Francesco Schiavon is a recognized expert in the topic of digital media deployment for web and optical disc. A dedicated educator, Francesco has spent the last decade teaching in some of Canada's leading multimedia schools.
Francesco Schiavon
By Martin Sitter

Early in 2000, I became fascinated with interactive video deployment, and specifically, interactive video in QuickTime Player. At the time, there were less than a handful of people teaching this topic ... but Francesco was one of them.

Francesco has been a mentor to me. He knows video compression better than anyone around (I know the people at the top of this game, and IMHO, Francesco rules the roost). In fact, Francesco's compression knowledge has been requested by Apple on many occasions, including as a guest speaker at the now defunct, but always infamous, QuickTime Live conventions.

You can see Francesco's compression skills daily at his cooking how-to portal, rouxbe.com.

As an author, Francesco has contributed to the Streaming Media Bible (Hungry Minds), QuickTime Pro 5 & 6 (Friends of Ed), and the LiveStage Pro Handbook (Morgan Kaufmann).

The instructional exercises in these books come from experience sharpened in front of the classroom. A seasoned lecturer and presenter, Francesco has instructed at the Vancouver Film School, The Art Institute (Vancouver) and at elite private courses for industry professionals.

But most importantly, Francesco produces training for macProVideo.com ...
Courses by Francesco Schiavon
  • OS X El Capitan 101
    Learn OS X El Capitan
    This OS X update, El Capitan, adds a mountain of new features to Apple’s ever-expanding operating system. See what this update is all about in this new tutorial course by our favorite Mac expert, Francesco Schiavon!
    (4)
  • OS X Yosemite 103
    OS X & iOS: Working Together
    With Yosemite, your Mac is now integrated with your iPhone and iPad. This is huge! Watch this course by Francesco Schiavon to see how these devices all work seamlessly together.
    (6)
  • OS X Yosemite 104
    Mail and Calendar Toolbox
    With OS X Yosemite, Apple has introduced many enhancements to Mail’s and Calendar’s feature-set. This 27-tutorial course is designed to help you make most of these powerful, core applications. Learn them now!
    (4)
  • OS X Yosemite 100
    What's New in OS X Yosemite
    Apple’s Yosemite (pronounced yo-sem-it-tee) is the next step in the inevitable confluence of features, of OS X and iOS software. Get a mountaintop view of some of Yosemite’s dramatic landscapes in this FREE course by Francesco Schiavon.
    (12)
  • OS X Yosemite 101
    Mac Survival Skills
    Survival requires preparedness! This Yosemite 101 course is designed to get you geared up to explore and conquer this new, powerful version of OS X by Apple!
    (4)
  • OS X Yosemite 102
    The Finder Guidebook
    You definitely don’t want to get lost in Yosemite! And you won’t... because Apple expert Francesco Schiavon is here to guide you through Yosemite's Finder. Learn to navigate Apple’s newest version of OS X like a pro!
    (6)
  • Keynote
    Mac, iPad & iPhone
    Watch this in-depth 43-tutorial course, from our resident Apple guru Francesco Schiavon, to learn how to create attractive and informative presentations using Apple’s Keynote software on your Mac, iOS devices and iCloud!
    (2)
  • Numbers
    For Mac, iPhone & iPad
    Learn how to be a cross-platform, multi-device number cruncher with Apple’s Numbers software on your Mac, your iOS devices and on iCloud by watching this 41-tutorial course, by our Mac and iOS expert Francesco Schiavon!
    (2)
  • Pages
    For Mac, iPad & iPhone
    Apple’s Pages software is everywhere: On your Mac, iPad & iPhone and in the Cloud! This 37-tutorial course, by expert Francesco Schiavon, teaches you everything about using Pages to create and edit documents on all your Apple devices!
    (4)
  • OS X Mavericks 103
    Sharing and Connecting
    Social and sharing features are designed right into the OSX Mavericks experience. See how you can harness the power of this amazing connectivity!
    (8)
  • OS X Mavericks 201
    Advanced Tips and Timesavers
    Apple’s OSX Mavericks is full of all kinds of ways to make your life easier and more efficient. Join Mac expert Francesco Schiavon and learn how you can become an OSX power user!
    (11)
  • OS X Mavericks 102
    Getting Organized!
    Tired of endlessly searching for those hard to find files? See how Apple’s OS X Mavericks gives you tons of tools to easily locate, categorize, manage and backup every file on your hard drive!
    (10)
  • OS X Mavericks 100
    What's new in OS X Mavericks
    Catch the Mac OSX Mavericks wave! In this FREE introductory course you get an introductory look at all the new features Apple has designed to enhance your MacBook, iMac and MacPro user experience.
    (21)
  • OS X Mavericks 101
    Getting to Know Mavericks
    Moving to a new OS is kind of like moving into a new house: All your “stuff” is the same, but all the rooms look a whole lot different. This course shows you around Apple’s new OSX Mavericks and how to keep your Macs up-to-date and “moving” in the right direction!
    (10)
  • Mac OS X (10.8) 101
    Mountain Lion
    Mac OS X 10.8, “Mountain Lion” is Apple’s most advanced operating system to date! Let Mac OS expert, Francesco Schiavon, show you how to "tame" this powerful new OS and make it work for you!
    (13)
  • Mac OS X (10.7) 101
    Core Lion
    Lion is Apple's Latest version of Mac OS X (10.7). Bring your OS X skills "Back To The Mac" by watching this 97 minute tutorial by macProVideo.com Star Trainer and Mac Guru Francesco Schiavon.
    (18)
  • Mac OS X 104
    Preview
    Apple Preview is the OS X program used for opening and editing PDFs, images, and other graphical content on your Mac computer. In this 2-hour tutorial Francesco Schiavon shows you how to get the most out of Preview!
    (7)
  • Adobe Media Encoder 101
    Core Adobe Media Encoder
    If you need to transcode video from one format to another, or compress your videos for distribution on the internet, Adobe Media Encoder is the tool for you. Watch as video compression guru Francesco Schiavon shows you how it's done!
    (1)
  • iMovie '11 102
    What's New In iMovie '11
    This comprehensive overview of the new features in iMovie '11 is an important supplement to our "Core iMovie '11 101" tutorials ...
    (3)
  • iMovie '11 101
    Core iMovie '11
    Learn how iMovie '11 will make your video projects look like a Hollywood A-List production.
    (9)
  • iWeb '11 101
    Core iWeb '11
    Put your digital life on the web - iWeb '11 makes it easier than ever before to make interactive and visually dynamic web pages!
    (2)
  • iDVD '11 101
    Core iDVD '11
    If you're using iLife to record your digital lifestyle, you need iDVD '11 to make the finished DVDs that document your life!
    (2)
  • Mac OS 10.6 103
    Mail - The Complete Guide
    Apple Mail is the email client that comes with your computer. This tutorial shows you how to set up and use Mail for your daily correspondence with the outside world.
    (7)
  • Mac OS X 106
    Address Book
    Learn how to make a vCard and organize your contacts in Apple's Address Book application.
    (9)
  • Mac OS X 107
    Calculator
    Learn to use Apple's Calculator app to it's full potential by watching this mini-tutorial.
    (13)
  • Mac OS X 108
    DVD Player
    Apple's DVD Player application let's you watch DVD-Videos right on your computer. This tutorial shows you how!
    (10)
  • Mac OS 10 101
    Core Snow Leopard
    Learn Essential Mac OSX skills that will help you get the most out of your Apple computer.
    (10)
  • A/V Fundamentals 101
    Fundamentals of Video Theory
    Learn important Digital Video concepts in this FREE tutorial that shows you the Fundamentals of Video Theory.
    (13)
  • Compressor 3.5 201
    Advanced Compressor
    Make great looking video with the smallest file size possible ... watch this tutorial!
    (5)
  • Compressor 3.5 105
    Using Compressor Templates
    If you need to quickly compress a video, Compressor's built-in templates are for you!
    (1)
  • Compressor 3.5 101
    Core Compressor 3.5
    Video Compression Guru Francesco Schiavon shows you Compressor 3.5.
    (5)
  • iWeb '09 201
    Advanced iWeb
    iWeb is a powerful web page creation utility - this tutorials shows you how to use it's advanced features to make complex interactive web sites!
    (4)
  • iDVD '09 101
    Core iDVD '09
    If you're using iLife to record your digital lifestyle, you need iDVD '09 to make the finished DVDs that document your life!
    (5)
  • iWeb '09 101
    Core iWeb '09
    Put your digital life on the web - iWeb '09 makes it easier than ever before to make interactive and visually dynamic web pages!
    (6)
  • iMovie '09 101
    Core iMovie '09
    iMovie '09 has undergone many changes, and is now better than ever at helping you to tell stories through video. This 6.5 hour, comprehensive tutorial will show you the way!
    (37)
  • iWeb 101
    Core iWeb '08
    Need a web page? If you have a Mac, iWeb is the perfect tool to create and publish engaging, interactive web pages.
    (10)
  • iMovie 08 101
    Core iMovie '08
    Capture & edit video, then share your films on YouTube! This tutorial shows you how ...
    (13)
  • iMovie 101
    Mastering iMovie '06
    iMovie is more than just a video editing program, it's the new-school tool for telling stories, and everyone can use it, because it now comes on every Mac!
    (14)
  • iDVD 101
    Mastering iDVD '06
    DVD is the main format for distributing video, and iDVD makes it extremely easy ... when you know a few tricks!
    (8)
  • Final Cut 6 105
    Capturing & Outputting in Final Cut 6
    Learn how to capture and output video without sacrificing picture quality. There are a few secrets, and Francesco knows them all.
    (14)
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