MFA, Digital Cinema - National University - 2011
Owner: TeachingTom, and TeachingTom Films
Video and Film Production, Final Cut Pro Editing, Editing Instruction
Previous business: Multimedia Services 4U
Final Cut Pro Certified Trainer (versions 5 thru 10)
Adjunct Instructor Positions:
Chaffey College - Film History
Fullerton College - Video Editing Instructor: Art and Computer Graphics Program, Multimedia Art Digital Design Program
Broadcasting and Cinema Specialist for Chaffey College - (10 years, Retired)
Forget Not My Dream (35 min)
Vimeo Film Link: http://vimeo.com/363309699 (34.32)
Vimeo PW Dream
After an unexpected teenage pregnancy, Nereida is forced to marry her abusing boyfriend. While experiencing intimate partner violence from two relationships, her story tells the effects the abuse had on her and her three children. She is buoyed by her Christian faith, as she escapes the harmful relationships, focuses on education, and graduates from the Honors College of the University of Texas, San Antonio as the oldest graduate at 68 years of age. Now seventy-three, Nereida teaches 2nd graders full time, tutors at St. Philips College Writing Center and walks through doors God opens. Nereida's success over her adversities and experiencing her long deferred dream will encourage other women experiencing domestic violence to take steps towards a life of safety and personal satisfaction.
A Life Transformed (condensed 29-minute version of Forget Not My Dream)
Includes poetry written and read by the primary character, Nereida Reyes.
Vimeo Film Link: http://vimeo.com/3489184
Vimeo PW djmdjm11
Nereida Reyes, a Puerto Rican woman survives several severe domestic violence episodes from two different abusers. Her adult children share their childhood views of their perceptions. Ultimately, she is able to learn to drive, get employment, graduate from two colleges, and teach second grade during her senior adult years.
Her life is highlighted in a book entitled Wow: Wonderful Old Women by Bonnie Lyons and Deb Field. Published by Outskirts Press, 2016, ISBN-10:1478783141
In Progress Documentary Film (Post Production Editing Phase):
From Pusher to Preacher (3 min trailer)
A physically and emotionally abused mixed race Latino teen's life as a thief, drug abuser, dope peddler is transformed by God’s love and redemption."
Vimeo Film Link: https://vimeo.com/225692289
Vimeo PW 2017 CMA