Daren Donofrio

Daren D.

Hoboken, NJ
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Lesson Details

Adobe Photoshop

Levels Taught:
Intermediate
Did you ever want to learn basic Photoshop to edit your own family, vacation, business, or social media photos but felt too overwhelmed to learn from scratch? Perhaps you might even want to improve the quality of your thumbnails on You Tube?

If any of the above examples apply to you, then I can help! I am an editor for a vacation vlog and a gaming channel on You Tube. I also cut demo reels and edit my own photography. I can offer beginner/intermediate Photoshop tutorials, walking you through removing unwanted background objects, adding eye-catching text, basic color correcting, etc. All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. You will have a functional knowledge of Photoshop in no time! (*For my lessons, I use Photoshop Elements 14, a less complicated version of Photoshop Pro.)

Shoot me a message, and let's start creating together!
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About

Daren passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Daren delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12+

Teaching since:
2010

I am a professional actor, dancer, voiceover artist, editor, personal trainer, disc jockey (17+ years), and promotional marketer. Graduating from Pennsylvania State University in 2013, I studied labor employment studies with a law focus and minored in film/theatre. I have a very diverse skill set and take every opportunity to teach my students with patience, enthusiasm, and an attention to detail.

Recently, my TV credits have included co-starring roles on The Daily Show (Comedy Central), The Blacklist (NBC), and Blue Bloods (CBS). Since 2016, I have been the voice of a national Velveeta and Rotel ad campaign, and my voiceover experience extends to the world of video games and anime. I also starred in a sci-fi series pilot for DirecTV, currently in post-production.

Using my editing skills, I create content for a new travel vlog and video gaming channel (Remie D Gaming on You Tube), creating professional travel videos, original video game-related comedic memes, and a personal look at my fun social experiences.

As an actor and voiceover artist, I frequently update my marketing materials including demo reels, websites, and social media. Doing so requires a fundamental knowledge of various editing programs such as Adobe Premiere Elements and Adobe Photoshop Elements. I present actual examples of what is possible using these programs and how to immediately apply the principles I teach to your projects at home or business.

For whatever you need, I look forward to helping you bring out your best personal results!

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Experience

Actor & Voiceover Artist
Jan 2012 - Present
Various

I have been a professional actor since 2012. Currently, I focus mostly on film, TV, and voiceover, though my background started in theatre.

Promotional Marketer
Jun 2014 - Dec 2017
Awestruck Marketing

I worked as a promotional model & marketer for Awestruck Marketing in NYC & NJ. My total experience as a manager, promo model, and brand ambassador spans 10 years, starting while I was attending college.

Education

On-Camera Technique
Sep 2016 - Present
Private Classes - Ted Sluberski
On-Camera Technique
Jan 2015 - Feb 2017
Private Classes - Bob Krakower
Voiceover Technique
Jan 2016 - Feb 2016
Private Classes - Andy Roth
On-Camera Auditioning
Jan 2013 - Jan 2015
Private Classes - Heidi Marshall
Labor Employment Relations (Major) & Theatre (Minor)
Sep 2008 - May 2013
Pennsylvania State University (University Park)

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

CPR Certification
Jan 2018
Monmouth Medical Center

I am certified in child & adult CPR.

Emergency Medical Technician
Aug 1998
Monmouth Medical Center

I had a valid EMT license from 1998-2002 and was certified with Monmouth Medical Center in New Jersey.

Awards

Festival Award - Best Ensemble Cast (Cries of the Unborn - 2017)
Mar 2017
Northeast Film Festival, US
Penn State Outstanding Adult Student Award
Jan 2012
Pennsylvania State University (University Park)

Affiliations

SAG-AFTRA
Dec 2016

SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond.

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National Honors Society
Sep 1996

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

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Photos & Videos

Commercial Headshot

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Theatrical Headshot

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Commercial Dance Photo

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Candid Photo from a Voiceover Project

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Commercial Fitness Photo

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Behind-the-Scenes on the set of Sports Center (ESPN)

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Theatrical Demo Reel - Please visit DarenDonofrio.com and imdb.me/DarenDonofrio.com for additional media.
Commercial Demo Reel - Please visit DarenDonofrio.com and imdb.me/DarenDonofrio.com for additional media.
Dancer Reel - Please visit DarenDonofrio.com and imdb.me/DarenDonofrio.com for additional media.
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