Abba Shapiro is an award-winning writer/producer/director with 30 years of experience in video and film production. 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.
Abba also teaches video editing on a variety of platforms, DSLR production and postproduction, scriptwriting, and Photoshop for video In addition, Abba conducts production workshops around the globe at conferences including NAB, IBC, InterBee, Photoshop World, and Macworld. When Abba is not bouncing around the globe teaching and consulting, he is probably following his passion, chasing light and shooting photos.
By Abba Shapiro and Steve Martin
Lighting the InterviewThis tutorial will give you the tools and know-how for putting your interview subjects in the best possible light while maximizing your viewer’s focus on your subjects. Learn effective lighting strategies for success.
Short Film Editing TechniquesMore than just technical explanations of editorial techniques, this tutorial focuses on the creative thinking behind each edit decision and how they have a positive or negative impact on the story.
Commercial Editing TechniquesThis tutorial will help you understand the editorial decisions that go into creating an engaging commercial by teaching techniques that sell your product and leave an impression.