BOOKS & TRAINING  
Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X Advanced Editing• Peachpit Press, Berkeley, CA
Published April. 2012
Co-authored official Apple training materials for their new color correction software.
     
Visual Quickstart Guide to Final Pro X• Peachpit Press, Berkeley, CA
Published Sept. 2011
Co-authored best-selling series title on Apple's forthcoming rewrite of Final Cut Pro
     
Mac Pro Video Online Training 
2006 - Current
Scripted and performed 2-4 hour online training videos for Final Cut Pro, Motion, Color, Compressor and more. Recently updated for Final Cut Pro X!
     
Apple Training Series: iLife• Peachpit Press, Berkeley, CA
Publsihed, Dec 2010
Co-authored official Apple training materials for iMovie as part of the iLife suite.
     
Apple Pro Training Series: Color Correction in Final Cut Studio• Peachpit Press, Berkeley, CA
Published Sept. 2009
Co-authored official Apple training materials for their new color correction software.
     
APTS: Final Cut Pro: Advanced Editing in Final Cut Pro 7• Peachpit Press, Berkeley, CA
Published Nov. 2008
Apple Pro Training Series Final Cut Pro training book/curriculum focused on editorial techniques including dialogue, action, comedy, chases, fights, interivews, b-roll, music videos, audio mixing, etc.
     
Apple Pro Training Series: Color • Peachpit Press, Berkeley, CA
Published Sept. 2008
Co-authored official Apple training materials for their new color correction software. Brand new version for Color 1.5 just finished!
     
APTS: Final Cut Pro: The Craft of Editing • Peachpit Press, Berkeley, CA
Published July. 2007
Apple Pro Training Series Final Cut Pro training book/curriculum focused on editorial techniques including dialogue, action, comedy, chases, fights, interivews, b-roll, music videos, audio mixing, etc.
     
APTS: Final Cut Pro 6: Beyond The Basics • Peachpit Press, Berkeley, CA
Published June. 2007
Official Apple training materials for the advanced-level Final Cut Pro course.
     
Advanced Editing Techniques with FCP 5 • Peachpit Press, Berkeley, CA
Published Dec. 2005
Apple Pro Training Series Level 2 Final Cut Pro training book focused on editorial techniques including dialogue, action, comedy, chases, fights, interivews, b-roll, music videos, multicamera, audio mixing, etc.
     
Michael Wohl's Motion PowerStart DVD • Evolver Digital/ DVCreators.net, Los Angeles, CA
October 2004
Wrote, directed, edited and designed short HD film as part of DVD training materials for special effects production.
     
Motion User's Manual • Apple Computer, Santa Monica, CA
August, 2004
One of three writers on the official user's manual for Apple's new compositing and motion graphics software, Motion.
     
Advanced Finishing Techniques in Final Cut Pro HD • Apple Pro Training Series
Published Oct, 2004
Sole revising author of official Apple Final Cut Pro advanced training curriculum.
     
Advanced Finishing Techniques in Final Cut Pro 4 • Apple Pro Training Series
Published Nov, 2003
Author of 1/3 of the Official Apple Final Cut Pro 800 page advanced training curriculum. Chapters include: Advanced Editing, Trimming, Nesting, Keying, Variable Speed, & Media Management.
     
Editing Techniques with Final Cut Pro 2nd Edition • Peachpit Press, Berkeley CA
Published Sept, 2003
2nd Edition of popular video editing textbook. Includes expanded sections on audio mixing, variable speed, color correction and covers all new features of forthcoming Final Cut Pro Version 4 as well as Final Cut Express.
     
Editing Techniques with Final Cut Pro Peachpit Press, Berkeley CA
Published October 2001

 

Just as having a pen and paper doesn’t automatically make you a writer, having a computer and a video editing software package doesn’t make you an editor. This book tackles the aesthetic, stylistic and technical considerations of video editing
   
FILMS  
Imperfectly • Instant Swami, Los Angeles, CA
Februrary, 2011
Produced and directed short film about a man overcoming his obstacles to falling in love.
   
Per/Versions • Instant Swami, Los Angeles, CA
March, 2010
Co-wrote and co-directed interactive movie (choose your own perspective) about a dinner party gone wrong.
   
The Home Front • Willet Media Group, Los Angeles, CA
2007 - 2009
Co-wrote and directed Web series about seven women who each have a loved one serving in Iraq.
   
Exposure • Willet Media Group, Los Angeles, CA
December, 2007
Produced and edited short film about a teenage photographer who takes a picture that changes her lfie forever.
   
Tales From The Catholic Church of Elvis • CCofE, LLC, Las Vegas, NV
January, 2007
Second-unit director and production editor of film adaptation of one-woman-show comedy film
   
Artistic License • Scheherazade Films, Santa Monica, CA
April 2005
Director and Editor of short comedy 35mm film about the DMV photographer who takes his job very, very seriously.
   
"The Candidate"• DV Creators, Los Angeles CA
February, 2004
Directed and edited a five minute comedy about a fictional political candidate who turns out to be a remotely controlled cyborg. Problems arise when hackers break into the wireless network during a fundraising meeting.
   
Questions PSA • MoveOn.org
December, 2003
This thirty second spot was produced for the Move On.org competition. The goal was to create a PSA to help persuade swing voters that George W Bush ought not be re-elected next year.
   
WANT • Slant Rhyme Productions/God Shaped Hole Productions

Premiered Feb 2003

  Wrote, produced, directed, and edited digital feature film about the culture of consumption, dot-com mania and sex addiction. more info and reviews at www.wantthemovie.com
   
The Trickster Project Lunacy Films/Bare Witness Productions

July 2002

  Produced 4-week marathon filmmaking project. Assembled three teams to each write, produce and complete a ten minute film in a compressed timeframe. Completed films along with behind the scenes footage were compiled and screened in August 2002 and pressed to DVD.
   
Bare Witness Productions

2000 - 2002

  Co-founded and served as Artistic Director of improvisational theater/film company. A group of fifteen writers, actors and filmmakers creating short fictional films through improvisation both in front of and behind the camera. Festivals/Awards: Mill Valley Film Festival, Mondo Live, 2000 iFilm awards. Group's first feature, IPO premiered at Slamdance 2004.
   
The Man and his Machine• Propoganda Films/Apple Computer

April 1999

  Produced and edited 30 second commercial about Leonardo DaVinci for Apple Computer. Later developed this spot into demonstration and training materials for Final Cut Pro.
   
Swing Dancing in the 90’s• Macromedia Video Productions

September 1998

  Produced, directed and edited hour long documentary about swing dancing. Also produced and directed interactive segments for CD-ROM companion featuring interactive dance steps and interviews. Later extracted segment and created tutorial for Final Cut Pro that has been in use for 5 years.
   
"Jumptown" • Slant Rhyme Productions/RhumbaBums

October 1998

  Produced, directed and edited music video for Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums. From the album “Come Out Swingin”
   
Hobie Cat Lifestyle Video • Macromedia Video Prods/Hobie Cat Sailboats

March 1997

  Produced, directed, and edited twenty minute promotional video for Hobie Cat sailboats. Involved coordinating and producing a sailboat race.
   
Of a Feather Slant Rhyme Productions/Macromedia Video Productions

September 1996

  Wrote, produced, directed, and edited twenty minute short film about a bird watcher who encounters an alien who warns him about the end of the world.
   
Film & Video Service, San Francisco, CA • Assistant Director, Editor

1991 - 1994

  Worked at high volume corporate video production facility in San Francisco. In addition to work as A.D. and editor, also acted as sound recordist, video technician, and production assisstant.
   
Theatereality • Theatereality Productions

May 1993

  Co-authored, produced, directed, and edited an award winning fictional documentary about a renegade theater company out of control. Produced for cable television.
Festivals/Awards: CINE Golden Eagle, Mill Valley Film Festival, Manchester Film & Video Festival, UK, etc
   
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
UCLA School of Film & Television •  405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Design and teach graduate and undergraduate level courses at the nation’s premiere film school as an adjunct professor. Also created curriculum for and teach filmmaking skills as part of UCLA Arts Camp for teenagers.

2004 - Current
 
PIXAR Animation Studios •  1200 Park Ave. Emeryville, CA
Designed and teach ongoing classes at "PIXAR University" internal employee training program. Classes incl. "Instant Video" (1 wk), Digital Cinema Workshop (4 wks), Directing Workshop (12 wks).
2003 - 2004
 
San Francisco State Universtiy • 600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA

Taught classes as adjunct professor in Cinema Department. Classes included Future Cinema.

2001 - 2002
DV Creators.net •  2286 Ronda Vista Dr., Los Angeles, CA
Designed and taught 1, 2 and 3 day intensive workshops on Final Cut Pro, Editing techniques, and Digital Video production.Also develop DVD based training materials.
2000–Current
     
American Film Institute (AFI) •  2021 N. Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Created and taught workshop on digital video and Final Cut Pro. Two sections; beginning and advanced. Classes recur semi-annually. Also consulted on class design for several other classes.
2000- 2001
     
Academy of Art College SF 74 New Montgomery St. San Francisco, CA
Classes included Basic Video Production, Advanced Video Production, Motion Picture Language, Digital Non-linear Editing and seminars on computer graphics, layout, and multimedia applications.
1994 - 1996
     

ADDITIONAL SEMINARS, PANELS, Etc.

South by Southwest Film Festival, Austin TX •  Panel Moderator, Future of Digital Filmmaking, March 03

Cinequest Film Festival, San Jose, CA • Keynote Speaker, Digital by Digital conference, Feb, 03
Victoria Ind. Film & Video Festival, Victoria, BC • Editing for Interactive Environments, Feb 03
Toolfarm Training, San Francisco, CA • Beginning and advanced editing courses 2000 - 2001


RELATED EXPERIENCE  
Apple Computer, 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA
Product Designer, Final Cut Pro
Detailed design of user interaction and workflow for Final Cut Pro video editing, compositing, and special effects software. Designed and produced training curriculum and demos. Supervised and administered beta testing program, Acted as main liaison for power-user customers to integrate feedback into iterative design.
1998 - 2000
 
Macromedia, 600 Townsend St. San Francisco, CA
Workflow Designer/Usability Expert

Design and evaluate every aspect of cutting edge video editing software. Provide usability feedback to host of products including Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Freehand, etc. Perform usability testing and analyze data.

1995 - 1998
Adobe Systems, 345 Park Ave. San Jose, CA
SQA Engineer
Tested usability of and provided workflow feedback for graphics (Photoshop & Illustrator) and video editing (Premiere & After Effects) software for Macintosh and Windows platforms.
1993 - 1995

EDUCATION & DEGREES  
Bennett Theatre Lab, San Francisco, CA
Three-year acting program based on Stanislavski "method of physical action"
 
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

Major: Film Production, Graduate Cum Laude GPA 3.5