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Todd F.

Los Angeles, CA

$65/hour

Professional film/stage director and photographer

In-person lessons
5+ Hours
5.0 average from 5 ratings
What a great guy!
— Al, Sherman Oaks, CA on 3/26/17

$65/Hour


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University of Maryland at College Park
Film, Theatre
UCLA
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Maryland at College Park (Film, Theatre)

UCLA (Graduate Coursework)

About Todd

I am a film/stage director after spending many years behind the lens as a photographer, a passion that I still continue to this day. In fact, I am on the teaching faculty of the prestigious boutique photography school, The Los Angeles Center of Photography. My media credits include Sony and Marvel big ticket productions in addition to lower budget independent films and television shows. My credits are in both nonfiction and narrative with awards from many global film and stage festivals. In fact, just last year I had a stage play that took the top three awards at the Hollywood Short+Sweet Festival. As an educator, I am a prior executive director of the The Story Project, a nonprofit founded out of RKO Pictures with the mission of improving communication skills through multi-media storytelling.

I have served on a number of influential educational boards, am a frequent speaker, consultant and teacher, all in the areas that make up the communication arts. It would be a pleasure to work with you!
I am a film/stage director after spending many years behind the lens as a photographer, a passion that I still continue to this day. In fact, I am on the teaching faculty of the prestigious boutique photography school, The Los Angeles Center of Photography. My media credits include Sony and Marvel big ticket productions in addition to lower budget Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90036
In-person lessons

"What a great guy!"

- Al, Sherman Oaks, CA on 3/26/17

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Film

Todd is a professional filmmaker with credits in both independent and studio films. Whether writing, producing or directing, Todd addresses each role with aplomb. He has worked with Sony TV (Spider-Man), Marvel Studios (Guardians of the Galaxy) and MTV along with many "A" talent and yet-to-be discovered stars of tomorrow. When not in production, Todd is a sought after public speaker and educator on all things film/video production from the small indie to the Hollywood blockbuster.

Photography

A professional photographer since the early 90's, Todd began back when film was the norm. He has worked commercially, created many a portrait and editorial pictorial essays. He has had both solo and group shows under his belt and is today a member of the Los Angeles Center of Photography's teaching faculty.

Video Production

With a background in photography, Todd made the transition to video (and then film) with ease. He has a strong documentary arm to his career having directed/produced a feature documentary. and is frequently commissioned to create short tributes. To date Todd has made pieces on Barbra Streisand Foundation, The Laemmle Family, Burt Bacharach, Rufus, UCLA, The Santa Monica BayKeeper, The Family of Frank G. Wells and many others.

University of Maryland at College Park
Film, Theatre
UCLA
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Maryland at College Park (Film, Theatre)

UCLA (Graduate Coursework)

What a great guy!

Todd couldn't have been more informative, professional, and helpful. I highly recommend him as a tutor to anyone interested in improving their photographic skills! I'm so glad to have connected with him.

— Al, Sherman Oaks, CA on 3/26/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Todd will travel within 20 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90036.