Nick Harauz is a certified Apple trainer.
Nick has an uncanny ability to engage his students and create a level of relatedness that keeps them coming back for more. Since 2002, Nick has also worked with domestic and international brands, offering a wide variety of video production and motion graphic services. He has worked with clients such as Proctor & Gamble, Diageo, Virgin Mobile, Nando’s, Visa and Blackberry.
In 2013, Nick wrote his first book on Apple Motion 5, which is available on Amazon. He spoke at Adobe MAX in 2018 for Adobe and at the launch of CC 2014 in Toronto . Currently, Nick is writing a book in Photoshop for 2021. When he is not teaching, travelling, or creating video content, Nick can be found on his new e-bike.
Abba Shapiro is an Adobe and Apple Master Trainer, certifying university and training center instructors to teach Adobe Premiere Pro. Abba is an award-winning writer/producer/director. He has worked for a wide range of commercial, corporate and federal clients, including: USA Today, NASCAR, The Associated Press, NASA, Univision, Major League Baseball, Showtime, Viacom, The Discovery Channel, and CNN. Over the past 15 years Abba has created on-line training courses covering everything from Video Editing and Color Correction to how to shoot, light, and edit an interview. His courses air on CreativeLive, LinkedIn Learning, and RippleTraining. He is also the author of several video editing books. Abba also is a regular speaker at several international broadcasting conferences including NAB, IBC, InterBee, Photoshop World, and AdobeMAX. Some of the courses he teaches include, Video Editing, Scriptwriting, and all aspects of Video Production. When Abba is not bouncing around the globe teaching and consulting, he is probably following his passion, chasing light and shooting photos
When Jenn Jager started Plum Productions Video, she had a vision: a woman owned business where projects began with a collaborative spirit between creatives and clients. In the past decade, Plum Productions has grown into one of South Florida’s busiest production houses, with clients ranging from SAKS 5TH Avenue, Newell Brands (makers of Oster, Mr. Coffee, Sunbeam and others), and the University of Michigan. In 2018, Jenn started her own YouTube channel where she gives tips on video marketing strategies. Her audience has swelled to 100,000 subscribers from every corner of the world. In March of 2021, she launched a new channel, “Jenn Jager Pro Tutorials” which is solely focused on helping editors sharpen their Final Cut Pro and Apple Motion skills.
Josh Beal, ACE
Josh Beal, ACE, is a sought-after picture editor living and working in Los Angeles. He has worked on high-profile shows for Netflix, Amazon, HBO, and FX/Hulu among others.
Jeff I. Greenberg has nearly two decades of experience as a Post-Production consultant and Master Instructor (trainer for other trainers) for Adobe, Apple, and Avid, specializing in the areas of editorial, workflow, compositing, sound, color grading and compression.
Jeff is the owner of JGreenberg Consulting and for a decade was the Principal Instructor for Future Media Concepts. Consistently voted as one of the top seminar speakers/interviewers, audience’s feedback includes depth of subjects covered, approachability and student-centered teaching that helps keep them up to date on industry standards. Jeff teaches seminars at events such as NAB, IBC, CES and Inter BEE. He’s the chair for the Editors Retreat, an annually held exclusive getaway for editors.
Steve Martin is the creative force behind Ripple Training and has been using and teaching Final Cut Pro since 1999. Since Final Cut Pro’s introduction, he has introduced thousands of people to Final Cut Pro through his classes, workshops, YouTube videos and training products. He has consulted and/or trained for Apple, Adobe, Disney, Canon, Walmart and other companies. He is also a writer, producer and avid photographer.
Matthew O’Brien is a filmmaker and YouTuber based in Omaha, Nebraska. Matthew has worked as a professional video editor for the last 10+ years on projects ranging from concert video content for performers such as Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, and Ariana Grande to short films, documentaries and corporate video through his production company Midland Pictures. Matthew’s YouTube channel has nearly 19k subscribers, and he makes content about video editing and post-production that’s meant to help viewers master Final Cut Pro so they can spend less time troubleshooting and more time creating content.
Frederick Van Johnson
Frederick has been a professional photographer since 1989, and he is also a passionate entrepreneur and marketer.
He is the host and Editor-in-Chief of “This Week in Photo aka TWiP”, one of the world’s most popular photography podcasts, and also the founder of TWiP PRO, a highly engaged and exclusive community of photographers.
Frederick began his career as a Combat Photojournalist in the United States Air Force, where he served for 8 years and was decorated multiple times for his work in the field. Frederick’s squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base was among the first in the armed forces to receive and put into daily action DSLR camera equipment. As a result, Frederick was awarded the prestigious Air Force Commendation medal for his key role in facilitating the USAF’s transition from film-based photography to digital.
After the military, Frederick went on to study visual communication and marketing at the University of California in Santa Barbara, California, ultimately becoming Chairman of the Board at Brooks Institute of Photography.
An Apple alum, Frederick was also instrumental in the development of iPhoto, Aperture Apple’s award-winning photo management application.
Today he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and continues to make photographs, record the podcast, and binge on Netflix whenever possible.
Mark Spencer is a creative partner of Ripple Training, where he has trained thousands of people on production and post-production techniques through classes, workshops, YouTube videos, and online training products. He is also a bay-area based producer, editor, teacher and writer. Mark is an Apple-certified instructor for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5, a Blackmagic-certified instructor for Davinci Resolve and the author or coauthor of 5 books on Motion and FinalMark Spencer is a creative partner with Ripple Training, producing tutorials and plugins for Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Davinci Resolve. He is a video producer, editor, trainer and writer, and is the author or coauthor of 5 books on Motion and Final Cut Pro, including the Apple Pro Training Series Motion 5.
Nicki Sun is an on-camera personality/influencer, and freelance producer, director, cinematographer, content strategist, editor, and educator passionate about amplifying marginalized voices both in front and behind the camera. She is the creator and host of “Now You Know,” a talk show spotlighting key celebrities and leaders within the API community, and TechNicki Speaking, a tech channel dedicated to empowering content creators and spotlighting women and BIPOC creators, which also live streams every Tuesday at 7pm PST on Amazon LIVE.
She was selected by Samsung x Popsugar to film her directorial debut “Love in the Time of COVID” entirely on the Samsung Galaxy S20FE 5G in 2020, became the official NAB Show spokesperson in 2022, and was selected to host the red carpet world premiere of Disney x Pixar’s TURNING RED in partnership with GEICO. She currently creates content and educates creators full-time, and is the technical advisor and co-host of Messy Sexy Me, “The Hottest New Podcast” (David’s Guide), available on all major platforms.