Believe it or not, PrepYou.Eu started life nearly seven years ago delivering training to actors from Eastern Europe’s largest film studio, Nu Boyana. Since then, PrepYou.Eu DS (Directing Staff) has been involved in several Hollywood movies and international TV productions at all THREE studios based in Sofia including The Hit Mans Bodyguard, The Outpost and Hellboy to name but a few with more in production!
Our First EVER Actros Training Course in 2017
Since then, we have trained literally thousands of civilian students – including several Bulgarian and international actors – in “General Weapon Competency” alongside our regular students. Recently, there has been a lot of attention paid to Firearm Safety on Set, and as a result of the now-infamous “Rust Incident” which saw Hollywood A-Lister Alec Baldwin shoot dead one of his colleagues on set in 2021.
In our opinion, Baldwin was 100% responsible for the death of his colleague not only being the “operator” of the weapon that killed her but also being a Producer of the production. Mr Baldwin benefits from a vast family fortune and a suitably expensive legal team. Will he face trial?
As a result of this massive failure of protocol on set, we have re-designed our original Actors Training Package to not only address the issue of making sure all actors are suitably trained to use all types of firearm from airsoft, blank and live firing weapon systems as well as all the handover and safety protocols which should be observed on every single production regardless of location.
This course cover 19 modules that can be delivered individually for students living in Bulgaria or as a four-day residential training course based at our Team House in Boyana, Sofia, just 500 meters away from Nu Boyana.
The modules cover both “Dry” and Live Weapon Training and include:
- “Best of Breed” Action Movies & Why
- Safety protocols on set whilst using firearms
- NSPs – Normal Saftey Procedures
- Core Skills – Pistols
- Glock & Sig Saur
- Core Skills – Rifles
- Sniper rifles
- Core Skills – Sub-Machine Guns
- MP5, etc
- Core Skills – Tactical Shotguns
- Pump & magazine-fed semi-auto
- Shooting from different positions and from cover
- Individual Fire and Manoeuvre
- Pairs Fire and Manoeuvre
- Introduction to fighting in buildings (CQB/FIBUA)
- Shooting with Optics
- Instinctive Shooting – ( & Shooting with both eyes open)
- Transition Drills – Rifle to pistol
- Deliberate and Emergency Magazine Changes & Stoppages
- Kit & Equipment – Military
- Kit & Equipment – Law Enforcement
- The British Army Six Section Battle Drills – Winning a gunfight – The Process!
- Introduction to Krav Maga (Israeli self-defence system/Unarmed combat)
Actor Specific Training:
- Character development
- Showreel creation
- Sexual Harassment and the Film Industry – A look at “#MeToo”
We are well used to all types of students wanting to take away memories of their training experience with PrepYou.Eu and obviously, actors have an added reason to record their progress; ShowReels!
We provide suitable equipment to help you capture your progress for every Training Module and
have the experience to place your cameras in the best locations around the training facilities to allow you to capture a massive amount of raw footage to edit yourself into your own masterpiece! On top of this, we will also be recording your Assessment Days (Confirmation of Learning) which will be themed around scenarios from popular action movies we have previously discussed in other Modules. This will usually involve drone footage and multiple static cameras to capture you and your fellow “Operators” use of live weapons and pyrotechnics under realistic but controlled scenarios.
Any experienced camera operators are also welcome to join the Modules and assist with our ShowReel production.
- Every Tuesday 1900-2100 Local – Team House, Boyana or MS Teams
- Every Sunday – 1300-1600 Local – PrepYou.Eu Training Centre, Lozen
4 Day Residential – All Modules
- 28th April – 1st May 2022
- 30th June – 3rd July 2022
- 29th September – 2nd October 2022
- All weapon, range and target hire
- All instruction
- All Safety Equipment
- Basic Tactical Equipment – Holsters, Slings, Pouches, Body armour, etc
- 4 Day Residential Only
- All Accommodation & Food**
- All transport to and from the training centre/s*
What’s Not Included:
- Transport to and from training centre/s*
- Accommodation & Food**
- Suitable tactical clothing and footwear for training – Kit list to be supplied on sign-up
- Decent training belt to mount holsters/pouches