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Barry M.

Experienced Filmmaker and Studio Artist

Experienced Filmmaker and Studio Artist

$30/hour

  • 2,901 hours tutoring

About Barry


Bio

Originally from England, I have lived almost half my life in America 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, CA 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 America 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, CA 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
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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.

Examples of Expertise


Barry has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (1,271 ratings)
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Reviews

very knowledgeable and patient with kids

Barry is helping my 10 year old son with Adobe after effects and my son is loving it!!! Barry is very patient and he knows how to make kids comfortable during the learning process!

Rupinder, 3 lessons with Barry

Excellent

He is an excellent teacher. He is teaching me photoshop. He has taught me how to create my own patterns and change designs. He is very patient and explains things so that you completely understand.

SUSAN haskins, 5 lessons with Barry

Excellent communication, talented

Barrys worked w my teenage foster son on drawing 3-dimensionally. My son said he learned from the lesson. Barry was easy to schedule with, we worked it out a few days prior.

David, 1 lesson with Barry

Excellent tutor who understand different cultures

Barry is very professional tutor with great personality and he is vert patient person. He did excellent job. I would like to hire him again. Thank you, Shadia

Shadia, 14 lessons with Barry

A+++ for this tutor! Barry is awesome!

Hire Barry to be your tutor. You will not be disappointed. He is very knowledgeable has a very effective teaching style. Thanks Barry for a job well done! You helped me so much.

Dan, 1 lesson with Barry

Barry is super helpful and knowledgeable

Barry was a great help to me. If I hadn't consulted with him, I'd still be thinking that my problem was in how I was going about doing my editing in Premiere. He recognized my problem as a performance issue with the app and/or the machine. Thanks, Barry -- I figured it out and was able to fix the problem!

Ann, 1 lesson with Barry

Fantastic as always

Learned a lot, as always. I appreciate that Barry keeps in mind what I ultimately want to try to do with the program and also shows me the logical outcomes of very stupid things that I think I want to try to do 😜😄🤤

Elizabeth, 8 lessons with Barry

Excellent Instructor, detailed oriented

He is an excellent instructor and very detailed oriented and he Taught me step by step even while I didn’t have any experience, now I can really play with Photoshop. Will definitely continue learning with him!

NIKKI, 3 lessons with Barry

always great

There's so much information I need to be able to remember to use more systematically when I don't have you to ask, so I'm definitely going to have to go over all the videos and take careful organized notes.

Elizabeth, 8 lessons with Barry

I learn a bunch of new things every single time

Barry is absolutely amazing. He's so patient... I'd have wrung my own neck a long time ago ;) Illustrator is really challenging ...there are so many tools and settings, and the tiniest thing that you do can produce effects you don't want. I'm so glad to have such a patient teacher.

Elizabeth, 8 lessons with Barry
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