Boulder Digital Arts Instructors
Tyler Barnard is the founder of Analog Design Studio in Boulder, CO, a design firm combing the efforts of architecture design, film, 3D modeling and digital graphics. Having graduated with a Masters in Architectural Design from UCL in London, Tyler uses 3D models, CGI and digital graphics to stay on the cutting edge of design and architecture.
As SVP in charge of account services at Location3 Media in Denver, Samantha Bedford plays an active role in keeping the firm on the leading edge. Prior to joining Location3 in 2002, Samantha was a senior media marketer at ForwardSLASH, Inc. in South Africa. She has several industry certifications and recognitions - Google AdWords Professional, Yahoo! Search Ambassador, MSN adCenter member, ClickTracks Pro, WAA Award of Achievement and Google Analytics Individual. Samantha graduated from the AAA School of Advertising with bachelor - s degrees in marketing communications and media management.
Energetic and passionate about all things video, Ethan Benninger works by day as an editor for People Productions in Boulder. He has worked with both national and international clients such as ABC Family, GE, The American Red Cross, Papa John's Pizza and The Food Network. Ethan - s projects include documentaries, TV spots, and everything in between. In addition to being an Apple Certified Pro on multiple applications within Final Cut Studio, he is also an Apple Certified Final Cut Pro Trainer, and teaches at the Art Institute of Colorado in downtown Denver.
Bruce Borowsky has worked with People Productions in Boulder for over ten years as producer, director, cameraman, editor, and lighting director for a wide variety of commercial projects. He turned from professional still photographer to filmmaker in 1988 after working with adventure photographer Galen Rowell. Once in Boulder, Bruce produced the national television series The Climbing Show. His award-winning 2003 documentary, 18 days, 16 hours, detailing his trans-Atlantic race in a 72-foot sailboat, illustrates his vast experience shooting in unlikely places, whether in the midst of a hurricane or hanging off a rock ledge in Yosemite.
Angela Bowman of MoonGooseDesigns.com and AskWPGirl.com has been involved with internet technologies since 1996 when she became a member of the online tech support team at Quark, Inc. After learning about WordPress at BDA, she became a full-time WordPress guru, serving individuals and small- to medium-size organizations. She stretches the boundaries of WordPress by making extensive use of its built-in features combined with judicious use of plugins and creative CSS. Angela will help you think outside the blog box by helping you understand the nuts and bolts of WordPress and to endlessly customize your WP themes.
Brendan Boykin is a trainer, editor, and video production consultant based in Castle Rock. As an Apple Certified Master Trainer and the owner of Creek Mountain Media (a digital video solutions company), Brendan draws on his background in broad and corporate video to provide training to post-production, education, and broad facilities nationwide. A frequent presenter at trade shows and digital video seminars, Brendan is an author, contributing writer, and technical editor/reviewer for numerous Apple Pro Training Series books.
Brian Brown has owned his own full-service video and motion-graphics production business, BrownCow Productions, since 2004. A "one-man show," he scripts, produces, shoots, and edits all of his own content. He regularly creates video for the web, broadcast television, large events, and in-house corporate training. In December 2009, he purchased a Canon 7D video-capable DLSR, and has never looked back, embracing the cinematic look this camera provides his productions. He's shot hundreds of hours of footage with his DSLR.
Alex Bullen is an independent music producer and sound mixer based in Boulder County, Colorado. Through his 12 years of production experience he has specialized in turning raw audio into a final product. He has created thousands of minutes of custom music for a variety of projects, from "webisodes" and film shorts to full-length music albums. Alex loves helping others learn how to create great-sounding audio tracks, how to read music, and how to properly utilize modern A/V technology.
Jeff Casimir, the Principal at Jumpstart Lab, has been teaching Ruby and Rails since 2005. He's conducted training for large clients, small teams, and many individuals. He started teaching in 2003 with Teach for America in Washington, DC and he tells awesome jokes.
Based in Boulder, Colorado, Stephen Collector has over 25 years of freelance experience. Originally specializing in tabletop photography, his attention to detail and lighting techniques were applied to working on location for editorial and corporate assignments. Stephen's magazine clients include Esquire, Outside, Men's Journal, Field & Stream, Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company, and the New York Times. Corporate clients include United Airlines, Ball Corporation, Shell, Hain/Celestial Seasonings, Horizon Dairy, United Technologies, Oracle, and Sears Roebuck & Co., among many others.
Mike Connolly creates and manages direct response marketing systems for fast growing businesses so they can attract their ideal customers, put an iron fence around them and develop an abundant "herd" of customers for life. He has co-created and manages marketing systems using blogs, social networking sites, newsletters, e-letters, video networks, articles, multi-media follow-up systems, direct mail, teleseminars, webinars and affiliate marketing. He - s an experienced teacher, trainer and coach and loves sharing his passion for magnetic attraction strategies with high achieving business owners and entrepreneurs.
Michael Conti has helped clients for over 26 years to realize award winning videos through directing, producing and editing services through Michael Conti Video Productions of Boulder. Clients have included multi-national corporations, non-profits, advertising agencies and hometown businesses. Michael is adjunct instructor of videography and video editing at Westminster Front Range Community College and the former executive director of The Shoot Out 24 Hour Filmmaking Festival Boulder.
Antony Cooper has directed and produced numerous award-winning videos. Several years in music TV production for MTV and Polygram Records include names such as the Rolling Stones, the Who, Elvis Costello and INXS. Other projects include Director of on-air operations for the Denver based Scandinavian Channel, and Director of Photography on the environmental documentaries The Nature of Cities and Transforming Energy. Antony has written and directed videos for Miller Brewing, Olympus Cameras, the pharmaceutical manufacturer Roche, and national 9-1-1 database management company Intrado.
Tara Dunn is the Web Analytics Manager at Location3 Media in Denver. As a Google Analytics Qualified Individual and a Google AdWords Qualified Individual, Tara has over six years - experience in web analytics, on everything from solutions for small businesses to large brands and enterprise level clients. She has presented numerous training sessions, leading her company to become a Google Analytics Certified Partner. Her daily activities include strategic applications of web analytics in business settings, providing and troubleshooting analytics implementations, and providing actionable insights to her clients.
Steve Gandy is an educator, trainer, technology support professional and life-long photographer. Steve has introduced the ins-and-outs of digital photography to students young and old since 1995 and has been involved in education since 1978. His photography is varied but he focuses on nature, travel, and sports. Steve has contributed to training books and websites on Photoshop Elements, StarOffice/OpenOffice and other educational topics. He leads photographic tours to the southern Utah canyon lands.
Beth Hayden is a blogging and social media consultant who specializes in using technology to give women a voice in the world. She is the owner of Blogging with Beth, a WordPress development and social media consulting company. Beth is known for her fun, relaxed, engaging teaching style, and she has provided training, consulting, blog coaching and development services for New York Times bestselling authors, political commentators, artists, and personal development coaches all across the United States. Beth has been a guest blogger with LauraRoeder.com, Problogger.net, and Copyblogger.com.
For over 30 years, Dave Jenks has been a master teacher, entrepreneur and business leader. He has authored four New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Amazon best selling books. Currently, Dave serves as Chief Creativity Office (CCO) of Free Enterprise Warriors, an online entrepreneurial training and consulting service. He is a nationally recognized speaker and business teacher, known for his pragmatic wisdom and easy-to-implement approach. He makes adult learning fun. Dave and his wife Laurie Hathorn have lived in Boulder since 2010.
If you've used lynda.com or paged through leading Photoshop books and magazines, you probably know Photoshop guru and accomplished photographer Jan Kabili. She has recorded so many Photoshop video training courses for Lynda that she has her own URL there Her books include How to Wow: Photoshop for the Web, Photoshop Hands On Training for the Web, and the Complete Course books for both Photoshop and Elements. She has written many articles for Macworld, Photoshop User, and Mac Design. She's currently authoring Adobe's Photoshop Certified Expert Exam and beta testing new versions of Photoshop.
Through 21st Century Graphics, Tim Meehan provides design and illustration to a broad range of national and international clients with a focus on productivity, creativity and fun. Tim has over 30 years' experience as a professional graphic designer and trainer, and was one of the first to recognize the computer's design potential. In 1984, Apple hired him to present the Macintosh's capabilities to audiences around the US. Tim has published in various digital topics from QuarkXPress to Photoshop to Final Cut Pro. He was one of the first members of the Apple Consultant Network and continues to be active in the ACN Advisory Council.
Kevin Menzie runs a local web strategy, design, and development agency called Slice of Lime and uses Adobe Illustrator on a daily basis. In his free time, Kevin draws cartoons using a pencil, a scanner, and Adobe Illustrator. Samples of his illustration work can be seen on his website: http://www.kevinmenzie.com/.
Eric Miller has a background in software, architecture, and music, and wowed his friends in high school by playing Tetris with his toes. He has been coding something or other since 1995 and has been creating software for the web professionally since 2007. Eric has a BS from Stanford University, an M.Arch from the University of Colorado, and a black belt in Aikido, but has sadly allowed his mad Tetris skillz to wither.
With 35 years in the film and video production world, Lowel Pierce has done a little of everything and enjoyed the variety. A Colorado native and graduate of CSU in Technical Journalism, Lowel has worked as a TV news photographer, a cinematographer in Saudi Arabia, a partner in a video production company. As both one-man-band and freelance Director of Photography for 22 years, Lowel has worked on indie features, shorts, documentaries, TV commercials, and high-end corporate productions earning a CINE Golden Eagle, Heartland Emmies, and Videographer Awards of Distinction.
Wes Price has over 13 years experience producing illustration and animation for national and community organizations. His clients have included New Life Cinema, Warner Brothers, Buena Vista Games, Simon & Goodman Picture Company and National Geographic. As a board member for ASIFA-Colorado, the local chapter of the International Animated Film Society, he was instrumental in delivering the Animation Station workshops during the 2008 and 2009 Denver International Film Festivals. Wes is a lifelong student of anatomy and holds an MS in Medical Illustration and Animation from the Medical College of Georgia.
Dana Romanoff is an award-winning photographer and multimedia producer using art as activism to raise awareness of key issues in society. Her clients include National Geographic Society, The Women - s Foundation of Colorado, LifeQuest Transitions, Reportage-by-Getty Images, The New York times and numerous other editorial, commercial and humanitarian-aid organizations. Dana - s work is published and exhibited around the globe and she has received numerous international recognition including the 2011 Blue Earth Alliance Award, shortlist for the 2010 Anthropographia Multimedia and Human Rights Award, and was part of a team of reporters awarded finalist for a Gold Medal Pulitzer Prize in Public Service.
Bethany Siegler of UniqueThink helps build your complete online presence and find cost-effective marketing solutions. Bethany has created online marketing campaigns for musical artists as distinct as Frank Black (Pixies) and David Wilcox, software developers as diverse as Wild Divine and OfficeTime, and local independent businesses like The Video Station and Boulder Weekly. She has represented major corporations like SONY and Budweiser, yet prefers to find solutions for smaller companies, often by building sustainable websites and blogs in WordPress.
Photographer Erik Stenbakken shoots for editorial and commercial clients ranging from the obscure to the famous. He's been technical director on shoots for Nikon and Ford Motor Company as well as instructed several National Geographic photographers on technical aspects of artificial light and equipment. Before becoming a photographer, Stenbakken was a teacher and he still loves to teach. No questions are stupid, so come with your questions and frustrations and leave with answers and solutions! You can see his work at www.stenbakken.com or ask pre-class questions, web[at]stenbakken.com. See you in class!
Betty Taylor, detail-obsessed graphic designer, has been putting together pictures and words to communicate messages for close to 20 years. She works with clients on everything from food packaging to long document layout. Betty has been an enthusiastic fan of Adobe InDesign since it was first introduced, and offers training for both beginners and experts.
Dave Taylor has been involved with the Internet since 1980 and is widely recognized as an expert on both technical and business issues. He has been published over a thousand times, launched four Internet-related startup companies, has written twenty business and technical books and holds both an MBA and MS Ed. Dave maintains four weblogs: The Business Blog at Intuitive.com, Ask Dave Taylor, Dave On Film, and Attachment Parenting Blog. Dave is an award-winning speaker, sought after conference and workshop participant and frequent guest on radio and pod programs.
Eli Vega is an award-winning, extensively published photo artist with over twenty years of experience in the field of photography. He is a sought-after presenter and art competition judge among Front Range camera clubs. You can see the depth of his art at www.elivega.net. He is known for his mantras: "The best photography is found where technical know-how and creative aesthetics meet," and, "I donít see with my eyes. I see with my imagination."
Doug Wray has been working with online information systems since 1984. Starting in science using TeX and LaTeX realtime rendering on Macs progressing to desktop publishing for commercial printing thence into web design. He's used numerous electron-herding methods including HTML and CSS. Sometime in 2001 he broke with conventional wisdom and stopped using tables for structure - following in the footsteps of Eric Meyer and Jeffrey Zeldman. He now builds websites exclusively with CSS and finds it an exciting and challenging pursuit.
Abigail Wright is a professional filmmaker, writer, producer, and information designer. For the independent film company Miranda Productions, Inc., Abigail wrote and produced four environmental documentaries that have accumulated over eighty major awards and have been broadcast all over the world. She is the senior producer of an innovative immersive website soon to be launched, working on a hybrid documentary based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead, and developing a TV series for kids on the wonders of food. Before moving to Boulder in 1994, Abigail acted and directed on stages in New York, Toronto, and Montreal.