You might know Faraz Ahmed as the guy on the TriCaster training videos. But did you know he’s also a classroom instructor, international consultant, product developer, and an editor? (Just to name a few). Faraz has been part of the broadcasting industry for nearly a decade, growing up on NewTek products from the Amiga days.
Having a close tie with NewTek products, Faraz beta tested Video Toaster 2 and went on to develop over a 100 DVE(Digital Video Effects) for the Video Toaster Community. He then created a Toaster product community allowing users to share resources, tips & tricks. It evolved into VTKnowledge.com, now owned by Amitrace, an elite NewTek dealer for over 15 years.
Class on Demand approached Faraz to become their “expert” for NewTek products. (See Class On Demand website) Although an excellent opportunity, Faraz was nervous about how teaching in a classroom would compare to teaching to a camera. “It’s not as much fun, but the amount of content that can be packed into a training DVD is phenomenal.” He has worked with Class on Demand over the years and created a series of training DVD for SpeedEdit, TriCaster, & the VT product line.
Faraz branched out from NewTek products and went on to become a Certified Final Cut Instructor and continued to tweak the broadcast workflow. He has done consulting work in Serbia, Pakistan, and Dubai, along with the States. While he has worked with a variety of products, he’s always had a soft spot for NewTek products. “The power that NewTek products provide at a fraction of the cost is simply unbeatable”, says Faraz.
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Faraz continues to train at Amitrace’s brand new training facility in
Faraz plans to continue do freelance classroom teaching, as well as consulting and editing. “One thing just doesn’t satisfy me, plus everything complements each other so well.”