Douglas Barrett Jones
Cell: (650) 940-1602
Mountain View, CA 94043 firstname.lastname@example.org
Education Visual Arts:
I began as an art student, attending various Schools in San Mateo, Contra Costa, Santa Clara and Los Angeles Counties. Then followed a course of self-teaching in effects makeup with guidance from my employers, the Burman Studio in Van Nuys, and mentoring by Rick Baker and Dick Smith (two of the greatest makeup artists alive).
Music skills were studied with private teachers, band classes, at College of San Mateo and other colleges and through self-study. My skills include MIDI, sound editing and production, composer for films and creating of songs on demand. As works for hire, in genres like pop, rock and roll, folk, and musicals. I play several instruments well and can read music. Can arrange music and create harmonies. Proficient in multitrack on computer and stand-alone decks. I work as performing singer-pianist-guitarist. Contact the Bella Saratoga Restaurant (Ellen Cooper, 408. 741-5115) for typical reference.
Allied Skills Useful in Teaching:
Voice acting skills are an ongoing education as directed by Sam Paris at VoiceTrax in Sausalito. Skills include quick voice character creation from seeing sketch roughs; taking direction; accents; portraying emotion, and voicing TV and radio advertisements and replacing dialog. A good speaking voice is a plus for teachers.
Proficiencies in all the major graphics programs, web design and stop motion, cartooning and computer animation, teaching computer graphics and animation. AS a teacher, I have led workshops in life mask casting, Halloween makeup and mold making. Writer and teacher Hal Kataoka booked me to do seminars through Peninsula Works, Daly City on several topics, which included dealing with career changes and music as therapy & speaking with authority. You can reach him at: 650-301-8440
Show Biz Background:
I have appeared as performer on tape and live TV (Creature Features, etc.) and at live events for Earth Circus (www.earthcircus.com), and in documentaries, been a singer-songwriter since I was 15. Most recently I was on Ian Butler’s LAUGH LOCALLY TV show last Halloween. I’ve created masks and done professional makeup since the late ‘60’s. I traveled the USA doing paid makeup demonstrations at Star Trek conventions and as pro bono, creating injury simulations for the American Society of Trauma Specialists. Recently I was the pit guitarist for Peninsula Youth Theater’s ANYTHING GOES. A musical I wrote was performed in Hollywood in 1993. Currently I work as a restaurant musician on guitar, voice and keyboard.
Art & Life From age 16 to 30 it was all monster makeup, rock bands, movies and special effects.
Then I spent 22 years in printing, while still performing and writing songs. Nowadays it’s all music performance, creation and instruction.
MISSION STATEMENT: Have fun while learning and making music.
So, what’s my story?
I started out an art nut and ended up a music nut. Wild about guitars. Love performing live, preferably for pay, but I do a lot of pro bono….music in grade schools, face painting, entertainment for head damage cases at he Greenery rehab cente, for Alheimer’s guys like my bass player’s dad there at the old Shamrock Ranch in Linda Mar Pacifica….rock and roll,’Fifties and ‘Sixties style is my main thing when I plug in….I love Carl Perkins, Amos Garrett, Danny Gatton, Joe Satriani, Les Paul and Mary Ford, the Dorsey’s, Duke, Cab Calloway, Dizzy, Brubaeck, Desmond, David Gilmour, The Beatles, all the Brit invasion gang, the Byrds, CSN, Jackie Wilson, and writing songs and showing students how it’s done.
Electric 12 string Rickenbackers. Bassists like Jack Bruce and Stanley Clarke. Joe Pass…nearly every style of musi as long as it has melody, chord, a beat and a heart.