Hello and welcome to wslybaker.com. My name is Wesley Baker (it’s like the URL but with more vowels). I am a freelance Video Editor and Digital Effects Artist/Animator. On this website you can find samples of my work in both fields, see a list of my credits, and contact me with questions and offers Of course, you might also like to know more about me and my background.
In 2010 I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Film & Media Arts from the Temple University School of Communication & Theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There I was trained in all aspects of film and video including film theory, film history, film critique, videography, production, independent financing, and audio production. However, due to my personal affinity for computers I was particularly drawn to post production. Part of this can be attributed to my obsessive attention to detail and the limitless ability to tweak footage until it becomes just right (a luxury not necessarily available to a student videographer with no budget and no resources attempting to shoot uncomfortable relatives-cum-actors on the streets of North Philadelphia in the middle of January!)
I am trained and experienced in the following:
- Adobe Premiere Pro
- Adobe After Effects
- Final Cut Pro 7
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- Media Compression Software of all types (Adobe, Compressor, MPEG Streamclip, etc)
Since graduating, I’ve worked out of New York City’s East Village for Dedicated Lane Productions as well as for The Healthy Voyager, based in Los Angeles, California. For the past 4 years I have spent most of my time working on animated short features for online streaming. This has come in the form of educational videos for Shmoop and animated children’s books for Dreamscape Media, LLC. I have worked on DOCUMENTARY, MUSIC VIDEOS, NARRATIVE, and SHORT FORM COMEDY. Of course, more detailed breakdowns of my work can be found on my Credits page.
I’d like to thank you again for visiting my website and for reading this far. Please feel free to email me regarding your vaguest whim.