I'm an award winning director / photographer who worked for major advertising agencies in New York, Japan, Mexico and Italy. In Japan my main assignment was to teach and train the creative staff of a Japanese
agency by the name of Dai-Ichi- Kikaku. They were interested in learning the western ways of advertising. In Mexico I was the creative director and head of TV production. I trained young assistant art
directors and TV producers. Some who went on to become full fledged film
directors in their own right. I'm now living in Florida semi- retired but looking forward to helping creative's of any level achieve their artistic expressions.
In my method of tutoring, I favor working with individuals or a small group no larger than 4. If we're are teaching photography
, I will examine their understanding of their own equipment. How knowledgeable of the use of shutter speeds, IOS, filters, and lighting. Once I feel that they're comfortable with their own equipment, I will move on the subject of creativity. I start by stressing the importance of a good idea, emphasizing the importance of the concept. I'll show them examples of some of my own work and others to trigger their imaginations. I will gradually make each assignment a little more demanding. We'll then go on a field trip and tackle a subject we can share in our creative pursuit.
I will then introduce them to a Photoshop
program and show them how in some cases they can further advance their concept with the use of this software program. How we can crop it. retouch it, change the contrast, etc., etc. In a separate session I will show them how they can take old family pictures and make them look new again to the delight of their Grandparents.
There will also be a separate session on the art of lighting. In my mind one of the most important elements of a good quality photograph.
For students of motion picture film / video, I will duplicate the above program with the addition of how to edit a film/video, by adding music
, titles, dissolves and other effects, and finally the narration.