Barry Kolsky

view videos Specialized Proficiency

• Avid Media Composer
• Final Cut Pro
• Color
• Adobe CC, (Premier, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, etc.)
• After Effects
• Motion
• Live Type
• Boris Red, Continuum
• Sony Vegas
• DVD Studio Pro
• DVD Architect

Summary of Qualifications

Imaginative and creative editing for video and music compositing and production. DVD and Blu Ray authoring to specification.

Diverse background and experience in production / post-production environments.

Superior media management techniques and organization skills.

6/16 - present

AVID Media Composer Editor, TOYMAKERZ
AVID Media Composer editor for the unscripted reality TV series on the Velocity Television Network


3/10 - present

Editor, Music Supervision, Motion Graphic Design, DVD Design, Encoding
"What in the World Are They Spraying?", "Lunch", "It's Just Thanksgiving Dinner", "Brutal","The Devil's Dozen", "WHY in the World are They Spraying?", "Africans versus African Americans: Healing The Silent Sibling Rivalry", "Spirit of Love: The Mike 'Stinger' Glenn Story",
"Randy Rhoads the Quiet Riot Years", "Teacher of the Year" and "Tuff Luck."

Documentaries, music videos, sizzle reels, actors demo reels, various television projects and more.

3/05 - 3/10  

Senior Staff Editor,  APPLE ORCHARD PRODUCTIONS,  Los Angeles, CA
Picture and sound editing as well as audio sweetening and mixing for a variety of projects including documentaries, special events and informative educative material.

Motion graphics design, DVD design/authoring and all around artistic, creative and technical support.

Tools used include, but are not limited to those listed above.

1/03 - 3/05   Music SupervisorFOX/MGA ENTERTAINMENT
Supervised all aspects of music production and administration for
an animated feature film based on the popular doll “Bratz.”
Independent consultant on music for "The Nick And Jessica Family Christmas Special" on ABC.
Picture Editor
Offline and online editing for a variety of corporate clients for Barrington Communications, The Latino Theatre Company and Urban Farming.
Music Editor
Produced, edited, mastered music and authored DVD projects for clients including: MasterSource Music Catalog, Crucial Music and Northstar Media.
Graphic Designer, KCET/PBS
Successfully designed motion graphic titles and effects for a variety of promos for on air use.

Music Supervisor,  DIC ENTERTAINMENT,  Burbank, CA
Supervise music production for various animated programming including:

Movies:  Sabrina: "Friends Forever," Archies: "Jugman," Treasure Island, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
Series:   Speed Racer

Music Supervisor,  FOX FAMILY WORLDWIDE,  Los Angeles, CA
Responsible for all aspects of music production on assigned shows for The Fox Family  Channel,  The Fox Kids Network and related associated programming.

Supervise 8 full time music editors and 6 staff composers.

Program titles included:  The Adventures of Mad Jack the Pirate
(International Monitor Award Winner), Michael Jordan: An American Hero, NASCAR Racers, Princess Sissi, Oliver Twist, Flint The Time Detective, Real Scary Stories, Shinzo, Los Luchadores, Transformers,  Moolah Beach and Digimon.
4/97-8/98   Creative Director,  FAMOUS MUSIC PUBLISHING,  Los Angeles, CA
This is the music publishing division of Paramount Pictures Corporation.
    Signed: Montell Jordan, Dropcycle, Todd Smallwood. 
song deals included the hit singles from Control Machete & Plastilina Mosh...  2 of the most successful contemporary acts from Mexico.
10/94-4/97   Creative Director,  ALL NATIONS MUSIC,  Beverly Hills, CA
Responsible for catalog exploitation to artists, film & TV projects and talent acquisition.
Writer’s catalogs include: Henry Mancini, Mike Chapman, Bob Merrill and Kurtis Blow.
Associate Producer:  Delfi Does Mancini- "Shots In The Dark," a CD compilation of surf/lounge artists performing classic Henry Mancini compositions.
12/92-1/94   Creative Director,  EMERALD FOREST ENTERTAINMENT, Los Angeles, CA
Music publishing duties included song plugging, talent acquisition and film & TV exploitation.
Responsible for developing/signing:
Grammy nominated artists Brownstone (first act signed to Michael Jackson’s record label, MJJ/EPIC Records).
Activity: Found the song, "If You Love Me"  (ASCAP 1996 Pop Music Award Winner), records by Chris LeDoux,  Elisa Fiorello, and several European artists.  Songs placed in: "Northern Exposure," "As The World Turns,"  "The Guiding Light,"  and many other TV programs.
8/91-11/92   Director, Creative Activities,  BOB-A-LEW MUSIC,  Universal City, CA
Handled creative matters. Staff writers included: Huey Lewis, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Hornsby, Delbert McClinton, Bonnie Hayes, Tower Of Power,  Andre Pessis and Rita Coolidge.

Songs recorded by Tim McGraw, John Mayall, Huey Lewis, Bette Midler and others. 
8/90-1/91   Executive Director,  Music Publishing Operations,  A & M Records,  Hollywood, CA
Responsibilities involved setting up the department, hiring a staff,
securing publishing deals for A & M artists, acquiring copyrights for
catalog exploitation and developing talent for the label.

Publishing deals included: Felipe Delgado  (writer/producer of the
hit song "Finally," recorded by Ce Ce Peniston), Adrienne MacDonald, Rappin' Is Fundamental and Overweight Pooch.

1987-1990   Creative Director,  EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING,  Los Angeles, CA
Duties encompassed staff writer management, exploitation of catalog and talent acquisition.

Secured recordings for many artists, including:  Uriah Heep, Gladys Knight, Carl Anderson, Ms. Adventures, Allan Holdsworth, Patti Austin and Dave Edmunds.
Acts closely involved in signing/developing:
King Of The Hill (SBK)
White Trash (Elektra)
Howard Benson (producer/writer)
Shep Solomon
11/03-9/04   Video Symphony, Institute of Entertainment Media Production, Burbank, CA
Avid & Final Cut Pro Editing, motion graphics design, DVD authoring
1/81-7/85   University of California Extension Program, Los Angeles, CA
Film scoring, conducting, editing
9/76-6/80   Philadelphia College of Performing Arts, Phila., PA
Classical Guitar and composition

voting member: The Recording Academy (Grammy's)
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Emmy's)

Movie Credits (IMDB):
a = animated
  Tuff Luck
  Spirit Of Love – The Mike ‘Stinger” Glenn Story
  African vs African American: Healing the Sibling Rivalry
  WHY in the World Are They Spraying?
  The Devil's Dozen
  What in the World Are They Spraying?
a Bratz: Starrin' And Stylin'
a 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
a Archies: Jugman
Don't Look Behind You Patrick Duffy, Pam Dawber
Ice Angel Alan Thicke, Tara Lipinski, Nicholle Tom
Michael Jordan.. Road To Victory Robin Givens, Debbie Allen, Ernie Hudson
Rockets Red Glare  Robert Wagner, Marilu Henner, Ryan Merriman
a Sabrina: Friends Forever
Till Dad Do Us Part  Markie Post, John Larroquette, Jeffrey Jones
a Treasure Island

Television Series Credits (IMDB):
a = animated
  24-7 26 episodes
Boyzopolis 13 episodes
Bringing Up Boyz  13 episodes
Celebrity Uprising  13 episodes
a CyberSix 13 episodes
a Digimon 70 episodes
a Dungeons & Dragons  pilot
ER Diaries  1 episode
a Flint the Time Detective 39 episodes
Fox Family Countdown 26 episodes
Fox Family High School Countdown 13 episodes
Frostfest Countdown 1 episode
Girlzopolis 13 episodes
Hi-Fi Room  13 episodes
House of Pop  1 episode
a Jason And The Heroes Of Mount Olympus 26 episodes
a Living With Lionel  10 episodes
Los Luchadores  16 episodes
a Mad Jack  13 episodes
Mallstar Countdown 1 episode
Moolah Beach 7 episodes
a Nascar Racers 26 episodes
Nick & Jessica Family Christmas 1 episode
a Oliver Twist 26 episodes
a Pigs Next Door  13 episodes
Prank Attack  13 episodes
a Princess Sissi  26 episodes
Real Scary Stories  13 episodes
a Shinzo 13 episodes
a Speed Racer 13 episodes
a Transformers: Robots In Disguise 39 episodes

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