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What Members are saying about their experience on Movie Studio Zen

Dan Eskelson

Derek's tutorial on frameserving is outstanding! It takes a great skill to present a complex process with logic and precision. Follow the steps as presented and success is assured. Thank you Derek for your good work!

Dan Eskelson

john wilson
Czarina Studios

Top drawer. been with him over 5 years. Nothing is ever too much trouble. He hits the mark every time. Great tutorials, always answers queries and solves them. He gets 9 and 67 70ths out of 10, but I am a bit icky...Hope he never changes.

Nashville Side Streets

We are EXTREMELY grateful for Derek and his informative website. He is thoughtful, very responsive, and thorough. The website is well designed and easy to use. We cannot say anything but positive comments--don't know what we would do without Derek!


What a fabulous resource! I first started using Derek’s website in 2012 after purchasing Sony Movie Studio Platinum 10. I had several hours of a family overseas holiday that I wanted to cut down to something more watchable. Being new to editing I had no idea where to start. Between Derek’s website and his personal answers to my questions I was able to produce an entertaining and informative video with great memories. I have since revisited his website numerous times and thoroughly enjoy... Read More

Chris Drage
London, UK

A fantastic website run by a remarkable guy! I have, over the years, asked for Derek's help on more occasions than I can remember. He always responds, quickly, informatively, offering suggestions and comments that have always proven beneficial. His video tutorials are legendary and anyone who's just starting out with Sony video editing, Derek's website is THE starting place. For old hands, his tutorials inspire and challenge and provide starting points for your own video editing... Read More

Melody & Ric Schafer
Florida, USA

Ric & I are BRAND NEW to creating & editing videos on YouTube. We had NO IDEA how to do anything with the Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13 software we had. If it weren't for Movie Studio Zen we would not have any videos up on our channel. He taught us EVERYTHING we know so far. He has been there every step of the way. Anytime we had a question he was there giving us step by step instructions. Derek is the best teacher we've ever had in our lives....and we aren't spring chickens :) Thank you Derek!... Read More

Peter Dillon

A forum and site unlike most others on the web!
No evidence of snobbish attitude, no rude comments, no "you don't fit in ".

But there is : An open environment to learn, an atmosphere and ability to ask questions at all levels, clear to the point replies that make the questioner feel they are obtaining a personalised response but at the same time everybody else is involved.

One day, even I might be able to supply somebody with advice at the rate this forum is educating me!


George Dean
Navajo County, Arizona, USA

Best forum on the planet. Derek and members are informative, courteous, and provide in-depth answer and suggestions. For both beginners and advanced users. Derek's tutorials are extremely helpful. Thank You Doctor Zen for running a class 'AAA' website.

Best Regards.....George

Derek Moran

My name is Derek and I am the Owner and Content Creator for Movie Studio Zen.
Movie Studio Zen is just over 7 years old. I have just added a new Testimonials page to the front page of the website. If you have had a great experience with the information and services provided at MSZ, please share your experiences here. To create a new testimonial, go to the Support Menu (top right).
Regards Derek 2018 :)

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