Erik L. Barnes, Filmmaker


ELB Productions, Venice CA (2010-present)
Edited Commercials and Branded Content in the following top tier Commercial Production Companies and Design houses: Gentleman Scholar, Brand New School, Rock Paper Scissors/A52/Elastic, Motion Theory, Logan, Star Dust, Golden, Prologue, and many others

Brands include: Coca Cola, Ford, General Motors, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Toyota, and many others

Duties include: Video Editing, Co-directing, VFX Management, Post Supervising, Previz Layout and Compositing, Storyboard Design, Color Grading, Sound Design, Final Versioning and Delivery

Barnacle Films, Venice CA (2012-present)
Commissioned to make several short documentary films for Arts Institutions such as The New York Times T Magazine, The Getty Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), The Hammer Museum

Duties include: Concept Design, Pitch Writing and Script Writing, Crew Hiring, Camera Operator, Conducting On-Camera Interviews, Editing and all Postproduction, Music Composition, Final Delivery.

BRAND NEW SCHOOL, Santa Monica CA (2007-2010)
Edited Commercials for Toyota, HP, Microsoft, Emirates Airlines, WalMart, Target, Coca-Cola, Sprint, Cellular South, and many other clients.

SPOT WELDERS, Venice CA/New York City NY (2003-2007)
Senior Assistant Editor
Assisted Acclaimed Editors Haines Hall, Robert Duffy, Michael Heldman, and Pam Martin on spots for Lexus, Acura, 7-Up, Penzoil, NFL, Chevrolet, Sprite, Volkswagen, and many others.

Freelance Assistant Editor, New York (2001-2003)
Assisted numerous editors in several top commercial post houses, including: 89 Edit, Cosmo Street, Blue Rock, Ohio, V2, Homestead, and many others.

Production Assistant, Camera Assistant (1999-2001)
Worked on commercials and music videos for various production companies, including RSA, HSI, Crossroads, @Radical Media, and many others.


Fluent with: Adobe Premiere, After Effects, SpeedGrade, Lightroom, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, AVID Media Composer, RedCine-X Pro, Logic Pro, iTunes

Camera Proficient with: Canon C100 and C500, Canon 5D-7D-RebelT2i, Arri Alexa, Red Epic and Red Dragon, GoPro, Lumix GX7, iPhone



Rhode Island School of Design: BFA, Film/Video major, Photography minor (1998)