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IAA February - Continuity and Consistency - Working with the Edit in Mind

Windridge Office Building

5435 Emerson Way, Indianapolis, IN 46226

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The IAA February workshop will focus on continuity, consistency, and what the editor needs.

We will cover:

*Consistency in technical performance

*Continuity and use of props.

*Coverage and body position.

*Eye lines and cheats

*How the editor selects footage

*Avoiding the editing room floor

*Performance changes and how they can work both for and against the actor.



This  workshop will cover theory on post production and what an editor looks for in your performance while cutting the film. In the world of independent film, often times the responsibility of continuity falls on the actor. Even on larger productions, self-awareness and consistency is a skill that can look easier than it is.

We will also work exercises designed to bring awareness and develop a process for the actor to hone this valuable skill.


*Workshop tuition is non-refundable. If a student's scheduling issue arises, credit will be held for a future workshop for a period of 90 days*
**If weather is an issue this workshop will be rescheduled to the following week**

ABOUT THE LOCATION
Windridge Office Building
5435 Emerson Way, Indianapolis, IN 46226, USA

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Over the last 35+ years, Jim Dougherty has worked on over 60 films in capacities ranging from actor to post production and has also performed in over 300 theatrical productions. 
Jim is the chief instructor at both the Southeast Actors Academy and Indy Actors Academy where he approaches the craft much like the blended martial arts, incorporating a variety of techniques and philosophies creating his own unique approach to the craft and helping the student discover what works most effectively for them to develop their role and serve the story.
Jim studied theatre and film at Indiana University and later went on to pursue the craft in Chicago where he worked for Victory Gardens and Body Politic Theatres.  While living in Chicago, Jim trained as a stuntman under John Hicks Pearce and became the assistant coordinator for The Chicago Stunt Team.
Jim has directed over a dozen short films which have screened on the festival circuit, and has served as the 1st Assistant Director on multiple features with notable Hollywood talent, and has shared the screen with names such as Margo Martindale, Gil Bellows, Clint Howard, Lew Temple, Marc Menchaca and Kevin Spacey.
His most recent screen work includes appearances on House of Cards, NBC's Chicago PD, CBS' The Inspectors, the NatGeo film Killing Reagan, and an upcoming appearance in Netflix's Ozark.

Jim's diversified background, both on camera and in production and post-production, has contributed to his teaching and the development of his student's skill and awareness of both production and post-production needs.
Map of Event Location
Saturday, February 16th, 2019 1:00 pm –  5:00 pm