SAG-AFTRA Conservatory on Self-Taping

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SAG-AFTRA Conservatory on Self-Taping
Start: 08/02/2016 - 1:00am
End: 08/02/2016 - 3:00am

Jim Dougherty will present his self-taping workshop on Aug. 1.

This workshop will be a refresher for those who attended the last one with additional new material - and a great opportunity for those just learning to self-tape as well.  

You will be empowered to make your setup great!

Topics include:

- Lighting on a budget

- Backgrounds and clothing to make you stand out 

- Utilizing your existing equipment

- Getting great sound and capturing great video

- Using editing software

- Compressing video for EcoCast delivery

- Utilizing file transfer services 

- Travel setups in a carry-on 

- Utilizing your cell phone

Dougherty has taught this workshop in multiple markets, including Chicago and Atlanta. He is an actor and editor with four IT certifications. He has successfully booked multiple roles via self-tape, including work on Chicago PD, The Inspectors, Killing Reagan and House of Cards.

When: 6 - 8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 1

Where: SAG-AFTRA Chicago Local                                                    
1 E. Erie, Suite 650
Chicago, IL 60611           

Please RSVP to: Kathy Byrne at

Park at 10 East Ontario. Enter on the north side of Ontario between Wabash and State, and then take a ticket. When you sign in, you may purchase a four-hour ticket for $13 cash, $14 Visa, MasterCard or American Express payment. You will need both tickets to exit the parking structure. 

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through Oct. 31, 2016) for admittance.