Our custom training classes are designed to give you exactly the information you need on the topics of your choice. These custom training classes are designed for small groups of up to 3 people for a real, focused training experience. You can provide the equipment needed or we can provide it (based on availability). Our goal is to get you up to speed on the latest tools and technology.
Please note that training requests are subject to instructor and equipment availability. AbelCine Training will respond to all inquires within 48 hours. All prices on the website are estimates, and we will confirm the final price when your session is scheduled.
For larger groups, or if you want to be trained at your location, please visit this page – Custom Training for Groups.
Our AbelCine Workshops are taught but the following instructors:
Ian McCausland is one of AbelCine’s Camera Technology Specialists and Trainers. He holds a BA in Film from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and his credits include the 1999 Black Sabbath concert video The Last Supper and the 2008 Smashing Pumpkins documentary If All Goes Wrong. As one of the original Abel staff members, Ian was integral to the formation of the company’s rental department in 1990. In 1997, he reprised his role when he moved out West to launch Abel’s Burbank rental department. Follow Ian on Twitter: @IanMcCausland
Andy Shipsides is AbelCine’s Director of Education. He received his B.A. from the University of Florida and received his MFA in Film & Television from SCAD. Andy joined AbelCine in 2007 and has become a trusted resource, both within the company and in the industry at large. As a Camera Technology Specialist, he has provided technical support to numerous features and TV shows; he also continues to teach specialized camera classes. Andy serves as a Technical Editor for CineTechnica, AbelCine’s technical blog, and is also an active contributor to publications such as HD Video Pro. Follow Andy on Twitter: @AndyShipsides
Juliet McNally is one of AbelCine’s Digital Cinema Specialists. She earned her B.A. in Film at Emerson College in Boston, where she was nominated for Best Cinematographer and won a Best Advanced Film Evvy Award. She joined AbelCine’s Burbank office in 2005 as a rental assistant – one of only seven employees in the office at the time. During the company’s transition to a larger building, Juliet also transitioned into a new role as a Camera Technology Specialist. In her current role, she provides support on various concert, commercial, and feature film shoots. Follow Juliet on Twitter: @julietverni
Jeff Lee joined the AbelCine team in 2009. He attended Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of Arts where he concentrated in both photography and filmmaking. In addition to his current role as Training Manager, Jeff also leads specialized classes and workshops in AbelCine NY’s Learning Point and serves as a Technical Editor on the CineTechnica blog. Additionally, Jeff is an accomplished still photographer who has traveled extensively working on documentary projects. His work has appeared in publications such as Shutterbug and he has been a featured Gawker Artist. Follow Jeff on Twitter: @jeffleephoto
Megan Donnelly is a Camera Technology Specialist based out of AbelCine’s Chicago location. An accomplished Director of Photography for commercials, music videos, and narratives, she has won several awards including a Midwest Emmy in 2014. View her work at www.megandonnelly.net
Prior to joining AbelCine, Megan was the Technical Manager at Fletcher Camera and Lenses / CineVerse in Chicago, where she provided technical and workflow support for multiple features and television series. She also developed the curriculum for the International Cinematographer’s Guild Digital Loader Workshops, which she taught nationwide.
Originally from Mesa, Arizona, Megan Donnelly graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Media Arts with a concentration in Cinematography.
Follow Megan on Twitter: @cinemamegan