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Barnes, Paul

Paul Barnes

A graduate of The New York University Institute of Film and Television, Paul Barnes studied under experimental filmmaker Len Lye and documentarian George Stoney. He edited his first project, a federally funded film on preschool education, as an undergrad, and has been constructing films ever since. Paul’s early, acclaimed works include WASN’T THAT A TIME (1982, Best Documentary Editing Award from the American Cinema Editors), SAY AMEN, SOMEBODY (winner, Best Documentary, Boston Film Critics) and THE THIN BLUE LINE (1988 Best Documentary Award, New York Film Critics). Paul was editor of Ken Burns’s Oscar-nominated STATUE OF LIBERTY, beginning a 25-year collaboration that resulted in THE CIVIL WAR (1990, highest rated series in public TV history and winner of 40 awards); BASEBALL; EMPIRE OF THE AIR: THE MEN WHO MADE RADIO; THOMAS JEFFERSON; and LEWIS & CLARK: THE JOURNEY OF THE CORPS OF DISCOVERY. Paul became a producer on the Peabody and Emmy-award winning NOT FOR OURSELVES ALONE: THE STORY OF ELIZABETH CADY STANTON AND SUSAN B. ANTHONY and was the supervising editor on the ten-part JAZZ series. He also served as editor and/or producer on UNFORGIVABLE BLACKNESS: THE RISE AND FALL OF JACK JOHNSON; THE WAR; THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA’S BEST IDEA; THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY and THE VIETNAM WAR. Paul is most recently co-director of OL’ MAX EVANS: THE FIRST THOUSAND YEARS, and has held teaching positions in the film departments at New York University and Keene State College.

Paul Barnes
Editor Paul Barnes
Churro Sheep, Paul Barnes, Maria Hinojosa