2011-Present: FCP instructor for Dirck Halstead’s Platypus Workshops on documentary production. For a schedule of Platypus Workshops go to the Digital Journalist web site.

2001-Present: Senior instructor in Final Cut Pro and on the board of the Digital Media Academy

Apple Certified Level 2 Final Cut Pro trainer. Conducting trainings in schools and universities around the country in beginning and advanced Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express and in Video Journalism.

2001-Present: Author, books and numerous articles for industry magazines, print and online, as well as Telly and Horizon Interactive award-winning DVD-based instruction. Publications are listed here. For information about my FCPX books and training click here. For information about my other books and training, for Final Cut Studio, for Mac OS X and others, click here.

2006 - 2010: Apple Education Professional Development
A contract employee with Apple, Inc. providing training around the country in Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, iLife, Podcasting, and iPod Touch classroom deployment

2006 - 2008: VP, Editorial, National Podcasting System
In charge of assessing clients goals and deploying appropriate technology within budgetary limitations. Content creation for corporate clients with video and audio podcasting, web and DVD delivery for their marketing, instructional and internal communications needs.

1992 - Present: Producer/Director/Editor, South Coast Productions

A project facility for broadcast, corporate, training, commercials, and promotional video production.

1992 - 2003: Teacher, Mendocino High School ROP Video

A Regional Occupational Program providing video training for adults and high school students at Mendocino High School, a California Model Site for Technology in Education

Before 1992: ABC News, N.Y. and London

New York: Editorial Producer for ABC's World News Now responsible for  planning and implementing production requirements for the broadcast within tight budgets and strict deadlines.

  New York: Producer for ABC's World News This Morning and all news segments of Good Morning America in charge of planning and production. Returned to London to be coordinating producer for establishing Middle East coverage at the start of the Gulf War.

  London: Overseas Producer for World News This Morning and Good Morning America news segments. Responsible for all morning news reports from Europe, the  Middle East, Africa and occasionally  Asia, including live shows from major news events from the assassination of Indira Gandhi until the fall of the Berlin Wall.

  Operations Manager, ABC News London. Responsible for all facilities and international transmissions that passed through London including origination of ABC's  three city anchor format of World News Tonight.

  ABC News Production Staff including location producer for Presidential trips to Bonn and to Lagos, Nigeria, the Paris Bicentennial of the French Revolution, the Venice, Rome, and London summits, the historic Reagan-Gorbachev meeting in Geneva, and at NATO headquarters in Brussels. From Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee through the wedding of Charles and Diana, in Teheran during the hostage crisis and coordinated from London the worldwide coverage of their release from Tehran to Athens to Algeria and Frankfurt.

London: Feature film script writer. Four scripts  written including one filmed in South Africa with Trevor Howard, James Faulkner, Ken Gampu, and Gayle Hunnicut. Numerous treatments including  work for David Puttnam. Producer for children's television series, commercials,  documentaries and short subjects

London: Freelance Film Technician: Sound recordist, assistant cameraman,  assistant film editor and dubbing editor on dramas, documentaries and commercials


Apple certified Final Cut Pro level 1 and level 2 trainer since 2002

London School of Film Technique, Diploma (First Class Honors)

University of Notre Dame, BA (Communications)

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