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Barry M.

Experienced Filmmaker and Studio Artist

Experienced Filmmaker and Studio Artist

$25/hour

About Barry


Bio

Originally from England, I have lived almost half my life in California now. I have peer tutored college students in various Art subjects including Art History, Art Appreciation, Photography, and Photoshop. As an independent contractor I have taught drawing at eight different elementary schools around Bakersfield for a private after school program. I had a small studio for three years where I provided photography and filmmaking services and workshops for the community.

I have a dual...

Originally from England, I have lived almost half my life in California now. I have peer tutored college students in various Art subjects including Art History, Art Appreciation, Photography, and Photoshop. As an independent contractor I have taught drawing at eight different elementary schools around Bakersfield for a private after school program. I had a small studio for three years where I provided photography and filmmaking services and workshops for the community.

I have a dual focus Art Associates degree where I studied traditional studio art techniques, digital graphic design, and advanced photography. My Bachelors degree major is in Multidisciplinary Studio Arts, and my minor is in Communications - Digital Media Production. In addition to my collegiate training I have over two decades of personal photography and film making experience creating animations, short films, a feature length movie, and experimental interactive DVD projects.

I love Art. I think that Art and the creative problem solving skills it fosters is useful to anyone, in any field. I love making, creating, exploring new technologies like laser cutting, 3D printing, CGI, and whatever comes next.


Education

• California State University Bakersfield
Studio Arts

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $25
  • Rate details: I offer discounts for groups and multiple hour lessons.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

I have been using the Adobe Master Suite of programs for personal use for several years before studying graphic design, digital illustration, photo restoration and manipulation more formally at Bakersfield College, and California State University Bakersfield. I have a dual focus AA degree in Digital and Studio arts, as well as a Multidisciplinary BA degree.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I have been working in Photoshop for many years, initially I was self taught, but then I went to college where I studied Graphic Design, Photography, and Digital Illustration. I received a dual focus AA degree from Bakersfield College before gaining my BA from California State University Bakersfield in Multidisciplinary Studio Arts.
Drawing,

Drawing

I have been drawing for over 30 years. I have studied art formally for the last five years, including drawing, painting, screen printing, graphic design and many more, most of which require preliminary drawings. I have taught drawing in an elementary after school program. I have drawn everything from gestural sketches, to highly detailed charcoal portraits, cartoons, storyboards, comic books, and caricatures.
Film,

Film

My earliest memories are of watching films. I have collected, watched and studied movies for over three decades. I have taken multiple film history and theory courses on my way to getting my Bachelors degree, including genre specific studies, gender, and cultural considerations as they relate to film writing and production.
Photography,

Photography

I began taking pictures as a child on family vacations and events. I practiced for years before studying formally in college. I took several classes in basic to advanced photography learning techniques from traditional portraiture, to trick photography, HDR, high speed, long exposure et al.
Video Production

Video Production

I began shooting videos at family events more than 20 years ago. Since then I have filmed short narrative films with friends, filmed live concerts, created experimental interactive DVD projects, and independent short and feature length films. I have worked with SD, HD, 4K, analog and digital cameras and camcorders, DSLR is my current preference because of the balance of cost and features with interchangeable lenses.

Computer

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

I have been using the Adobe Master Suite of programs for personal use for several years before studying graphic design, digital illustration, photo restoration and manipulation more formally at Bakersfield College, and California State University Bakersfield. I have a dual focus AA degree in Digital and Studio arts, as well as a Multidisciplinary BA degree.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I have been working in Photoshop for many years, initially I was self taught, but then I went to college where I studied Graphic Design, Photography, and Digital Illustration. I received a dual focus AA degree from Bakersfield College before gaining my BA from California State University Bakersfield in Multidisciplinary Studio Arts.
Photography,

Photography

I began taking pictures as a child on family vacations and events. I practiced for years before studying formally in college. I took several classes in basic to advanced photography learning techniques from traditional portraiture, to trick photography, HDR, high speed, long exposure et al.
Video Production

Video Production

I began shooting videos at family events more than 20 years ago. Since then I have filmed short narrative films with friends, filmed live concerts, created experimental interactive DVD projects, and independent short and feature length films. I have worked with SD, HD, 4K, analog and digital cameras and camcorders, DSLR is my current preference because of the balance of cost and features with interchangeable lenses.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (410 ratings)
5 star
(395)
4 star
(11)
3 star
(2)
2 star
(1)
1 star
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Reviews

color photo to line drawing

todays objective was to take a color photo and change to a line drawing. Barry showed me two ways: one was quick and easy, the second was breaking the photo into segments and then being able to fine tune each segment

Michael, 12 lessons with Barry

Knowledgeable and super helpful

Barry has a wealth of knowledge with many softwares for video making and Photoshop and is able to relay that information super well. It's just great that he's available to do this type of work for people like me. I wouldn't be as far along in my new video career without him

Vernon, 11 lessons with Barry

Learning to make a waving flag in Illustrator

Barry was very patient and helpful at walking me through how to manipulate type and making rectangles look like a wavy flag. VERY HELPFUL. After going over what I've learned I'm sure I'll have a whole other list of questions for Barry.

Bob, 2 lessons with Barry

Productive and patient, very knowledgeable

Even though we had a lot of technical difficulty Barry was very focused and patient with both me and the computer. He was able to answer all of my questions quickly and with short cuts. I appreciated Barry and my lesson with him.

Kristi, 8 lessons with Barry

Barry really knows Adobe Illustrator and he is a FANTASTIC teacher!

I learned the basics of how to use Adobe Illustrator. Barry has a great way of patiently teaching the general point so you really know how to apply each particular element learned in the broadest possible manner.

Mark, 5 lessons with Barry

A great tutor

Barry is super knowledgeable and makes you feel comfortable. He is skilled in various platforms and will adjust the lesson to your learning needs. I am looking forward to our next session!

Adam, 1 lesson with Barry

Willing to go that extra mile

Barry goes out of his way to make sure you are happy and comfortable with the process. Very easy to listen to. I expect to be learning from him for quite a while.

Helen, 8 lessons with Barry

Exactly the right tutor!

Just finished my first AFTER EFFECTS tutorial with Barry and am so glad to be learning with such a patient, knowledgeable, steady tutor! Barry has a very pleasant, calm (and calming) approach to teaching. Just from this first session, I already feel more clear and confident about using this wretched but marvelous software known as After Effects. There's a LOT I want to learn about using After Effects, and I know I'm in excellent & expert hands with Barry. Thank you!

Prodos, 20 lessons with Barry

Very Patient and kind

My 1st session with Barry was very helpful. He’s extremely patient and knowledgeable, and explains After Effects in great detail. I’m extremely confident that I’ll learn what I need to know with Barry. Already booked 2nd session with him!

Ziyadah, 2 lessons with Barry

Perfection

Successfully worked through poorly constructed college assignment related to the automation of tasks and batch edit features in Photoshop when another tutor was not able to do so successfully. Quick to respond, thorough, economical, and easy to work with. Everything a student needs in a tutor!

Kristine, 1 lesson with Barry
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Barry M.

$25/hour

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