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Nelson T.

Passionate filmmaker with a BFA degree, professional video editor

Passionate filmmaker with a BFA degree, professional video editor

$100/hour

  • 456 hours tutoring

About Nelson


Bio

I am a professional editor and filmmaker. I recently finished editing on a feature documentary, scheduled for release later this year, along with an extensive amount of other video editing and movie editing. I love movies and enjoy tutoring in video production, filmmaking, and editing. I teach: Adobe Premiere, AVID, Final Cut Pro X, and iMovie editing softwares. I love to share knowledge regardless of your skill level - no question is too simple! This work also makes me passionate about...

I am a professional editor and filmmaker. I recently finished editing on a feature documentary, scheduled for release later this year, along with an extensive amount of other video editing and movie editing. I love movies and enjoy tutoring in video production, filmmaking, and editing. I teach: Adobe Premiere, AVID, Final Cut Pro X, and iMovie editing softwares. I love to share knowledge regardless of your skill level - no question is too simple! This work also makes me passionate about helping people with computers, so also am available for general computer tutoring as well. Additionally, I love helping students who want to learn film analysis, and jump at the opportunity to help share my passion for the theoretical side of the medium.

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Chapman University with a BFA in Film Production. Now I work full time as a feature documentary film editor, and am fluent in Final Cut Pro, iMovie, AVID and the Adobe Creative Suite (including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, After Effects / AfterEffects, Illustrator, Audition, and InDesign). While my primary work is now in post-production, I have worked in every area of filmmaking, including directing and shooting a feature documentary. I started editing at the age of 12, first on iMovie then other softwares, and haven't stopped since. In my spare time I run a YouTube channel all about teaching more on film analysis, using my skills as an editor to help people learn. My love of movies combined with hands-on experience can both be used to help you polish your filmmaking craft. No matter which editing software you prefer, I am happy to help you improve your use of it, including if you are brand new to editing.

I am happy to meet in person or online, depending on your availability and location. Please do not hesitate to reach out with clarification questions. I wish you the best in your knowledge pursuits.


Education

Chapman University
Film Production

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Art

Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

As a filmmaker I am constantly producing material in Adobe InDesign for publishing or for high quality PDF sharing. Pitchbooks, programs, brochures, etc. I know my way around InDesign quite well and regardless of what you are working on, I can help you find the answers and design something fantastic.
Film,

Film

Studying film and video production has been my lifelong passion. Ever since I was a young kid, I knew this is what I wanted to do and I turned it into my primary discipline. I graduated from Chapman University with high honors and a BFA in Film Production, along with a Leadership Studies minor which goes hand in hand with the collaborative nature of the film industry. I am fluent in both AVID and Premiere, the industry standards depending on the scale of your project. I work full time as an editor, currently on a feature documentary in post-production, which keeps me up to date with the very latest in filmmaking. Previously, I worked on a documentary that premiered at Tribeca in April and is currently making the festival rounds. Before I that I directed, shot, and edited an indie feature documentary called 'Rock Men.' Editing has been my primary professional work, but I have worked in all capacities in filmmaking (with a documentary emphasis), from camera operating, to directing, to producing. Narrative film has been a major part of my work and passion as well. Most of all, I love movies, and I love sharing knowledge and passion with aspiring filmmakers of all ages.
Video Production,

Video Production

At Chapman University I graduated with high honors and a BFA in Film Production, along with a Leadership Studies minor which goes hand in hand with the collaborative nature of the film industry. I have been editing movies since I was 12 years old, started in iMovie then moved into Final Cut Pro, and now I work entirely in AVID and Premiere. I am fluent in both AVID and Premiere which are the industry standards depending on the scale of your project. I am currently working on a feature documentary in post-production. For most of last year I worked on a documentary called 'The Last Animals' which premiered at Tribeca in April and is currently making the festival rounds. Prior to that I directed, shot, and edited an indie feature documentary. Editing has been my primary professional work, but I have worked in all capacities in documentary filmmaking, from camera operating, to directing, to producing. Narrative film has been a major part of my work and passion as well. Most of all, I love movies, and I love sharing knowledge and passion with aspiring filmmakers of all ages.
Adobe Photoshop

Computer

Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

As a filmmaker I am constantly producing material in Adobe InDesign for publishing or for high quality PDF sharing. Pitchbooks, programs, brochures, etc. I know my way around InDesign quite well and regardless of what you are working on, I can help you find the answers and design something fantastic.
Animation,

Animation

While Wyzant doesn't have a category yet for Adobe After Effects, I am well versed in creating graphics, infographics, and 2D animation in After Effects. I mostly use this for videos when I need to create unique visual representations, be it data or something more fun. I also have created UI visualizations that are useful for app development and mimic screen experience.
General Computer,

General Computer

I use a computer all day every day and am happy to provide help for someone who is trying to hone in on specific skills, or who needs general help using a computer for their needs - I am patient, informative and here to help!
Macintosh,

Macintosh

I use Apple computers and products daily for work and have done so for my entire adult life. I am more than happy to help someone properly learn the skills and tools to get the most out of their computer usage. My knowledge ranges from general settings, to application setup, and tips/tricks for the maximum user-friendly experience. I am a patient and helpful teacher and can't wait to help you master your Apple/Macintosh computer!
Video Production,

Video Production

At Chapman University I graduated with high honors and a BFA in Film Production, along with a Leadership Studies minor which goes hand in hand with the collaborative nature of the film industry. I have been editing movies since I was 12 years old, started in iMovie then moved into Final Cut Pro, and now I work entirely in AVID and Premiere. I am fluent in both AVID and Premiere which are the industry standards depending on the scale of your project. I am currently working on a feature documentary in post-production. For most of last year I worked on a documentary called 'The Last Animals' which premiered at Tribeca in April and is currently making the festival rounds. Prior to that I directed, shot, and edited an indie feature documentary. Editing has been my primary professional work, but I have worked in all capacities in documentary filmmaking, from camera operating, to directing, to producing. Narrative film has been a major part of my work and passion as well. Most of all, I love movies, and I love sharing knowledge and passion with aspiring filmmakers of all ages.
Web Design,

Web Design

In my work as a filmmaker I am frequently involved in creating new websites or updating older ones. In my case, I primarily do this for films or filmmaker portfolios, but have found myself involved in many other types as well. I primarily use SquareSpace and know that web design program extremely well, but am also well versed to assist with Wordpress. I can also connect elements created in Adobe programs and get them onto your website. For websites requiring more customization I can get you started and teach you the fundamentals to go forward. I also utilize other benefits of running a website so can answer further general questions you may have on the subject.
Adobe Photoshop

Corporate Training

General Computer,

General Computer

I use a computer all day every day and am happy to provide help for someone who is trying to hone in on specific skills, or who needs general help using a computer for their needs - I am patient, informative and here to help!
Web Design

Web Design

In my work as a filmmaker I am frequently involved in creating new websites or updating older ones. In my case, I primarily do this for films or filmmaker portfolios, but have found myself involved in many other types as well. I primarily use SquareSpace and know that web design program extremely well, but am also well versed to assist with Wordpress. I can also connect elements created in Adobe programs and get them onto your website. For websites requiring more customization I can get you started and teach you the fundamentals to go forward. I also utilize other benefits of running a website so can answer further general questions you may have on the subject.

Examples of Expertise


Nelson has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Informed and Patient

Nelson was very relaxed in his approach and able to suggest alternatives to issues I had encountered regarding iMovie and YouTube. Absolutely recommend and should I have additional questions I will seek his advice again!

Alex, 1 lesson with Nelson

Squarespace issues

Provided answers to specific questions I had. Only regret he will not be available for some additional work I had on building a new website. He suggested he might recommend someone for that job. He Nelson becomes available for certain additional work I would like to know. That's all I care to write now.

Barry, 1 lesson with Nelson

Wonderful tutor!

I had an introduction consultation session with Nelson. It's very helpful. I am very confident that Nelson will help me to achieve more in the future. Thanks Nelson!

Dennis, 1 lesson with Nelson

very patient and informative!

Nelson T helped me understand some different angles when beginning my video production and I look forward to the editing process with him. Thanks again

Joshua, 4 lessons with Nelson

Knowledgeable, efficient, patient tutor

Nelson was awesome! Explained everything well and has great technical expertise. One session and I’m making the videos I want with ease. Nelson was a great communicator as well. Ultimately I would do a lesson with Nelson again in a heartbeat.

Adam, 2 lessons with Nelson

Nelson Knows His Stuff

I have had two sessions with Nelson learning the finer points of Zoom. He is very professional and easy to work with. I plant to have at least one more lesson to review touch on a couple of new points. Bravo ,Nelson!

Jerry, 4 lessons with Nelson

Adobe After Effects Tutor

Nelson was able to solve a timing issue in an Abode composition and change a tricky file type issue. Very satisified with the session. Thank you, Nelson! lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

Max, 1 lesson with Nelson

Easy to talk to and learn

Nelson was VERY GOOD at making sure I had everything I needed for the next step in my process of working with my tech equipment. He advised me on all the benefits of having my own scanner. The best advice was to not wait, but to start with what I have and move forward getting my illustrations scanned. I needed this lesson to help me get unstuck. I will now be able to transfer my digital illustrations to and from my Ipad to my computer and visa versa. Thanks Nelson for helping me get over the technology hump!

Kat, 1 lesson with Nelson

Nelson is clear, responsive, knowledgeable and thorough.

Nelson is coaching me through Premiere Pro and providing me with step by step information that ultimately should allow me to develop my own expertise. I highly recommend him.

Jonathan, 10 lessons with Nelson
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$100/hour

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Nelson T.

$100/hour

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Response time: 3 hours