Break Into TV equips aspiring television personalities, including news anchors, meteorologists, and television hosts, with the skills necessary to become top-notch broadcast talent. During the weekend or month-long course, students can hone their on-screen personas under the attentive tutelage of AMS-sealed meteorologist, TV host, and news reporter Jonathan Novack. Intensive weekend courses pack two days chock-full of training in teleprompter reading, voice delivery, live reporting, and interviewing skills, imparting essential skills such as which questions not to ask during color pieces featuring water-skiing squirrels. During the two-day course, students also work under the watchful eye of the pros to construct a submission-quality 60-second demo reel.
For two decades, Harry Menedjian, the videographer at Long Term Memories, spent time working on the developing and editing side of the film industry. In 1989, he branched off into a new endeavor that put him behind the camera.
Now, he captures the first kiss between a new husband and wife, the joyful celebration of a baptism, and the fleeting disappointment on a birthday boy's face when he realizes that he didn't turn into Superman after blowing out his candles. He takes all that footage, edits it down, and puts it on high-definition DVDs and Blu-ray discs.
Growing up as the son of a theater actor and a concert clarinetist, Josh Cohen, owner of JoshCohenPhotography, developed a passion for the arts. Inspired by both photojournalists and more traditional artists, Cohen combines both technique and emotion in his photos.
Photographer Charles Fretzin began his love affair with the camera more than 30 years ago, when he studied at Chicago's Institute of Design. Now, Charles trains his eye to formal and candid portraiture to capture stills of families, couples, and newlyweds against a studio or scenic backdrop. Subjects receive their digital images via email before selecting the choicest shots, which can later be made into prints, custom photo albums, or toasters that burn their faces into each slice of bread.
Although he once starred on the soap opera Forever, Jim Richer found his true calling behind the lens. But this small-screen experience may explain why Richer is a pro when it comes to producing headshots for kids, teens, and adults that catch the eye of casting directors. Richer is also an expert when it comes to retouching images, whether they’re for professional or personal purposes. He can go so far as to remove braces, background buildings, and background buildings with headgear from images.