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Michael P.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL (33321)

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I have been involved in various forms of media (filmmaking, special effects, animation, and graphic design, music performance, and composition), as well as production in all of these fields for over 40 years. I have worked with many well-known professionals as well.

The programs I work with, besides Photoshop, are Final Cut Pro, Sped Edit, VT 5; with Speed Edit, Lightwave, Adobe After Effects, and the complete CS suite. I have well designed lesson plans that will be compatible for any learning level. I am proficient in all these areas. I also am proficient in Pro Audio, such as Pro Tools, and have written many compositions that are also published, and some being used, at this minute.

I have approximately 35 years of experience, and am currently working (using my skills) developing programming for Digital, and Digital Mobile media. I have a very flexible schedule, and can accommodate almost anyone's schedule needs, as long as they are planned in advance.

Due to the long wait time in students making decisions, or having no payment information, I would encourage all potential students to use my option of using Skype to teach them. You can still get the same service {I can see the program, your computer screen, and anything you do. You cand see me, and everything I do]. If that works for you, I'd be glad to assist anyone who uses this form [it is the 21st century, and that's how the are doing things now]. Hope to see, and help everyone.

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Michael P.

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Michael’s subjects

Adobe Photoshop

Am a longtime user of Photoshop for graphic design, and all of the intergrated functions in the complete CS series suites.

Primarily, this will be basically lessons in the use of Photoshop as a digital graphics program. Students may request to be taught basic Photoshop skills for graphics or for the use in Animation, and Film as well.

I've worked with Photoshop for the production of magazines, film, and animation, long before it was ever popular, and was made into a suite. I know the little tricks that come with long-term use. Can suit to most everyone's time schedule, if known in advance. I use Photoshop on a daily basis.

Composition (Music)

I can teach composition,reading, transposition,and music production using various types of music production software. Also am a music publisher with many published, and produced music to my credit.

I studied music since the age of 12, worked as a studio musican in the record industry, as well as taking piano at college, and played, and stuided guitar since my youth. I have a very simple approach to teaching. If you can count to eight, I can teach you. I have several pieces of music I have written that have been performed by others, as well as myself. I have been a music publisher for almost35 years. I am an active music publisher now, and exploit copyrighted, published music, still.


I have been and artist most of my life. I studied art at the University of Michigan, and have many pieces of work, as well as articles about me as an artist. I can teach watercolor, oil, mural painting, digital art, and 3D animation design. I can also teach still art, landscape,as well as portrait art. I have many different approaches to cover most needs. All of my skills are tied to the art of graphic art, and film, and television production.


I have worked as a traditional filmmaker and a 3D filmmaker. I've worked in every form from industrial films, to full features, and music videos. I can teach detailed screenwriting, directing, and all aspects of professional film making, including editing, color correction, distributing, marketing, copyrighting and publishing.

I've worked on several movies and television shows. I've worked in every aspect from the treatment, script breakdown, technical director, as well as director of photography. If it has anything to do with a camera (both still or film and video)I think it will be no problem to teach anyone who wants to learn the right way.


Am a traditional artist, and can teach many forms of painting, such as on canvas, various types of watercolor paper, and various other media,as well as digital media.

As an artist for more than thirty years, I also went to art schools. I studied art at the University of Michigan, and have art all over the world. I work in many different styles but prefer traditional styles, and techniques. Form, composition, and lighting are the strong subjects I can teach, as well as understanding, and using color in the proper way. If you can think of what you want, I can show you how to accomplish that goal, in that field of art.


I am a longtime musician and composer. I am an avid user of the piano, and guitar in my composition writing. I am classically trained, as well as familiar with all types of genres in music.

If you are familiar with modern techniques of playing (i.e. Midi music, and have professional software)I can assist with that, as well as the traditional methods. I have several compositions to my credited, and am a copyrighted, as well as published composer/songwriter. I also have the ability to orchestrate with multiple instruments, and create musical scores. You must have an electronic or regular keyboard in your home, if you need me to come to your home.

Video Production

Can teach the highest forms of television, and film, and video production and various software formats. Custom lessons will be supplied with testing, based upon the format, or area of use.

As an avid film maker, I studied, and worked in film production in the field of live production for television, as well as starting my own live, digital station.

I teach the most import parts of post-production, and have worked at live television as a director, writer, and production coordinator. I prefer to teach this on line, unless you have the equipment, and programs. Still, it is no problem to teach where it is necessary to be.

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Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

A group session(5 students minimum) through video conferencing)we will charge $55.00 an hour)and no cancellations, due to advance setup for classes but a very good environment.

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 25 miles of Fort Lauderdale, FL 33321.

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