PHYSICAL ABILITIES COACHING
During the process of creating each character I will work closely with the actor as-well as the Visual and Makeup FX Teams to create each physical movement and prosthetic function. When portraying an amputee character it is so important to visualize and create a very real performance in every aspect of the characters performance and body language.
The biggest process is working with prosthetics and learning to puppeteer rods for each movement and rig prepared. I work with the actor through the molding and creation of each prosthetic, confirming the comfort and functional abilities of each rig and attachment.
After the molds and prosthetics have been created then we begin training the physical movements done with the prosthetics. We will also rehearse options done with only visual effects and no rigs attached to be prepared for different shots on-set. Using my personal experience of adaptions and methods I use being an amputee, it helps the actor create a more understanding and in-depth connection with their character.