In this episode, No Film School’s GG Hawkins and director Sam Hargrave discuss:

  • The transition from stunt performing to directing

  • What a “stunt vis” is and why it's important for efficiency and safety on set

  • How directing a film is like being a switchboard operator

  • Why filming Extraction 2 was more challenging than the first film

  • Wanting to give the audience more the second time around

  • The specifics of the casting process

  • Operating the camera on the more dangerous scenes 

  • Landing a helicopter onto a moving train

  • Making others feel invested in your project

  • Sam’s approach to emailing those he works with

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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by GG Hawkins.