I’ve always loved to share what I know with others.  I coached all ages of gymnastics for many years and then taught filmmaking and media classes through the International Wildlife Media Center and also to high school students through the Flagship program.  I love to teach and continue to make time throughout the year to teach a variety of workshops and classes.  I currently teach ongoing workshops for the Rocky Mountain School of Photography and am in the process of getting underwater photo/video workshops started for the Ocean Media Institute.  I’m also available for private instruction and have several workshops that I’ve refined over the years and can modify to suit the needs of different groups and lengths of time.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding workshops, speaking or teaching engagements.

Here are some testimonials from students taken from teacher evaluations at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography:

From a one week “Introduction to Video” course for students with a photography background:

“Colin was an excellent instructor, definitely my favorite during Advanced Intensive. I went in thinking I would not be adding video to my photography portfolio/career and finished thinking I would. That is a successful teacher! The information he presented was well thought out and delivered in a way that made sense… with each new piece of information building on the old. He stayed on task and wasn’t easily distracted. He taught only what we needed to know and could absorb during the few short sessions that he had with us, but made us aware of the infinite possibilities with video. He also had great hand outs and made sure to check in with every student in the classroom. He is very talented but humble (!) and I could tell he took teaching seriously. I loved this class and would definitely take more from him if they were offered. I’d love to see an Advanced Beginner or Intermediate workshop taught by him.

“This class was so great it really inspired me to chase my motion ideas. I loved the class and I learned so much.”

“It brought on a new idea(s) on things to do and how to do it properly.  I loved the way Colin taught this course, the only complaint is that was not more than one week!”

“I have learned so much and feel so grateful for all the time Colin has spent answering our questions and being able to help everyone in the classroom. I still can’t believe the video projects that were made only after a few days of instruction. It’s been pretty darn impressive. Colin is a great asset to RMSP. I wish we had more weeks of video!”

“I didn’t think I was gonna be a fan of video, but I have found that I LOVE IT!!! Colin did an outstanding job teaching and delivering this class. He is a true asset!!!! I wish we had more time in video!!!”

From a month long course, “Video for Still Photographers” taught at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography:

“Very patient, Very knowledgeable, easy to follow along with his class, always willing to help explain material, great notes. Made class fun, appreciated Colin sharing his own work. Appreciated the inspiration videos he shared. Loved watching all other students films.”

“I have very much enjoyed Colin’s video class. Learning video was one of the reasons I came back for the Advanced Intensive classes. Colin’s knowledge, articulate instruction, patience, various learning modalities and the daily outlines he printed out for us have been invaluable.”

“Colin has the patience, teaching skills, and background that make him an amazing instructor.  I know that I can speak for other students in saying that we all liked him and were impressed by his teaching ability.”

“On Colin’s first day with Class A, we weren’t on the schedule for the morning due to a mistake made by RMSP and there wasn’t a working internet connection in the room. Colin did the best that he could and taught us in 3 hours what he taught the other class in six hours. Once again, he was very professional at a time that I think would have tried the patience of any instructor.”

“Awesome Class!!! Colin is a great, great teacher.”

“No change. Keep Colin. :)”

“Colin was awesome. I don’t think anyone else could have done a better job trying to teach that much info in such a short amount of time.”

“Colin is extremely knowledgeable – I learned a lot from him. There were a few times when information came a little too fast (color correction). Overall great class.”