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I have been using Adobe Photoshop since the early 1990’s for a wide variety of applications. My educational and professional background revolves around all things art, both digital and traditional mediums. I have used Photoshop for photo manipulation and touch-up, logo design, web design, graphic design and texture creation for 3d applications. If you need tutoring in Photoshop I firmly believe that I would be able to teach you whatever you want to know in relation to what you wish to produce within Photoshop.
I once asked my parents, ‘when did I begin drawing?’ My mother said, ‘when you could hold something to draw with’. From early on I always had a love for drawing. Throughout grade school I regularly took any drawing/art class that were available and upon graduation from high school I entered college (not really knowing what I wanted to major in) and I continued to take drawing classes. Once I decided to major in Animation art was a mainstay. I went on to my MFA degree which was also in animation so needless to say, more drawing classes. I work in many different media including, pencil, pen, charcoal, pastel, colored pencil and conte. Professionally I have sold pieces that range from tromp l'oeil to abstract expressionism.
Considering my background is in Animation I have quite a bit of experience with film. Whether it is film theory to actual production I have over 10 years of experience with film related tasks. From storyboarding, to filming, to post production I have experience in the entire pipeline.
Art and Technology are my two loves. I am completely at home with technology and can explain how computers work in layman's terms. I can show you how to disassemble and reassemble a PC. I can show you how to install software and troubleshoot installation issues. I can also tutor you in networking, both wired and wireless. Art is my main occupation but I have run my own computer consulting/tech service for over 10 years.
I have been using and teaching Maya for over 7 years, I also have over 15 years of experience with 3ds Max. I am proficient in modeling, texture mapping (unwrapping), basic rigging, lighting, rendering and animation within Maya as it relates to short film production as well as video game asset creation.
I am extremely familiar with Microsoft Windows. I have used every version of Windows beginning with Windows 3.5. In most cases I can tell you how to accomplish a task within Windows without needing to see the UI. I have knowledge of software and hardware installation, virus and spyware removal, networking and group policies. From the basic functions to the most complex tasks I can tutor you so that you can become intimately familiar with the in’s and out’s of the operating system.
I have used Microsoft Word for longer than I can remember. I know the software quite well and have used it to write simple papers/documents as well as using it as a layout software for fliers and advertisements. I have used word extensively in my current profession as a college professor.
Being an animator I constantly deal with video and video production. I have approximately 13 years experience with Adobe Premiere and After Effects. I can tutor you in simple video editing as well as more complex concepts such as compositing. Beside video production I am also quite proficient in utilizing video software to create banners and motion graphics. I can also educate you in the realm of video formats, file types, frame rates, aspect ratios and codecs. I am also familiar with Final Cut Pro.