Filmmaker & Coaching Team

Meet Richard Jackson, our Video Mentor and accomplished director based in sunny Los Angeles. His academic background includes an Associate of Arts degree from the Los Angeles Film School, a  Bachelor of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Loyola Marymount University. Beyond Film School, Richard has also worked on set with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Kylie Jenner, and Jennifer Aniston.

Drawing on their wealth of experience in the industry, our mentor has developed a unique approach to teaching that blends technical expertise with boundless imagination. They’re passionate about helping you tap into your own creative potential and discover new ways to bring your visions to life.

Ali Baron is a filmmaker and Content Creator

She believes in honest, simple, and effective storytelling. She connects with audiences in memorable ways by simplifying ideas into engaging narratives. She is looking to grow and apply these skills to help other people share their visions using her video editing, story-telling, and Photoshop skills.

  • Formally educated at New York University
  • Cofounder of Podtones

Xavier M. Plater filmmaker, also known as “X,” or “X-Man”

A Baltimore-based American film director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, and photographer. He is currently studying film/video and photography at the Maryland Institute College of Art. He’s worked on a variety of independent and commercial projects for local politicians, news organizations, well-known brands, artists, and other mission-driven businesses. X aspires to produce films that connect with underserved communities and beyond. He visions to make the world a better place by creating a space where disadvantaged people may find work and artists can find a place to call home.

My name is John Mader. I am a Producer that has worked in every form of the media industry in one way or another for over 20 years.

I have done everything from reality TV to medium budget features up to multi-million dollar an episode/week scripted network TV shows costing over a hundred million a season. And during that time I have worked in every position on a project above and below the line.

I have produced 2 separate shows for 2 separate studios/networks at the same time, managing over 200 cast and crew, servicing each of the key players involved and each studio/network unique protocols and needs.

Shooting 2 separate multi-cam shows at the same time I have had to shoot 1 epi for 1 studio on Monday/Tuesday while cross boarding 2 separate episodes for an entirely different studio and then shoot them that same week on location Wednesday and Thursday to get the crew back on the lot to shoot on stage the second half of Thursday and Friday. Taking what would have been 4 days of shooting and making it 3 splitting the crew and the gear between the studios so that both saved money.

I have spent several months shooting reality on the ocean and in jungle swamps in foreign countries with a crew of 5 for only a couple hundred grand, then done the same on stage.

I have done multiple episodes a week for the run of the series in the 10/90 format.

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Financial  Team

Larry is  a seasoned CPA

He specializes in working with small businesses, startups, and individuals, helping them succeed via adequate tax preparation & planning, IRS representation, and general business consulting.

Formally educated in accounting from Lewis University in Romeoville, IL.

Larry has been preparing The Video Mentor’s taxes since its birth.

  • 25 years in public accounting
  • 22 years CPA for Startups
  • 8 years of Private Practice

Legal  Team

Amber an experienced business attorney

Amber is an experienced business and tax law attorney who has helped businesses and individuals with contracts, business structuring, litigation, tax research, audit representation, resolution of tax controversies, and estate planning.  Amber has been representing The Video Mentor since is birth.

She routinely represents clients before the IRS, the Colorado Department of Revenue, and the U.S. Tax Court. In addition to being licensed to practice in all Colorado state courts, Amber is licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court of Colorado and the U.S. Tax Court.

Amber is a member of the Trust & Estate Section and the Taxation sections of the Colorado Bar Association.  She served as co-chair of the Tax, Estate Planning & Probate section of the Boulder County Bar Association from 2015-2018.  Amber is also a member of the American Academy of Attorney-CPAs.

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law and Daniels College of Business, LL.M., 2014
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, magna cum laude, 2007
  • Texas Tech University, magna cum laude, 2004