A certified Apple, Adobe, and Boris trainer, Jim runs the Digital Film Institute of Atlanta.
Jim Kanter
By Martin Sitter

When you do the tradeshow circuit for as long as I have, you meet some great educators, as well as some real characters. Jim Kanter is both, wrapped in one tidy package. He has a sharp-wit that is quick to entertain, but also a clever mind that seems to store unlimited knowledge about all software applications. You've heard the saying, "Jack of all trades, master of none" ... well that does not apply here. With Mr. Kanter, we clearly have "Jim of all trades!" And the best thing is, he's a master of them all ...

It took me two years to get Jim to do some macProVideo.com tutorials, and I couldn't be more pleased about having him aboard. Jim is a talented presenter with long experience using multimedia software. In fact, Jim made his first film when he was 7 and was hooked from then on. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in film production and has done graduate studies in design, computers, and digital filmmaking.

Jim has been on the faculties of several universities and helped build more than a few digital filmmaking training programs before starting the Digital Film Institute in 2004. He is an award-winning filmmaker and photojournalist, a member of the Broadcast Designers Association, and a certified instructor for Apple, Adobe and Boris software.

Working with desktop computers in filmmaking since 1986, Jim is considered one of the top trainers in the industry and is regularly invited to speak at international conferences, workshops, and user group meetings. He has contributed to many publications and DVDs and is active in several online communities. Clients include Apple, Adobe, Turner Studios, CNN, Fox News Network, Scripps Productions, The Weather Channel, NASA, and the US Armed Forces, along with numerous television stations and production companies.

In his private life, Jim is a happily married father of two who enjoys traveling, reading (mostly non-fiction and the occasional spy thriller), movies, and music (plays the clarinet and saxophone--barely). He rides a 1991 BMW motorcycle, shoots underwater video (he has been a SCUBA instructor since 1986) and likes taking his family flying in their Velocity airplane.

How he finds time to do training for us is a mystery. But what's not a mystery is the quality of the tutorials he puts out! Jim is a top-notch trainer, all the way around. We look forward to his future with us, at macProVideo.com.
Courses by Jim Kanter
  • Photoshop CS6 101
    Mastering The Workspace
    In this introductory course, Adobe Certified trainer Jim Kanter illuminates every corner of Adobe Photoshop CS6‘s beautiful new "dark" workspace...
  • Photoshop CS5 101
    Core Photoshop CS5
    5-hours of training (115 separate videos) covering the fundamentals of using Photoshop CS5. Learn Photoshop CS5 from a proven master who gets right to the tips & tricks that benefit you the most.
  • Adobe CS5
    Free Sneak Peek Videos
    Here's a sneak preview of our exciting CS5 tutorials. Click here to get your first look at everything from code-snippets to context-aware brushes!
  • Photoshop CS4 101
    Core Photoshop CS4
    Learn valuable tips & tricks that will quickly & efficiently make you a Photoshop CS4 master ... that's the benefit of SEEING & HEARING how software works!
  • Motion 3 105
    3D In Motion
    With the addition of 3D cameras & lighting, Motion 3 is now a world-class application for animating 3D effects. This tutorials shows you the way!
  • Photoshop 101
    Mastering Photoshop CS3
    There's no doubt about it, Photoshop CS3 is a deep application that takes time to learn. However, with its new interface and added features, Photoshop CS3 is now easier to use than ever before ... once you know a few workflow techniques!
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