Over 100 tutoring hours

Patrick A.

Los Angeles, CA

$60/hour

Effective Video Production and Video Editing Instructor!

4.9 average from 21 ratings
Very professional, very knowledgeable and great personality.
— Johnny, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 3/10/16

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Rutgers University
English

Education

Rutgers University (English)

About Patrick

Hello there!

If you're looking for a video production / post-production teacher, I'd be a great fit for you!

I've been in the video production field for the past 13 years, working as an editor, camera operator, and producer on TV shows such as Cablevision's "Neighborhood Journal" and EBTV's "This Week in East Brunswick". Originally from New Jersey, I moved out to Los Angeles for more film and video opportunities. In LA, I've produced videos for the Kollaboration stage show, shot/edited music videos, and completed post production work on shorts. I work on both Windows and Mac-based editing software, so I know my way around Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere very well. When I'm not doing my own video production work, I like to teach budding filmmakers the things I've learned!

Many people have told me my passion for film is contagious. My goal is to pass this love for the art on to my students. When you choose me as your tutor, you'll find that I really get to know you, so that my lessons are molded to your particular interests and strengths. Whether you want to learn how to edit on Adobe Premiere or shoot on a digital SLR, we'll go in-depth until you feel comfortable on your own.

Thanks for taking the time to read my description! Hope to see you soon!
Hello there!

If you're looking for a video production / post-production teacher, I'd be a great fit for you!

I've been in the video production field for the past 13 years, working as an editor,
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Policies
Cancellation
16 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90065
Background Check: Passed

"Very professional, very knowledgeable and great personality."

- Johnny, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 3/10/16

"Beyond Expectation"

- Renata, Beverly Hills, CA on 8/2/14

"The best tutor I ever had"

- Patrick, Los Angeles, CA on 4/17/14

"Great tutor! I look forward to more sessions with Patrick!"

- Robin, Sylmar, CA on 3/19/14
English:
Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Macintosh,
Microsoft Windows,
Photography,
Video Production

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Film

The degree I earned at Rutgers University is English, with a concentration in Film Analysis. I've worked in broadcasting for 10 years, and owned my own videography company for 5. Currently, besides tutoring, I shoot and edit videos for a living.

Macintosh

I've been using Apple computers for over a decade. I've video edited, typed reports, browsed the internet, changed the System Preferences, etc.

I've also taught people transitioning from Windows how to use OSX.

Microsoft Windows

Since the mid-90's, I've used every incarnation of Microsoft Windows. My current computer--which also boots OSX Mountain Lion--is using the latest version of Windows 8. I've helped people with Metro, which replaced the common Start Menu of Windows.

Photography

I've been working with cameras since 1994. In the late 90's, I got my first Nikon SLR. I started developing film in a makeshift darkroom. Currently, I own a digital SLR--a Canon 7D, which I use for both photographic and video work. I absolutely love photography, so much so that I minored in Photographic History in Rutgers University.

Video Production

For 6 years, I worked for the East Brunswick Television station as a producer, camera operator, editor, and director.

After my stint there, I worked at Cablevision Television for 1 year as a Producer. I was responsible for directing, shooting, and editing a story every two weeks.

Since moving to LA, I've directed music videos, such as Alfa's "Missed Opportunity" and edited shorts, such as Meirav Haber's "Stan".

Writing

I graduated from Rutgers University with a concentration in English. Besides my degree qualification, I'm also an avid writer. Ever since I was a boy, I've written short stories, scripts, and poetry.

This love of writing has transferred over into my professional life as well: I'm currently involved in putting together a digital magazine and a website with film reviews!

I will teach you how to find a voice that's unique, one that's your own.

Rutgers University
English

Education

Rutgers University (English)

Very professional, very knowledgeable and great personality. — Patrick is an excellent tutor and extremely knowledgeable about Adobe Premiere. He helped me to learn several important features of Adobe Premiere which I wasn't aware even existed in Premiere. His technical expertise in this area is top-notch, and also he has the patience and easy going personality that makes you want to take more tutoring lessons from Patrick. Believe me, if you need assistance ...

— Johnny, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 3/10/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 16 hours notice required

Travel policy

Patrick will travel within 20 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90065.