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Craft & Business Workshop with Jim Dougherty

Carriage House Productions
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This 2 Day Intensive covers a wide array of material to enhance an actor’s craft and business sense. These workshops sell out fast and space is limited, so reserve your spot now!

Script Analysis:
Taking scripted material and breaking down character intent, behavior, finding the emotional core of a scene. Understanding beats, pace and shape of the scene.

Non-Verbal Communication:
A picture paints a thousand words and non-verbal communication tells strong elements of story. Characters becaome relatable by what they think and feel, not what they say. This section dives in to what is said by focusing on what isn't said.

Casting Directors:
This will be a Q&A discussion about the casting process in film and television and how selections take place and the process from submission to getting on set in Network Television and Feature Films.

The Cutting Room Floor:
Editors cut scenes based on what actors give them or don't give them. We will talk continuity and consistency as it applies to editing and the actor performing both for the scene and the editor's ability to cut them well.

What the Camera Sees:
The naked eye picks up a lot. The camera sees everything. We will work camera exercises focused on how your performance should translate through the lens to the audience and how understanding the technical is a must for actors.

Casting Sites and Marketing Yourself:
Marketing materials that get you in the door to be seen, including headshots, reels and resumes. Using the casting websites and avoiding scams as well as working with your agent and the importance of communication.

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.

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.

Jim’s students have booked film and TV roles as well as commercial and industrial projects in multiple markets across the country.