Jem Schofield
Program Director/Producer/Educator

Jem is the founder of theC47, an online and offline educational resource focused on teaching the craft of video production and filmmaking (with production based workshops taught throughout the United States and abroad). He is a producer, director & educator and also the founder and program director of The Filmmaker’s Intensive, a bi-annual program that focuses on the art & science of documentary & narrative filmmaking and Film Camp, an annual two-week program that teaches narrative filmmaking to teens.

He is an Apple Mentor Trainer and co-author of the Apple Pro Training Series book entitled Motion 4 Quick-Reference Guide. He is also the co-author of the Apple Pro Training Series book entitled Motion Graphics and Effects in Final Cut Studio 2 and a contributing author of the Apple Pro Training Series book: DVD Studio Pro 4, 2nd Edition.

For the past 19 years his company, Buttons Productions, has been producing projects for an ever expanding client base. Clients include AbelCine, Apple, Inc., Canon U.S.A. Inc., EMI, Manfrotto, The New York Times, NPR, TED, Tiffen & Zeiss.

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Daniel Phakos

Dan began his career as a photo assistant with a top New York City fashion photographer. After being exposed to video during the DSLR revolution, he switched his efforts to working on video production full time. He now splits his time between Camera Operating, AC'ing, Editing and Directing, with the majority of his work occurring in the fashion and commercial world.