Aaron Barrocas

Last updated on 05/18/17

Aaron Barrocas Editor/Producer/Writer AaronSBarrocas@gmail.com (818) 522–6623

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Credits and Employment History

Editor, X Games Aspen 2017 - Echo Entertainment/ESPN/ABC, 2017
· Sole editor on two ABC specials designed to promote ESPN’s upcoming X Games coverage.

Editor, The Killing Joke: The Many Shades of Joker – Studio West Pictures/Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, 2016
• Edited documentary exploring the Joker’s impact on comic books, literature, and pop culture.

Editor, ESPN’S World Series of Poker 2015 - Echo Entertainment/Poker Productions/ESPN, 2015
• Edited several complete episodes of poker series.
• Cut multicamera poker hands, informational features, cold opens, show wrap packages, and promos for ESPN original programming.
• Prepped roll-in material for live final table coverage.

Editor, Gotham Invented – Studio West Pictures/Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, 2015
• Created atmospheric documentary based on Fox series Gotham.
• Functioned as both offline and online editor.

Editor, Supernatural: The Winchester Mythology – Amity Pictures/Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, 2015
• Edited documentary exploring the legends and folklore referenced in the WB series Supernatural

Editor, Chef’s Night Out – Vice Media, 2015
• Edited, color graded, and audio mixed two 15-minute episodes of online food series.

Editor, "The Social Life" – Echo Entertainment/CNN, 2014
• Edited and color graded 30 minute episode of travel/reality series

Editor, "Deadtown" Sizzle – Echo Entertainment 2014
• Edited, color graded, and audio mixed series sizzle reel and numerous character reels for reality series pitch.

Editor, "U.S. Open of Sumo Wrestling" – Echo Entertainment/Universal Sports Network, 2014
• Edited 2 hour sports special, including matches, features, bumps, and recaps.

Editor, "Terracross Racing"" – Echo Entertainment/CBS Sports Network, 2014
• Edited two 1 hour episodes of racing series, including features, recaps, races, interviews.
• Color graded full episodes.

Writer/Editor, "America's Home" - AH Entertainment, 2014
• Edited Pilot Presentation, Sizzle Reel, and Teaser for spec project.
• Wrote host standups and pickups.

Writer/Producer/Director/Editor, Sony Pictures’ Viral Campaign - SpinMedia, 2013
• Created numerous original online pieces advertising and associated with the features “Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” “Battle of the Year in 3D”, and “Carrie”
• Managed tremendous budget and time restrictions.

Writer/Producer/Director/Editor, "Office Depot: Hear Me Out" - SpinMedia, 2013
• Scouted and booked locations, hired crew, and rented all production equipment within budget restrictions.
• Wrote, directed, edited, and color graded all material.

Producer/Editor, "Smirnoff Ice: Absurdly Awesome with Gillian Jacobs" - SpinMedia, 2013
• Wrote treatments for comedic online video advertising campaign.
• Locked location, crew, and equipment with minimal prep time on restrictive budget.
• Edited and Color Graded four different versions of online commercial

Segment Producer, "Dish Nation" - Studio City Productions, February - April 2013
• Produced and Post-Produced multiple segments for daily comedy series.

Editor, "TMZ" - Harvey Levin Productions, 2012
• Wrote and cut numerous entertainment-based comedy packages with 2-hour turnarounds.

Editor, ESPN’S "World Series of Poker 2011" - Echo Entertainment/Poker Productions/ESPN, 2011
• Cut and color-corrected multicamera poker hands, informational features, cold opens, show wrap packages, and promos for ESPN original programming.

Field Director/Post Producer, "Sports Soup" - Versus Network, 2008 - 2010
• Wrote, directed, and edited original comedy material for over 100 episodes.
• Developed original one-time and ongoing segments.
• Oversaw completion and final delivery of each episode.
• Managed Graphics Artists, Audio Engineers, and Offline and Online Editors.
• Supervised post production of all roll-in materials for weekly live-to-tape comedy series.

Producer/Sketch Director, "The Soup" - E! Entertainment Television, 2004 - 2006
• Developed, Produced, and Directed sketches and field pieces for over 100 episodes of weekly comedy series.
• Produced original animated segment introductions which continue to air.
• Created and implemented organizational and logistic systems still in use by series.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Editor, Smooth Criminal: The Damien Darhk Story –Amity Pictures/Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, 2016
• Edited documentary analyzing Arrow villain Damien Darhk
• Functioned as both offline and online editor.

Editor, Hex Marks the Spot – Studio West Pictures/Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, 2016
• Edited Western-themed documentary studying the character of Jonah Hex in DC lore, and his recent representation in
Legends of Tomorrow.

Editor, Human Bowling Showdown – DreamworksTV/AwesomenessTV, 2015
• Edited, color graded, and audio mixed first season of competitive children’s webseries.

Editor, "The Big Kiss Off" - Vagabond Entertainment, October 2012 – June 2013
• Edited feature comedy film from 20 hours of ad-libbed single camera footage.

Editor, "Shqipe" - Eagle Film, LLC, 2012
• Edited and color-graded 20-minute Albanian feature sizzle presentation and trailer shot on Arri Alexa.

Editor, E3 2012: "Playstation All-Stars" - Rey Interactive, 2012
• On-site editing of numerous multicamera E3 features with 12 hour turnaround for immediate web distribution.

Producer/Editor, "SUTUS" (Domino’s Pizza) - Hess Media, 2012
• Developed, shot, and edited several corporate videos promoting SUTUS Telephony Systems as employed by Domino’s Pizza.
• Produced interviews on location throughout Southern California.

Producer/Editor, In Flight Music Group, 2012
• Developed, wrote, and directed promotional video for recording artist Jay Andrew’s debut album "Safe In Sound", as well as Running The Risk’s EP release "Because We Can".

Editor, G4tv.com, 2011
• Created several fast-paced behind-the-scenes webisodes promoting G4’s "Jump City" and "Marvel Anime on G4".

Feature Documentary Editor, Tunnel Films, 2011
• Organized and Edited hundreds of hours of documentary interviews and skateboarding b-roll for "The Signal Hill Speed Run" feature.

Post Producer, "The T. Ocho Show" - Versus Network, 2011
• Supervised post production for 17 episodes of weekly comedy series.
• Conceptualized and implemented roll-in protocol for truck-based live-to-tape production.

Editor, "The Dish Presents: Weddings Gone Wild" - Style Network, 2010
• Created short comedy pieces for special one-hour wedding-themed episode of The Dish.

Editor, "Take 22: Behind the Scenes of 'Sequestered' ” - Son of Jason Films, 2009
• Edited ad-libbed multicamera comedy feature film from 90 hours of footage
• Wrote original content for reshoots
• Nominated for 5 awards at Mockfest 2010 - Won Best Mockumentary Feature and Best Actor.

Writer, "Bedside Manor" (Season Two) - Echo Entertainment, 2008
• Rewrote and simplified doctor’s medical monologues for 26 episodes.
• Performed comedy punch-ups on each episode.

Recuts Director, "L.A. Ink" – TLC/Discovery, 2008
• Reformatted and story-edited first season of the sixty-minute reality series to fit into a thirty-minute timeslot.
• Completed 13 episodes within a two-week period.
• First pass of recuts received immediate network approval.

Editor, "Josh Brolin’s Behind-The-Scenes of No Country for Old Men: An Incredibly Unauthorized Documentary" - Brolin Productions/Walt Disney Home Entertainment, 2008
• Edited BTS mockumentary on spec from Josh Brolin’s on-set home movies.
• Spec was purchased by Joel and Ethan Coen for Blu-Ray and DVD distribution.

Visuals Producer, "Chelsea Lately" - E! Entertainment Television, 2007 - 2008
• Invented, implemented, and managed system for producing nightly comedy series from a remote location while using E!’s media materials as roll-ins.
• Produced and edited roll-in reels for over 200 episodes.

Producer/Editor, "LA Guns: Beyond The Strip" - No Worries Entertainment, 2007
• Wrote, Produced, and Edited pilot presentation featuring 90’s rock legends.
• Conducted original interviews with current and past band members.
• Produced multicamera live concert recording.
• Shot on location in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Laughlin.

Producer/Editor, "The Soup Presents" - E! Entertainment Television, 2007
• Post-produced 6 episode miniseries.
• Prepared and exported roll-in reels for live-to-tape episodes

Director/Editor, "Grace Church: FBI/CIA/SAG/AFTRA" - 2.5003 Productions, 2007
• Directed and edited three episodes of celebrity writer/comedian Tess Rafferty’s webseries.

2nd Unit Director/Lead Editor, "Bedside Manor" (Season One) - Echo Entertainment/Veria Television, 2007
• Edited 26 episodes of medical series.
• Conceptualized, produced, and directed additional show content for all 26 episodes.

Director/Editor, "Get Away" - Corser Communications, 2006
• Wrote, directed, and edited comedic music video for recording artist Michelle Penn.
• Managed skeleton crew on limited budget towards creation of high quality material.

Promos Writer/Editor, E! Entertainment Television, 2004
• Wrote and edited weekly promos for E! series "Jackie Collins Presents" and "Life is Great".

Production Staff Member, E! Entertainment Television, 2002 to 2004
• Climbed from Production Assistant to Show Producer in two years.
• Associate Produced Seasons 1 and 2 of E! original re-enactment series "Infamous".
• Produced segments for E! Original Programming, including: "Wild On The Riviera", "E! Goes To Cannes", "Live From The Red Carpet: Die Another Day", "Live From The Red Carpet: Spider-Man" and "Countdown to the Red Carpet: Academy Awards 2002".
• Served as Associate Producer, Field Producer, and Live Events Coordinator for various "The Anna Nicole Show" specials.

Producer/Director/Editor, Corporate Videos - Hess Media, 2002
Assistant to Supervising Producer - Barefootland Entertainment, 2001 to 2002
Office Production Assistant, "13 Moons", Feature Film - Gold Circle Films, 2001
Set Production Assistant, "Punch Drunk Love", Feature film - Revolution Studios, 2001

Industry Qualifications

Qualifications

• Fifteen years of professional experience in television and film production and post-production.



• Credits include Field, Post, Show, and Segment Producer, Sketch Director, 2nd Unit Director, Editor, and Writer.



•Track record of producing high quality material despite strict budget constraints and tight turnarounds.



•Led multiple projects from script through final delivery, personally handling all stages of pre-production, field and studio production, and post-production.



•Proficient with Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Avid Media Composer, and Final Cut Pro.

Industry Awards

10th Annual Storypros International Screenplay Contest

Third Place Winner (From 1,000 entries)
Two additional screenplays entered earned Semifinalist and Finalist nods

2017 International Horror Hotel

Fourth Place Winner
Horror Comedy Genre Screenplay Competition

2016 Second City Comedy Screenplay Contest

Finalist

2013 Hollywood and Vine Film Festival

"Mike Case in The Big Kiss Off"
Best Picture, Best Actor, and Grand Jury Prize Winner
Editor

Mockfest 2011

Take 22: Behind the Scenes of "Sequestered"
Best Mockumentary Feature
Editor

Education

Emerson College

Class of 2000Bachelor of ArtsMajor: Film

Technical Equipment

Software

Avid Media Composer
Adobe Premiere Pro/Creative Cloud
Final Cut Pro
Apple Color
Apple Motion
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe After Effects