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Isabelle M.

Patient and Versatile Apple and Video Production Trainer

Patient and Versatile Apple and Video Production Trainer

$60/hour

About Isabelle


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Feel overwhelmed by video editing, organizing your photos or just using your Mac? I train everyone from middle school to retirees. My students praise my patience and ability to explain concepts in a way that they can understand, no matter the topic.

I fell in love with the Macintosh in 1986, after my dad brought one home from his technology classroom for the Summer. I have been a Mac user ever since. After graduating from film school, I worked on many union Film and TV sets, including...

Feel overwhelmed by video editing, organizing your photos or just using your Mac? I train everyone from middle school to retirees. My students praise my patience and ability to explain concepts in a way that they can understand, no matter the topic.

I fell in love with the Macintosh in 1986, after my dad brought one home from his technology classroom for the Summer. I have been a Mac user ever since. After graduating from film school, I worked on many union Film and TV sets, including spending 2 seasons on the show "The X-Files" After relocating to Texas, I retrained myself to learn Photoshop, Illustrator and Final Cut Pro, which I have been using since version 1. I began teaching workshops and doing personal training on those subjects in 2002. I co-founded a video biography company, for which I still freelance as an editor to keep my skills sharp. I also spent almost 4 years as a trainer for Apple, teaching everything from basic computer skills, to high end apps like Aperture, FCPX and Motion, and everything in between. I love that I can help bring out the creative side in my students when I am able to help them conquer the technical skills they need to bring their vision to the screen.

Former Adobe Certified Expert for Illustrator, Photoshop, GoLive.
Apple Certified Pro in FCPX, Motion and Aperture
BA in Film & TV Production
Several editing awards from Organizations such as Hermes, Videographer, etc

CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+)
Mac user since 1986
Former Apple Trainer with Apple Retail.


Education

The University of British Columbia
Film TV Production

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

Taught illustrator to corporate clients. Former Adobe Certified Expert in Illustrator & Photoshop.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I am a CTT+ Certified Technical Trainer and past Adobe Certified Expert for Photoshop, Illustrator and GoLive.
Film,

Film

I graduated with a BA in film and Television studies and was a member of IATSE 669. I worked on professional sets as a 2nd assistant cameraman from 6 years, and you can see most of my credits on my IMDB listing. They include "The X-Files" "outer Limits" "The Sentinel" "Captains Courageous" "The Crow: Stairway to Heaven". As a 2nd AC I was also in charge of training the recruits in the unions trainee program.
Photography,

Photography

Videography is photography at 24 frames per second. My film degree and on-set experience give me a deep understanding of composition, depth of field, and lighting. Additionally, I was an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop and taught corporate classes on that topic for many years.
Video Production

Video Production

I have co-founded a video production company in 2003. I was in charge of all technical aspects of productions. I now freelance still with the company as videographer and editor to make sure I keep my skills sharp. Many of the videos I edited for the company have won awards.

Computer

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

Taught illustrator to corporate clients. Former Adobe Certified Expert in Illustrator & Photoshop.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I am a CTT+ Certified Technical Trainer and past Adobe Certified Expert for Photoshop, Illustrator and GoLive.
Macintosh,

Macintosh

I have used Macs since 1986. I also worked at an Apple Store for 4 years where I have done everything from sales to repairs and personal training on the Operating system and all the included apple apps. I have been tutoring friends and coworkers on the Mac as well for a few years beyond that as well. I am an Apple Certified Small device technician.
Photography,

Photography

Videography is photography at 24 frames per second. My film degree and on-set experience give me a deep understanding of composition, depth of field, and lighting. Additionally, I was an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop and taught corporate classes on that topic for many years.
Video Production

Video Production

I have co-founded a video production company in 2003. I was in charge of all technical aspects of productions. I now freelance still with the company as videographer and editor to make sure I keep my skills sharp. Many of the videos I edited for the company have won awards.

Examples of Expertise


Isabelle has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 14 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Great help for Illustrator novice

After trying to learn by watching online video tutorials, I broke down and started looking for some real-time help. Isabelle is patient and started from the most basic tools Illustrator has to offer, to help lay a foundation for learning. After just one session, I am able to go back and now practice what I’ve been shown and then going back to learn more!

Raquel, 1 lesson with Isabelle

Worth every penny and then some...

Wow, what a difference just one session (so far) with Isabelle makes! She is extremely knowledgeable, professional yet personable, flexible and and patient. We will be working on some longterm Mac storage issues I am experiencing , and I am already feeling confident about "the fix," plus she has shown me a number of shortcuts and methods for viewing and managing my data. As an added bonus, she also makes an effort to to incorporate information about my I-phone and how it interacts with my laptop. If you are struggling to understand/manage your Apple products, I highly recommend Isabelle's tutoring.

Margot , 5 lessons with Isabelle

Very Patient with Novice Final Cut Pro X User - Knows her stuff.

Isabelle is fast and patient at the same time - a nice combination. She knows when to step in and when to let the student explore. She is also very experienced and knowledgeable with Final Cut Pro X and other programs to assist it.

Benno, 20 lessons with Isabelle

Very Knowledgeable Tutor

Really knows every Final Cut Pro and was a great Tutor. Very good and walking me through different parts of Final Cut Pro. Easy to understand and did a great job of helping me with any issues that I had.

Charles, 1 lesson with Isabelle

Very knowledgeable...very, very patient...

Good first lesson, though I got overwhelmed. She is very patient and that's what I need. Showed me how to do a major task and overview on the software as a whole. Will schedule a second lesson soon.

Shakeh, 2 lessons with Isabelle

Great service

Isabelle figured out what we needed right away and got the problems fixed. She had good suggestions on how to organize our systems. She explained everything we needed to know and got all our users comfortable with the changes.

Bruce K, 1 lesson with Isabelle

Talking to tech support

She walked me thru apple support and saved me hours of aggravation. Also got some of the hiccups out of my computer. And also helped me install some apps that will be helpful in writing my book.

Abner, 35 lessons with Isabelle
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$60/hour

Isabelle M.

$60/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

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

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Response time: 3 hours