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Kevin M.

Writing and Filmmaking Tutor

Writing and Filmmaking Tutor

$40/hour

  • 174 hours tutoring

About Kevin


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Very proud to have a 5-star rating from my students here on Wyzant. If you're looking to sharpen your writing or filmmaking skills, I'm here to help!

I'm a filmmaker and lifelong storyteller with more than a decade of experience creating content across a wide array of styles and mediums — short films, feature-length screenplays, advertising materials for the web, educational materials, press releases, print news stories, and much more.

In terms of my training, I attended the top Film & TV...

Very proud to have a 5-star rating from my students here on Wyzant. If you're looking to sharpen your writing or filmmaking skills, I'm here to help!

I'm a filmmaker and lifelong storyteller with more than a decade of experience creating content across a wide array of styles and mediums — short films, feature-length screenplays, advertising materials for the web, educational materials, press releases, print news stories, and much more.

In terms of my training, I attended the top Film & TV Production program in the world — USC's School of Cinematic Arts. During this extremely rigorous three-year MFA program, I learned a professional approach to filmmaking through hundreds of hours of collaborative writing and prep sessions as well as lectures and direct insight from highly successful Hollywood filmmakers. Most importantly, I had a chance to work on dozens of film projects, including several which I wrote and directed.

Before pursuing my dream of becoming a filmmaker, I earned my undergraduate degree in journalism, which allowed me to hone my craft as a writer and storyteller. I have authored and edited hundreds of pages of content, and worked one-on-one with writers to help them improve their craft.

Now I'm looking to share my knowledge with young aspiring storytellers who are eager to learn how to take the ideas in their head and transform them into a completed works they can share with the world. As your tutor, I will first and foremost seek to understand YOUR unique goals — what you hope to learn and what you want to create. Then together, we will develop a highly customized and cohesive plan with concrete steps to help you achieve your goals. When it comes to instruction, I believe in providing my students with "tools" they can use to help guide their decisions throughout their career, rather than rigid "rules" they feel they must follow in specific situations.

With today's technology and resources, students have the power to create incredible works of art — they just need proper insight and guidance,


Education

San Diego State University
Journalism
University of Southern California
Masters

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Subjects

Art

Film,

Film

I have written and directed several short films, including my thesis project "Deliver Us," which has screened at several festivals across the united states. I have extensive hands-on experience with all aspects of film production, from producing, to writing and directing, to casting, to sound and cinematography, as well as picture and sound editing.
Video Production

Video Production

I have worked on dozens of productions, with hands-on experience in virtually every major role — producing, directing, casting, cinematography, editing, and sound. In terms of video editing, I have advanced skills with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, and AVID Media Composer, so I can teach you the basics of importing, organizing, and editing footage, as well as show you the various tools within each editing program, to help speed up your editing process. In terms of Audio Editing, I have advanced skills with ProTools, so I can teach you the art of dialogue editing, tricks to cleaning up noisy audio and dialogue, and I can show you how to build and design sound FX, soundscapes.

Computer

Macintosh,

Macintosh

If you need help with your Mac, look no further! I have been working on Apple computers since the days of G5s and Mac OS9 (aka many decades ago). I have owned and worked on all major types of Macs (Mac Pros, iMacs, Macbooks, Mac Minis, iPads, and iPhones). I'm an expert in all things Mac — from core applications (like iMovie, iPhoto, iCalendar, and GarageBand), to MacOS functions and troubleshooting, and much more.
Video Production

Video Production

I have worked on dozens of productions, with hands-on experience in virtually every major role — producing, directing, casting, cinematography, editing, and sound. In terms of video editing, I have advanced skills with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, and AVID Media Composer, so I can teach you the basics of importing, organizing, and editing footage, as well as show you the various tools within each editing program, to help speed up your editing process. In terms of Audio Editing, I have advanced skills with ProTools, so I can teach you the art of dialogue editing, tricks to cleaning up noisy audio and dialogue, and I can show you how to build and design sound FX, soundscapes.

English

Writing

Writing

Graduate of USC's #1-ranked MFA Film & TV Production program. Bachelor's degree in Journalism. Extensive experience as a copy writer and copy editor across a wide range of styles and formats including marketing copy, educational materials, news reports, and promotions.

Homeschool

Writing

Writing

Graduate of USC's #1-ranked MFA Film & TV Production program. Bachelor's degree in Journalism. Extensive experience as a copy writer and copy editor across a wide range of styles and formats including marketing copy, educational materials, news reports, and promotions.

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Writing

Writing

Graduate of USC's #1-ranked MFA Film & TV Production program. Bachelor's degree in Journalism. Extensive experience as a copy writer and copy editor across a wide range of styles and formats including marketing copy, educational materials, news reports, and promotions.

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Writing

Writing

Graduate of USC's #1-ranked MFA Film & TV Production program. Bachelor's degree in Journalism. Extensive experience as a copy writer and copy editor across a wide range of styles and formats including marketing copy, educational materials, news reports, and promotions.

Examples of Expertise


Kevin has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Top Notch

Kevin came through for me, big time, on Final Cut Pro X. He knows his stuff; he knows how to improvise and problem solve; and he's patient and articulate. I highly recommend him without reservation.

Raphael, 1 lesson with Kevin

Great tutor!

Very knowledgeable and professional. Had great insights on what I needed to focus on and what skills to develop. He clearly knows his stuff and is enthusiastic about the subject matter.

Bryan, 1 lesson with Kevin

Great!

Kevin was great to work with and very knowledgeable. I Learned a lot in just one hour. Highly recommend.

Robert, 1 lesson with Kevin

Knowledgeable and effective tutor

Kevin is teaching me videography and patiently reviews my shots and provides feedback while giving me ideas and pointers. I’m improving quickly week over week. Highly recommend Kevin

Tamara, 4 lessons with Kevin

Helpful, knowledgeable, and patient

Kevin helped me think through a better work flow for Final Cut Pro and provided me with useful tips on content storage and management. Much needed and appreciated!

Nick, 1 lesson with Kevin

Kind, knowledgeable and a confidence builder.

How to start screenwriting. A new program and common structure and practice. Kevin was patient and provided guidance for me to start screenwriting class. Thanks and I look forward to taking more guidance together.

Kelen, 7 lessons with Kevin

Friendly and super helpful!

Kevin revealed some essential tips I didn't even know I needed in our session. I feel equip to move forward with these tips and will be back for another session for more in depth reviewing. Thank you!

Lera, 1 lesson with Kevin

Time saver

I had a list of things I did not know how to do on Avid Media Composer. Kevin took me through an efficient process (work flow) for making videos and making them better. I'll be going back for more insights.

David, 2 lessons with Kevin

Great Teacher- Patient and easy to work with!

Kevin helped me to edit in FCPX. He showed me some tips and a very cool way to cover up mistakes. Great experience!

Chris, 1 lesson with Kevin
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$40/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Kevin

Response time: 2 hours