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Re: jobs related to parkour?
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2008, 03:57:22 PM »
Just because the CIA as an entity hasn't heard about it doesnt mean everyone in the CIA is totally green to parkour training.  You don't even need to be that good to make use of basic techs like rolls and pop vaults to make persuits easier, no matter who you are, CIA, NSA, FBI, NYPD or just some schmuck on the street.

True, which is why I totally respect the fact that Primal is offering parkour training to people in those jobs.
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Re: jobs related to parkour?
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2008, 05:34:35 PM »
Well, from what I've heard yes, getting into the stunt man business is quite hard because it is so competitive.

As far as military, and law enforcement go, yes it would be a very good skill to have, even if you only learned a few things, like rolls, etc...

I had planned on practicing my parkour whilst I am in the military, not boot camp of course there would be no time, but even still practice it in the service, it would help me stay in shape, and whatnot, and maybe a few others would see me practicing and want to get into it, I could spread it from the inside.
(btw: July I get off probation, and then I enlist.)

However, if you're an actor, or say.. you play a small part in a movie, instead of being a stunt man... it would totally work out in your favor as far as use of parkour in films go.
I am thinking mostly of Sebastien Foucans part in the new 007 movie Casino Royale.


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Re: jobs related to parkour?
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2008, 03:19:33 PM »
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haha @ being a stuntman.  Good luck with that.

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at least 4 of the traceurs I have trained with since I started in NYC have been involved, on some level, in the production of a movie/TV show.  Of the 4, i think only 1 of them DIDN'T do parkour in their segment...I don't want to name names because it's not my place.

Parkour is great for chase scenes.  Overcomming obstacles gracefully and quickly looks cool and is great for TV. You just can't expect to make a tremendously lucrative living off of it immediately.

Don't forget, theres also motion capture that is good for movies and video games.  I Am Legend definitely used traceurs for their motion capture and Assassin's Creed probably does too (I say probably because I am not for sure.)

I think parkour really has its greatest benefits when you apply it to law enforcement or military applications, though.  If a cop can kong a car hood, it would def make chasing a perp easier...

Just because the CIA as an entity hasn't heard about it doesnt mean everyone in the CIA is totally green to parkour training.  You don't even need to be that good to make use of basic techs like rolls and pop vaults to make persuits easier, no matter who you are, CIA, NSA, FBI, NYPD or just some schmuck on the street.
Chase scenes are still a very small part in preforming stuntwork, there is a lot more in it than that. Also The coordinator is a cool guy, and wanted to help new people break into the buisness in some way, also out of those four guys one maybe two of them are interested in doing stunt work as a profession.

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Re: jobs related to parkour?
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2008, 03:33:07 PM »
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haha @ being a stuntman.  Good luck with that.

Location, Location, Location...

at least 4 of the traceurs I have trained with since I started in NYC have been involved, on some level, in the production of a movie/TV show.  Of the 4, i think only 1 of them DIDN'T do parkour in their segment...I don't want to name names because it's not my place.

Parkour is great for chase scenes.  Overcomming obstacles gracefully and quickly looks cool and is great for TV. You just can't expect to make a tremendously lucrative living off of it immediately.

Don't forget, theres also motion capture that is good for movies and video games.  I Am Legend definitely used traceurs for their motion capture and Assassin's Creed probably does too (I say probably because I am not for sure.) <me> and prince of Persia  :)<endme>

I think parkour really has its greatest benefits when you apply it to law enforcement or military applications, though.  If a cop can kong a car hood, it would def make chasing a perp easier...

Just because the CIA as an entity hasn't heard about it doesnt mean everyone in the CIA is totally green to parkour training.  You don't even need to be that good to make use of basic techs like rolls and pop vaults to make persuits easier, no matter who you are, CIA, NSA, FBI, NYPD or just some schmuck on the street.