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Barry M.

Experienced Filmmaker and Studio Artist

Experienced Filmmaker and Studio Artist

$30/hour

  • 1,512 hours tutoring

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: $30
  • 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

5.0 (703 ratings)
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Reviews

Terrific session

Barry was incredibly efficient and helped me meet an important deadline with his Adobe expertise. I'm creating a graphic score for submission into PhD programs in music composition. Highly recommend!

Adam, 1 lesson with Barry

Pro Photoshop Tutor

Barry is the epitome of patience, knowledge, and flexibility. I'm very grateful to Barry as he cheerfully repeats the steps I need to go through and for his thoughtful explanations and guidance of the artistic merits in transforming the images!

Theresa, 15 lessons with Barry

Incredible instructor with lots of knowledge and passion

Barry would listen to your needs very carefully and will tailor a lesson that would fit your needs exactly. He is able to do that because of his amazing grasp of the fundamental concepts of the Adobe suite (not just PS) and his extensive artistic background. Lessons are focused and very effective for immediate application.

Hazem, 2 lessons with Barry

After Effects Lesson

On a very short notice, Barry quickly jumped in and got acquainted with my project status and requirements and patiently walked me through the proper steps to finish my assignment. Would recommend to friends and classmates. Thanks Barry!

Dorothy, 1 lesson with Barry

Super patient and engaging

My son had a meltdown just as lesson was starting. Barry was patient and engaging. He asked him about his interests and had him excited about the lesson quickly. Highly recommended!

Shirley, 6 lessons with Barry

A+++ tutor

People were not kidding when they said that Barry knows his stuff. Barry is an excellent teacher. He is patient and teaches you so you will retain the information that you are being taught.

Caroline , 4 lessons with Barry

Very knowledgeable and provided systematic learning

We really appreciate Barry’s deep knowledge in art. His systematic approach is building a great learning foundation for my son ( age 7). He is focused and dedicated to his work and teaching.

Jason, 16 lessons with Barry

Great Tutor, Patient and Understanding

Had my first lesson with Barry, was a very good lesson. Helped me understand what drawing was along with techniques so that I could develop a better understanding of how it all works. Was patient and took the time to show me everything there was to know before starting to draw itself.

Michael, 1 lesson with Barry

Barry knows his stuff!

I had a task involving making a logo on Adobe Illustrator so I messaged Barry on Wyzant and he responded soon after and we scheduled a session. I'm a really slow learner and tend to be scatterbrained, but Barry was super patient and helpful when I couldn't get something right the first time. He is also very knowledgeable and had notes planned before each of our tutor sessions. I even ran into a few issues along the way and he helped me solve them very quickly. I've had a few tutors for learning graphic design but I highly recommend Barry!

Liz, 2 lessons with Barry

Great tutor for 1st time Photo Students

Due to technical issues on my end, Barry was kind enough to assist me in photoshop only by allowing me to "describe" what it was I was having issues with. He is kind, patient and thorough when explaining. I will definitely schedule another session.

Vicky, 1 lesson with Barry
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Barry M.'s Photo

Barry M.

$30/hour

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Response time: 52 minutes