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Indy Actor's Academy offers workshops on a monthly basis in the Indianapolis area. Each month different topics of study are presented in a workshop environment allowing participants to work on craft, camera technique, as well as business strategies.

The workshops are designed to keep your chops in shape and help you grow. In addition, we work with you on marketing and business strategies to help maximize your network and opportunities in the local and regional markets.

Take a few minutes to peruse the information here and explore what we have to offer.

IAA Workshop September 23, 2017
1pm - 5pm

The IAA September workshop will focus on working with weapons, stunts and safety.
We will cover:

*understanding fight choreography *fighting on camera
*breaking down movement
*camera angles for best results
*real vs fake fighting and why real works poorly on screen
*safety with firearms and bladed weapons
*when to say NO to action based on safety

This workshop is for both actors and filmmakers and will cover basics of breaking down fight scenes and simple action and the safety of breaking up the action for camera.

Many low budget indie projects lean toward horror and violence and actors are often asked to do things that have the intent to be "cool" on screen and can often compromise the safety of the actor. Fight scenes can look great if done well and with safety in mind This workshop covers fighting for the camera and basic action that can improve both the quality of the work as well as the safety of the performer. Actors: know what to look for and when to say no. Filmmakers: learn the importance of rehearsal, camera position, and cheats to ge the results and minimize risk.

Beth Lucas School of Dance
5131 W Thompson Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46221


*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**

Workshop fee $35.00

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IAA Student and current LA Resident Katy O'Brian

"I was also thrilled to find that the information provided in the class was up to date. I have several friends who are working actors in Los Angeles and Chicago and they do not seem all together more informed about the business from their respective classes. I even shadowed a class in Los Angeles that was highlighted on and found that the information provided and the classwork was no different than that provided in Jim's classes.

You won't find a better deal for the quality. The environment is increadibly supportive but not superficial. Your work will be critiqued. It's the only way to improve...and you will improve."

-Katy O'Brian - Yelp Review

IAA students continue to grow and add to their body of work.

Our students have been featured in the films and television broadcasts:

Chicago Fire (NBC)
Chicago PD (NBC)
Empire (Fox)
Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
House of Cards (Netflix)
How to Survive the End of the World (NatGeo)
In Between Days
The Inspectors (CBS)
Old Dogs Never Die
The Three

Sand Castles
The Things We've Seen
The Walking Dead (AMC)
Remedy of a Killer

The Rowboat
Snapped: Killer Couples (Oxygen)

Additional film and television broadcast listings coming.

National Industrial for Altar'd State
McDonald's spot
Southwest Airlines spot

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