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Improving Auditions & Self-Taping Review

Windridge Office Building

5435 Emerson Way, Indianapolis , IN 46226

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Event Description

The IAA May workshop will focus on Improving Your Auditions and Self-Taping Review
We will cover:

*The Audition Process

*Live vs Taped Auditions

*the audition request and details

*breaking down sides

*finding strong choices based on the text

*digging for clues in the action description

*working with dialogue and non-verbal communication

*Review of Self-Taping principals

This workshop will cover the fundamentals of a strong audition as well as best practices for Self-Taping.

Auditioning is the actors job interview. Improving the skills for both taped and live auditions is essential for increasing the chances of booking. There are many reasons why an actor may not book. Don't let a poor audition be one of them. This workshop will give the actor insight to casting director's expectations as well as confidence to make strong educated choices by improving the skill of interpreting the audition sides. Jim's students have booked commercials, feature films, and network television shows.

*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*


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 ABC's Kevin (probably) Saves the World, FOX's The Gifted, Netflix's House of Cards and Ozark, NBC's Chicago PD, CBS' The Inspectors, and the NatGeo film Killing Reagan.

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.
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Saturday, May 25th, 2019 1:00 pm –  5:00 pm