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As a produced screenwriter with Bachelor's and Master's degree in English, I am available for students who wish to improve their writing skills or who would like to have their work professionally edited. I am also willing to assist in the adaptation of literary works in English from Beowulf through the 20th century.
I have been using Photoshop in my work for the motion picture and television industry since 1990 and taught it to students in the Video Production course at the East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program-Training Center.
I completed the work for a Master's of Fine Art in Cinema Production at the University of Southern California Department of Cinema in 1977, the following year I was accepted into the International Cinematographers Guild of the IATSE following an apprenticeship program conducted by the Guild. I have worked as a Visual Effects Supervisor, Writer, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor, and Director since 1980. In addition to my membership in the Cinematographers Guild, I am also a member of the Director's Guild of America.
Last year I taught a course in video production at the East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program in West Covina, CA.
I have been a mate painter in the motion picture industry for over 20 years. I started as an apprentice to Matthew Yuricich working on the matte paintings for the films "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" and "Blade Runner." That was the period when matte painting were done on masonite and glass with oil paints and acrylics. Since 1990, I have done all my matte paintings digitally using Adobe Photoshop. I have done matte paintings for the Hallmark Hall of Fame since 2003.
I first learned photography in 1960 when I had the job of photographer for my high school newspaper and yearbook. This required not just learning principles of correct exposure technique and composition, but also the darkroom techniques required for processing and printing. I have used many of these basic photographic principles in my work in the motion picture and television industry, and added to my knowledge, learning the basics of optics, perspective, color science, and most recently, digital image processing.
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