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Nuance and Subtlety - Working in Closeup
Windridge Office Building
5435 Emerson Way, Indianapolis
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The IAA March workshop will focus on working in close-up.
We will cover:
* The eye zone for effective audience connection * The Power of micro-expression * Allowing the audience in instead of showing them
* Frame lines and working withing them
* Eyes and Non-verbal communication Thought and Storytelling with eye position
* Connection and cheating to lens and light.
The eyes are the window to the soul and the soul is what the audience connects to. The close-up is the place where emotional connection takes place and having effective eye work adds great tools to your craft. We will explore the language of the eyes and how they tell stories with nuanced movement. We will also work on technique to keep your eyes alive to let the audience in.
*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 The Windridge Office Building is located on the Northeast side of downtown near Fall Creek at 5435 Emerson Way, Indianapolis, IN 46226
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 DC Universe's Doom Patrol, ABC's Kevin (probably) Saves the World, FOX's The Gifted, Netflix's House of Cards and Ozark, and NBC's Chicago PD.
Jim's IMDb https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1346040/
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.