Henry Machtay earned an MFA from the University of Southern California Film School. He worked as a filmmaker, writer, editor, desktop publisher, and finally as a web designer/producer before a mid-life series of circumstances dropped him into a teaching career. Henry Machtay has credentials in Art and in Career-Tech Ed (Arts & Media). He is an Adobe Lead Educator, Adobe Photoshop Certified, has been an IISME Fellow, wrote the first UC-accepted curriculum for web design as an art class as well as contributing to the recently-accepted UCCI "Depth of Field," a 12th grade class combining Media Arts and English Literature. His curriculum for POV: Video Production for Persuasive Communication was recently accepted by UC A-G as an Art class and also a Career-Tech Ed class.