I have been teaching film
and video production
as a university/college professor (grad and undergrad level) for the last 8 years and I have been a consultant in filmmaking
for the last 15 years. I have mentored emerging and experienced filmmakers (young and old) at all stages of the production cycle. Films that have been mentored by me have been broadcast on television, participated successfully in film festivals, won awards and have secured distribution.
Filmmaking is like speaking a language
and everybody who wants to speak that language and articulate a story by developing and ultimately directing and producing it, should know about video production and the craft of filmmaking: film grammar
, sequencing and storytelling techniques. All of this is necessary in order to tell visual attractive and meaningful stories. In today’s world everybody can take a camera and shoot, but knowing the craft of filmmaking makes the whole difference. A trained person in film and video production plans, films and edits better than people who have not received that training.
I am specialized in teaching film and video production, film language, film grammar, storytelling strategies and editing
techniques for fiction and non-fiction films. In addition, I am very experienced and qualified to teach the hands-on technology aspects of video production as well because I have been a film and video producer, director and editor
for the last 20 years. Since 2008, I am running my own video production company and I have produced, directed and edited more than 8 long format award winning documentaries all broadcast on national public television.
It is my passion to help filmmakers with their projects or getting emerging filmmakers started. So, if you want to improve your video producing skills, or if you are already working on a project and you need help to bring your film to the next stage, get in contact with me.
I understand that things happen but to be able to accommodate my students I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. If you do not cancel a lesson before that period, I will have to charge a one-hour cancellation fee. Minimum 80 minute lesson for lessons further than 5 miles from Rockville, MD and minimum 60 minute lesson for all lessons.