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Director and Founding Member of the UK Final Cut Pro User Group and an Apple Solutions Expert. A freelance television director and editor with many years of broadcast experience, including work for the BBC, Sky, ITN, CNBC and Reuters. Also a Final Cut Pro Consultant, Rick has attended numerous UK and US exhibitions, is a liaison to the US FCP user groups, and author of the best-selling series The Focal Easy Guides to Final Cut Pro.
A digital video expert and a trained business professional, Rich understands both the creative and management sides of the visual communications industry. He's held such diverse jobs as directing newscasts and publishing music magazines, to managing a production department and consulting non-profit agencies. Rich graduated from Drake University School of Journalism with dual degrees in Broadcast News and Radio-Television Production. He also holds a master's degree in Project Management from Keller Graduate School of Management.
Abba Shapiro is a lead instructor for Apple's certified training program and an award-winning writer/producer/director in video and film production with over 20 years of experience. His production company, Shapiro Video & Multimedia, serves a wide range of commercial, corporate, and federal clients. He teaches Final Cut Studio, and Photoshop for video courses throughout the US.
Robbie Carman is part of the first generation of certified Apple Final Cut Pro instructors. Currently he is certified to teach Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Aperture, and Motion. Robbie specializes in online editing and color correction on standard and high definition projects.