Technique and choreography for broadswords, quarterstaves, and other medieval and fantasy weapons.
Sword Dueling for Stage & Screen
Series: Out of Harm's Way, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,370. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Techniques for creating sword fights using rapier and dagger, single rapier, and small sword. Emphasis is placed upon principles of safety, blade work, and footwork.
Modern Fighting for Stage and Screen
Series: Out of Harm's Way, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,280. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Techniques and safety procedures for staging unarmed and firearms fights for plays and films.
Acting Your Way to Hollywood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,760. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
A guide to transitioning from acting on the stage to acting in university, local, and independent films.

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