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First of all, I am an Apple computer user and with my Photoshop Elements 8 software program I can achieve all of my creative needs. It's a great program that only costs about $70, less if you are a student. Rather than paying $600 for the full blown Adobe program. I've been using "Elements" for the past 8 years giving new life to my vast photographic collection making pictures that are 40 or 50 years old look like they were taken yesterday. It's truly a magical program.
I was an art student all through my education in New York City, I attended the School of Industrial Arts, The School of Visual Arts and my first postion upon entering the advertising business was that of a "Sketchman". Drawing is second nature for me. When teaching "Drawing' I will include various use of techniques using diferent mediums such as Pencil, Pen & Ink, charcoal, and Pastels. My students will be introduced to the appropriate paper surfaces to use when working with the above mediums. For students who own a scanner, computer and Photo Shop software program I will open up new and interesting ways of expanding their creativity.
For most of my professional life I have been an award winning TV commercial director / cameraman. As a youngster, I studied film production at New York University.
As an art student at the School of Industrial Arts and Brooklyn Tech. I studied photography as one of my majors. When I entered the business of advertising as an art director, I also became very involved in the subject of jazz. I spent week-ends shooting musicians in Greenwich Village clubs and going uptown to Harlem to cover that jazz scene. I was successful in selling some of my work to both Downbeat and Metronome magazines. My work took me around the world which gave me the opportunity to compile and extensive library of photographs. I have won many awards for my work including one from National Geographic magazine.
I've been an award winning TV commercial director for many years. Some of my major clients were Coca-Cola, Nestle, Chevrolet, P&G, Colgate, and CBS Radio. Altough this work was shot in film, it is not too different than video. Actually, in many respects, video is easier than film. Basically the process is the same from pre-production to shooting, and finally in editing.