I am a qualified teacher with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and have more than 15 years' teaching experience in Higher Education & industry training organisations in the UK
Universities and Film Schools
UCA, Farnham Film School - 5 years teaching Documentary on the BA (Hons) Film at LCC, University of the Arts, London - 5 years teaching Documentary on the MA in Broadcast Journalism at the National Film & TV School (NFTS), Beaconsfield, Brunel University & University of East London - visiting lecturer 6 Years teaching experience in Further Education
Delivering industry training
DFG, The Documentary Filmmakers Group in London, Poland, & United Arab Emirates BBC Wales, News and Current Affairs, Final Cut Pro editing DV Talent - Final Cut Pro & Adobe Premiere editing
Working with young people and new entrants
British Council funded cultural exchange & film project in Buenos Aires, Argentina North London Collegiate School, South Korea The Video College / FT2's Legacy Fund London Children's Ballet
"Anton Califano will guide you through the challenging process of producing and editing your films and will stay with you until you tie all the loose ends. He is supportive and motivating and he encourages his students to always question their assumptions and not lose focus and interest in their own stories."
Sorana Stanescu, Reporter & Producer
"Anton is the most brilliant and incredibly patient Final Cut Pro teacher. He demystified the editing process and made FCP seem straightforward enough for us novice editors to grasp and use effectively."
John Deol,Shooting Producer/Director
"My industry hero would be my old mentor Anton Califano. He really inspired me to do what I do now."
Mo Ali, Director of "Shank" & "Montana"
Examples of workshop content
Scriptwriting for fiction and documentary
Creating ideas and pitching to funders
Professional development for new entrants to film and tv industries
How to operate and light for broadcast television & independent productions
Shooting and editing with mobile devices
Documentary storytelling in the edit
EQUIPMENT & SOFTWARE
The latest HD cameras such as Canon C300, C100, Canon 5D DSLR, Canon XF305