Tony Levelle is an author who has over thirty years experience in the fields of technology and filmmaking. In the technical field, he has written more than 300 manuals on subjects ranging from the internals of internet architecture to basic user’s guides for high tech products. His film interests include digital technology and storytelling through a range of styles and techniques. He has made short films on many subjects, including family farms, hospice care and the Tatagata tea ceremony. In addition to teaching basic filmmaking at Carle Continuation Studies in Northern California, he launched the Lake.org Film Festival in order to encourage and recognize student filmmakers in his community. His goal through his writings and the classes he leads is to empower students and emerging filmmakers with the tools, skills and resources they will need. He is a certified Bikram yoga teacher and strives to bring the skills and patience developed in his yoga practice to his writing and film making.