Useful English phrases: 10 mins to end Stunt man

They have a good body of work behind them-they have many years of experience in this field. This phrase is used for people in arts/people who write books/reports.

…where the principal actors aren’t required-a principal actor can be anyone with a speaking role on camera; however, it will depend on the nature of the production as to who counts as a principal actor.

…it doesn’t quite take the same toll on your body-something that takes a toll on your body ‘stresses’ the body and, over time, can damage muscle, joints etc.

CGI: computer generated imagery-computer generated effects in TV/film.

….doesn’t go into shards-piece of broken glass that typically has sharp edges.

5 mins to 10 mins stunt man interview

The work kind of picked up after that-this means he started to gain more work.

All I wanted to do was make a living from it-earn money to pay for bills, accommodation, and food.

What are the perks of the job-what is are the advantages and good things that come with working in that job.

Amazing sets/amazing scenery– set: film sets, where the film scene is shot. The scenery can be part of the set and also just located outside generally, e.g., the scenery in the countryside was amazing.

I’ve found I’ve had no end of stitches– something which sews the edge of a wound together.

In my downtime– downtime is time spent not working, this usually refers to weekends or holidays but can refer to time in between jobs when the work is on a contract basis.

I rehab everything- to rehabilitate, in this case, rehabilitation after injury.

Keeping myself fit-in this case, in good physical shape and strong.

That’s the pinnacle– a high point in the career of a stunt guy.

Useful English phrases from an interview with a stunt man first 5 mins

I’ve put up sentences with words in bold that I think people learning English might struggle with and I’ve explain what they mean. I’ve also explained useful general vocabulary e.g. vocabulary related to hobbies.

I grew up with a lot of old school TV shows like the A team-this term refers to something which was done differently in the past. Potentially in this context it means retro; something which is done differently now by still is kind of cool. However in other contexts old school can mean something which is outdated and needs to be changed.

Stunt man-a man who performs stunts as a double for an performer in films. Stunts can be physical actions which are complex to performer or acrobatic in nature and thus may be difficult for the performer/may be actions that can potentially result in injury if someone hasn’t had years of training.

It looked like the best, fun lifestyle-way of living

Hobby/sport vocabulary-

Fencing

“Fencing duel” by uwdigitalcollections is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Motor sports


“Motor cycle race” by ramnath bhat is licensed under CC BY 2.0
“Susie Stoddart Mucke Motors Sport AMG Mercedes C Klasse Brands Hatch July 2006 IMG_4768” by tonylanciabeta is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Martial arts/combat sports

“Martial Art Demo during Marine Day Times Square, May 27 – Fleet Week New York 2011” by NYCMarines is licensed under CC BY 2.0
“An English Martial Arts exam” by adamnsinger is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0
“kids martial arts pittsburgh” by PKA Karate is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

Swimming

“swimming” by Jim Bahn is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Trampolining


“Day 285 – Trampoline!” by lintmachine is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Gymnastics

“Men’s gymnastics” by William & Mary Photos is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

rock climbing

“Rock Climbing” by DannonL is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

scuba diving

“Palm Beach SCUBA Diving” by SteelCityHobbies is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Parachuting

“Palm Beach SCUBA Diving” by SteelCityHobbies is licensed under CC BY 2.0

I’ve trained in gymnastics but I had to specifically gear that towards, the requirements of the British stunt register– gear towards (make it suitable for a particular purpose-in this case eligibility for the stunt register).

..it wasn’t as people would imagine that as soon as your qualified your phone will be ringing off the hook– to have gained a qualification after studying an academic or vocational qualification. To ring off the hook-to have people phoning constantly.