Nathan Hippenmeyer

Nathan H.

Xenia, OH
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I've been shooting and editing photos for 10 years using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. I own my previously owned my own wedding photography business and can share years of editing experience with you. The beginner's level will introduce you to the Photoshop interface, how to work on a photo in Adobe Camera Raw, and an introduction to the tools available to manipulate your image. The intermediate level will teach you how to start digging deeper into an image with layers, masks, clone stamps, and detailed edits.

About Nathan H.

Hey! Thanks for checking out my teacher profile page!

I'm really excited to share my knowledge of all things film, editing, illustration, video production and photography with you.

I'm a Digital Marketing Director that works for the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities.

I previously worked on Oscar-nominated films, TV commercials, shorts films, reality TV, documentaries and more. I also used to shoot weddings and event photography. Essentially, I eat, sleep, and breath the creative world!

I was trained as a film and television actor at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in New York City, and also got my B.F.A at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio for Motion Picture Production.

I have an incredible knack for teaching anybody how to pick up post-production software from Photoshop and Lightroom to Premiere Pro and After Effects. I can help you learn how to rig animated characters, how to record audio for a podcast, and so much more!

I can simplify things for you by cutting out the confusing stuff. Learning should be fun, and I enjoy taking the guess-work out of education. I get tired of the textbook ways of learning. I like to make things experiential, and hands-on. So let's learn together, and have fun while we do it.

I'm excited to meet you--please contact Takelessons today for more information!


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2 Reviews
Anirays C.
Profile-location-online Online

When I started classes, I wasn't even sure what i was going to learn, and if it was going to work online, but Nathan found the way to direct what i wanted to do in a very fun and interactive way. I never want to leave our online classes, and now i'm doing a video by myself with all the tools I've learn in only 4 classes... I'm really excited to keep learning more skills to use on my projects and work!

Posted Apr 20, 2015
Dominic C.
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Great tutor, easy to get hold of. Highly recommended.

Posted Jan 8, 2015

Photos & Videos

19 Photos & Videos


Digital Marketing & Platforms Director
Aug 2019 - Present

YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities

I currently oversee all Digital Marketing and Platforms for the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, the third-largest YMCA in the United States. My role is to enhance the digital customer experience online and in the branches. I work in Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator and more to pitch new ideas, create prototypes and develop new creative content for social media, email marketing, presentations, national conferences, and more.

Director of Marketing and Communication
Jun 2016 - Aug 2019

YMCA of Greater Dayton

I was the Director of Marketing and Communications for the YMCA of Greater Dayton where I oversaw the implementation of all creative aspects of YMCA creative for 12 YMCA branches, 48 child care sites, and one resident Camp (YMCA Camp Kern). I worked with Premiere Pro, After Effects, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop to create print and digital marketing.

Video Editor
Jun 2014 - Sep 2016

Blue Dog Media

Edited and produced commercials for a local ad agency in Dayton, Ohio using Premiere Pro, After Effects and more!

Editor for the Short Film TWIN FALLS
Jun 2013 - Jun 2015


Writer, director, and editor of the short film, "Twin Falls." Responsible for finessing screenplay, setting up auditions, casting actors, fundraising, location scouting, as well as working closely with the Director of Photography with storyboards. Postproduction duties include editing, sound mixing, festival entry and distribution.

Undisclosed iOS App Promotional Video
Sep 2014 - Oct 2014


A promotional video for a new app being released September 2015. I was in charge of the video's entire edit from beginning to end, utilizing Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 and After Effects CS6. I ingested, labeled, and organized the footage into selects--creating a streamlined workflow within the programs. I created a strong final cut that was used to promote the app to investors and advertisers.

Production Assistant
Jul 2014 - Jul 2014

Hello! and Company

Wrangled extras, maneuvered sets, and ran errands for producers on a St. Elizabeth's Hospital commercial in Cincinnati, OH.

Location Assistant for the film CAROL
Jan 2014 - Apr 2014

Salt Film Productions

Location Assistant for the Todd Haynes film CAROL, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. I worked alongside an amazing team of Location Scouts, searching for 1950s era departments stores, streets, and apartments. Locking down the facilities, negotiating contracts, and filing the paperwork needed to prepare a location for shooting.

Camera Assistant
Jul 2013 - Aug 2013

Screaming Flea Productions

Worked with the second camera unit gathering B-roll, time-lapse photography, and general pick-ups for the TLC show "Women of Homicide."

Director and Editor for the short film HOMOPHOBIA
Nov 2012 - Mar 2013

Independent Filmmaking

A short, controversial, experimental documentary on the life of a Christian man who "struggles" with homosexuality.

Director and Editor for the short film IT'S COMPLICATED
Oct 2012 - Nov 2012

Independent Filmmaking

Short documentary chronicling the unwritten rules of social media. "We have more friends, but we don't have the friends we can truly rely on."


B.F.A. Motion Picture Production
Aug 2010 - May 2014

Wright State University

AOS Degree in Film and Television Performance
Aug 2008 - May 2010

The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Film and Television Acting
Jun 2010

The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts

Unlike traditional undergraduate theater programs, at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, they give you today's most relevant, real-world education as you earn your acting degree. You're on camera every day. Performing on set. Creating webisodes. Learning from industry pros. And in your 2nd year, you can start going on real auditions — for TV and film roles, commercials and digital media — building your professional reel and network of casting directors, producers, directors, fellow actors and mentors.


Audience Award for Short Film
May 2014

Wexner Center for the Arts

Tom Hanks Scholarship
Apr 2013

Tom Hanks

Comments from John Bailey, ASC
Apr 2012

KODAK Film Scholarships

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