As a professional video editor, my reputation depends on my thorough and complete understanding of the tools of the trade. Proficient in Final Cut Studio 3 (Final Cut Pro 7, Motion 4, Compressor 3, DVD Studio 4) and Avid Media Composer, I know what info to share with students and the benefits of working with the applications. But it's more than that. Knowing the tools is one thing, knowing when and why to use them is quite another. I can share this professional insight with students to ma... [more]
As a video professional, I have worked primarily as an editor. My experience dates back long before the technology made it "easy". From 1978 through 1998, most of my work was for professional video post production houses in Chicago. For 12 years I edited at IPA, The Editing House, and another 3 years at The Film & Tape Works. During all this time, I also shot and directed a variety of freelance projects. I have been a freelance editor/videographer for many Fortune 500 companies. Since 1998 I have been freelancing as well as running my own boutique production company. Over the years I have provided a number of clients one-on-one instruction in Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Motion, and Avid. A number of clients return to me to guide them through the confusing and complicated software.