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Paul Messing

Freelance Video Editor, Audio Producer, & More

66059
Location:Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Phone: 812-822-2520
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/paulmessing
1364
Kudos
5.0
11 Skills
$25
Rate/Hr
pmessing@indiana.edu Available

I create and edit audio and visual material, spoken word, sound and music, and I'm generally available to collaborate on - and offer enhancement to - new or changing projects. I have over 40 years experience in most facets of broadcast media, entertainment and program development. This includes digital media as well as traditional technology. I received more than 50 CLIO awards for my writing and production work in New York City during the 1970s. Not sure what that means today:). I offer my services to a wide spectrum of clients in a variety of media, and enjoy making make good content even better.

Please feel free to contact me anytime!
pmessing@indiana.edu

RESUME

MARCH, 2016
Paul D. Messing
2523 S. Ford Ave.
Bloomington, In 47403
(812) 822 -2520
pmessing@indiana.edu

Video editor, Audio Production Specialist, composer, cartoonist, humorist and general creative collaborator / consultant

Work Experience:
2010 – present: Audio & Video production and editing, original artwork, digital design, music scoring and sound design, creative consulting services, and program development.

Currently:
Video Screencast Editor for Kelley-Green Consulting (Lisa Larson-Kelley) [NY],
Audio podcast editor for The Introvert Entrepreneur (Beth Beulow) [WA], Lifecoach.com

Affiliate of Indiana University Department of Radio & Television Services, Audio production Specialist, Independent radio producer, Illustrator & cartoonist, general creative consultant

1998 – 2010
Indiana University - Department of Radio & Television Services
Audio Production Specialist, researcher, writer, program developer, sound designer, composer.

• February, 2007 – March 2009 Produced Oral History of IU Chancellor Kenneth R.R.Gros Louis. (A 2-box 30-CD collection) This 2-year project consisted of overseeing and coordinating weekly interview sessions, editing and packaging audio, coordinating transcription and production of accompanying booklet of details

LINK to online CONTENT:
Ken Gros Louis Podcast excerpts:

http://podcast.iu.edu/Portal/PodcastPage.aspx?podid=fd16d3d1-53b8-470c ae93-6d8aaadd53f9

• October, 2006 – November, 2007 - Worked with University Information Technology Services (UITS) in transposing a lengthy technical document into short, downloadable audio files. Updated with new technical information one year after completion. This involved ongoing collaboration with UITS client in re-writing scripts for the ear while maintaining technical accuracy, and coordinating recording of scripts with voice talent who supplied audio tracks which I then edited and packaged.

• June, 2002 – June, 2006 Commissioned by WFIU to develop, research, write and produce an ongoing series of two-minute radio modules for former Rep. Lee Hamilton's Center on Congress. These 2-minute audio modules ("Congressional Moments") examine the Congressional process and significant Congressional achievements. These are designed for distribution to schools, public radio and other media.

• 2002 - 2003 Researched, wrote and produced eight 2-minute audio modules as primary content for the educational audiovisual companion Web site to WTIU TV production of "Columbus, Indiana: Different By Design." These modules highlight specific architectural achievements during the city's development and place them in a historical and cultural context.??
LINK to online CONTENT:

Columbus Indiana companion Web Site:
http://www.indiana.edu/~radiotv/wtiu/columbus/

• August, 2001 - ongoing - Independently developed and produced a pilot for a new weekly one-hour public radio series about our relationships with animals and nature (“For Kindred Spirits”), hosted by author Susan Chernak McElroy (Animals as Teachers and Healers, others...). Wrote, organized, coordinated and produced a 51 minute pilot episode over a 6-year period (unfunded). It is now available through the Public Radio Exchange (prx.org).

FOR KINDRED SPIRITS - (Pilot Episode):
http://www.prx.org/pieces/17425-for-kindred-spirits

This is a beautiful audio production about the more profound nature of our relationships with animals and the natural world. Hosted by NY Times bestselling author Susan Chernak McElroy (Animals as Teachers and Healers), it features her stories and guest interviews, music, and phoned-in messages - real stories from real people. This 51-minute pilot episode is available in two parts.

Additional information and excerpts from For Kindred Spirits are available on PRX.org
http://www.prx.org/pieces/17425

(Other samples of my audio work can be found on PRX.)

• 1999 – 2000 – Commissioned by WFIU (NPR affiliate) to create a series of modules celebrating their 50th anniversary. Conceived, wrote and produced twenty-five 2-minute "Time Capsules."
LINK to online CONTENT:
https://soundcloud.com/paulmessing/sets/time-capsules-wfiu

• 1998 - 2004
• Composed original music scores for Indiana University’s WTIU-produced television documentaries:

"West Baden Springs: Save of the Century,"
“We Want Willkie,"
"Columbus, Indiana: Different By Design,"
"The Artists of Brown County,"
"Ten Steps to College with The Greenes,"
“Doc Counsilman: Making Waves”
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1998 - 2000
Audio Production & Radio Coordinator
Collins Living Learning Center - Indiana University

• Proposed and initiated a revitalization of their in-house radio station, WLLC, to include a digital audio workstation and ProTools production capabilities; ordered equipment and logistics of WLLC studios; supervised station development and student participation in station activities. Oversaw transition and relocation of studio facility from radio station to audio production suite.
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1992 - 1995
Macintosh Music and Sound Specialist
America Online - Family Computing Forum

• Produced and uploaded original music and sound productions to AOL Macintosh Sound libraries as examples for contests and for general downloading. Also monitored and maintained an online Macintosh sound-related audio Bulletin Board, and answered member questions through correspondence.
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•1984 - 1996 Philadelphia, PA - Audio producer/sound designer, composer, script writer and consultant.

Various clients including the American Playhouse, Sesame Street, U.S. Healthcare, Apple Computer, the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Please-Touch Museum, Philadelphia, PA, and many others.
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• 1986 - 1996 AR&T Films, Philadelphia

Composer, Script Consultant, Sound Designer

Worked with Czech animator/filmmaker Paul Fierlinger on numerous short animated educational films, culminating in the production of the one hour animated feature, "Drawn From Memory" (American Playhouse), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was broadcast nationally on PBS in October of 1995.
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• 1971 - 1980 - Vice President/Creative Director, RadioBand of America, NYC

RadioBand of America (now defunct) was a special radio and music creative production facility serving advertising agencies from across the country, known for creative collaboration and innovative audio production techniques. This work included writing and producing distinctive radio ad campaigns, as well as original music for both radio and television campaigns. Writing lyrics, casting and directing actors, singers and musicians, and a lot of audio engineering and creative studio work.
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1970 - 1971 - Production Director, WMMR-FM, Philadelphia, PA • Wrote and produced original programming material for the station, including PSAs,station IDs, special features, music programs and commercials.
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Bio form:

Paul Messing has been writing and producing original artwork, audio material and music for more than 40 years. After graduating from the University of The Arts in 1970, he became Production Director at WMMR-FM in Philadelphia, one of the first progressive FM rock stations of that era. In addition to his own pre-taped overnight music program (“OPUS”), he produced unusual PSAs and station IDs. Many of these are now considered “classic” material, and are still played today.

In 1972, Paul became Vice President/Creative Director of Radio Band of America, a creative audio production facility in New York City. For ten years, he wrote and produced hundreds of radio advertising campaigns and TV music scores, working directly with national musicians, actors, singers and comedy writers. His work was recognized on an international level, winning him more than 50 CLIO awards, including 10 gold statuettes by 1981.

By 1995, he had spent 10 years collaborating with Czech animator and filmmaker Paul Fierlinger as audio producer, script consultant, composer, and sound designer. This work involved the production of many short animated educational films, including segments for Sesame Street, and culminated in the production of the American Playhouse one hour animated autobiographical film, "Drawn From Memory," which was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and broadcast on PBS in October, 1995. During this time he also composed an original Ballet for the Pennsylvania Ballet.

After moving to Bloomington, Indiana in 1998, Paul became affiliated with Indiana University's Department of Radio and Television Services, providing original music scores for documentaries, developing programming for WFIU, the University owned NPR affiliate, and acting as creative consultant and sound designer/composer for special projects involving both traditional and interactive technology.

Now living in Bloomington, Indiana, he continues to offer a range of creative services
to a wide variety of clientele. He is a member of ASCAP, AFTRA, and PRX.

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Education:
BFA, University of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1970

Professional Organizations:
ASCAP, AFTRA, AIR, PRX

International Awards & Honors:
CLIO Awards - 50, including 10 gold statuettes
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Professional references:
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Kenneth Gros Louis
Chancellor, Indiana University
mailto:grosloui@indiana.edu
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Steve Krahnke
Director of National Program Development, RTVS
Indiana University
mailto:skrahnke@indiana.edu
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Susan Chernak McElroy
Author
susanknilans@gmail.com
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Links to various other online content:

(Original cartoons, art, photographs and humorous textual material through links below, through my Facebook page, and by request.)

http://www.freelanced.com/freelancers/portfolio/tiles.aspx?freelancerid=123999

Music Samples:
https://www.reverbnation.com/paulmessing/song/21599180-dfm-epilogue

http://www.zazzle.com/paulmessing*

Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbWFis7aHv8&list=PL2l5MZuSmK83BGmoNQg03Tui2f-_wLKBG

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