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Barry M.

Experienced Filmmaker and Studio Artist

Experienced Filmmaker and Studio Artist

$25/hour

  • 311 hours tutoring

  • Salem, OR 97301

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.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Salem, OR 97301
  • 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


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Reviews

Very knowledgeable and patient

Barry helped me learn how to use Photoshop. The first lesson was great and I signed up for additional lessons right away. Barry is very knowledgeable and wonderful to work with. I am so thankful that he rearranged his schedule so we could easily agree on lesson sessions. Barry was extremely supportive. He encouraged me to work step by step and showed me different ways to do the same thing. When I didn't understand how to do something he took the time to explain it first. He steered me in the right direction when I was doing something inefficiently, wrong or destructive. He helped me complete projects quickly, efficiently and before my deadlines. I also liked that he was able to add more time to our sessions when needed. I liked that he was concerned and wanted to be sure I was comfortable with my progress. I would highly recommend Barry!

Lori, 3 lessons with Barry

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Barry was a great help with my Photoshop project. His flexible schedule was accommodating to mine. Having the option of online or in-person sessions is a plus. I look forward to his help with other assignments.

Jo, 6 lessons with Barry

Extremely patient and logical thinking and explanations. Exceeded my expectations.

My goal was to understand Photoshop and Lightroom. I learned more in the first 10 minutes with Barry than my own hours of attempted self-learning. Have scheduled another session an am anxious to learn more.

Leonard, 3 lessons with Barry

A Wonderful Experience

I enjoyed every minute of my first session (two hours) with Barry. Wow, I’m blown away with the volume of information I consumed and Barry taught. I can’t wait to meet again. I appreciate not only his expertise in Ai but also knowing he loves art and that he makes his own. Thank you a million times.

Tina, 4 lessons with Barry

Very helpful

Learned exactly what i needed. He was very helpful and knew what he was doing. Would continue with him because he is so good at what he does. Very kind and willing to teach

Josh, 4 lessons with Barry

Great instructor

He wants to teach and understand his students. Barry is very positive and creative with his approach. I like it and enjoy this style.

Brandon, 3 lessons with Barry

Great tutor!!!

Barry is just great! He clearly understood my goals and responded to every concern I had in a thoughtful and professional manner. We meet again next week after I’ve had the opportunity to use the skills he taught me today.

Spencer, 3 lessons with Barry

Very Knowledgeable

I requested Barry's services on a Sunday and we were having problems with the connection. He was very patient and was still able to help me. I would highly recommend him.

Sonya, 2 lessons with Barry

Very knowledgeable and a great teacher

I have hired Barry for several sessions to learn Photoshop. So far my experience with him has been great. Barry responds very quickly to any messages I send him through Wyzant and he is very flexible with scheduling lesson times. His lessons have been tailored to my level of expertise as well as my interest. I definitely recommend Barry as your Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator tutor.

Troy, 3 lessons with Barry

Very Good Digital Artist Tutor

I am a new student to Digital Arts. I found Barry to be personable, patient, knowledgeable and quite understanding of how students learn. I am glad to work with Barry. He is a very good Digital Artist Tutor, and I am able to follow his instruction to learn the techniques in Adobe Photoshop CC.

Sky, 10 lessons with Barry
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$25/hour

Barry M.

$25/hour

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Response time: 54 minutes