CURRICULUM VITAE / RESUME / LEBENSLAUF

Name:   Barry McKay

Nationality:  Australian, Canadian (dual citizenship)
email: barrymckayau@yahoo.com.au  

languages: English, German, Swiss-German

Barry in the Deutsche Welle studio in Bonn

RECENT MEDIA ACTIVITIES:
January 2004 ongoing - journalist - Deutsche Welle Radio, Bonn, Germany. - producing, writing, interviewing for feature stories, broadcasting, translation work German - English. internship Jan 2004 - Jul 2004, continuing on a freelance basis thereafter from Australia and in Europe, onwards. Examples of work online

2005
ongoing - Producer and Presenter "It's Time", weekly 1 hour archival Top 40 radio program, Community Radio Network, Broadcast across Australia by the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia one of the Community Radio Network's most popular shows nationally.

2012 reporter - The Media and Lindy Chamberlain "The Media Report", ABC Radio National

2007, Web-designer - Go-Set Magazine Australian Top 40 charts, 1966-1974.

Nov 2003 - January 2004 - Film project researcher, National Film & Sound Archive, Canberra Australia, "Imagining Queer" project

Feb 2001 - Produced episode of Radio National's "Hindsight", Gay Lives, aired: Feb 25th 2001.

May 2001 - ABC marketing, producing radio promos for Mets and Regs and Radio National. May-Jul 2001 - promotions producer, ABC 702 Sydney

Aug-Dec 2001 - Assistant to the producer, The Country Hour, ABC Rural

Dec 2001 - Produced episode of ABC Radio National's "Hindsight" - on Go-Set magazine, aired 16th Dec 2001

Dec 2001 - produced 12 part series hosted by James Valentine on Go-Set magazine for ABC Local Radio

June 2002 -September 2002: Monday night current affairs programme for JOY Melbourne community radio focusing on social issues.

Oct 2002 - Jan 2003: Researched and produced 24 episodes of documentary programme, "Melbourne, Queen City of the South": Series broadcast in early 2003

March 1999 - February 2001 Document Archives, ABC TV, Gore Hill. Archival Assistant.

While employed by the ABC in this position, I maintained my interest in radio, researching and producing various programmes, including the production of a highly acclaimed radio documentary series for OUT-FM Sydney, broadcast Feb 2000 and syndicated to several community radio stations in NSW. This series of programmes won an award for OUT-FM for "Excellence in Spoken Work Programming - News, Current Affairs and Documentaries" at Community Broadcasting Association of Australia Awards November 2000.

These broadcasts were also used for a history exhibition at NSW Parliament House in Feb 2001, which I helped research and edit audio visual presentations. I was a member of the ABC Standing Committee on Spoken English from 1999 through 2001. In connection with this role, I assisted Language Unit with the pronunciation of athletes' names during the Olympic Games. Feb 1996 - November 1998 Full time student at UTS, studying Graduate Diploma in Communications.

1998 - Six month internship with Telling Pictures, a film production company based in San Francisco. In 1998 I was Assistant to Producer, working with Oscar winning film makers Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman on "Paragraph 175" as research assistant, German translator & transcriber. The film was Winner, Best Direction, Sundance Film Festival, 2000.


WEB DESIGN (1997-2008):
2008 - Go-Set Magazine Australian Top 40 charts, 1966-1974
2002 - Barry McKay Images (collection of my photographic work)
2000 - Sydney Gay & Lesbian History Walk
2003 - "Melbourne, Queen City of the South"
1996 - Gay Languge Guide. (Based on my published work "Gay Phrase Book" Cassell plc, London, 1995, 2 eds.)


BOOK PUBLISHED:
1995 Cassell, London, "Gay Phrase Book".
Languages included: French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese; ISBN 0-304-33201-1; 1997 2nd edition. (incl. Japanese section) ISBN: 0-304-33775-7


EDUCATION:
1999 - Graduate Diploma in Communications, UTS, Sydney. Film making, Video editing, Sound recording and mixing, Multimedia and website authoring.
1990 - R.S.A./Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, International House, Hastings, UK.
1990 - DAAD scholarship, University of Freiburg, Germany: seven weeks on German language scholarship
1990 - Bachelor of Arts degree, Australian National University, Canberra. Majors: Linguistics (Distinction average), German (Distinction average); Other subjects: Bahasa Indonesia, Sociology, Italian.
1984/5 - Kantonschule, Wettingen, Switzerland. Seven months as an exchange student, German language studies, on 12 month youth exchange programme in Switzerland.
1982 - 1981-2 - Dickson College, Canberra, Australia. Year 12 Certificate: English, German, Media Studies, Drama,  Art, Photography.


EFL TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
All levels in groups as well as one to one private teaching. Involvement in student extra curricular activities organised by the schools.

Nov-Dec 2000 - Australian College of English, Sydney. 5 weeks Teaching EFL to multilingual groups.

Teacher of English as a Foreign Language on short contracts at various private language schools in the U.K. over a period of three years 1990-1992  including:

1990 - International House, Hastings UK
1990 - ITS English School Hastings, UK
1991 - Hastings English Language Centre, UK
1990, 1992 - Schiller English Language Institute, West Wickham, Kent, UK


Other Courses:
ABC Train the Trainer - workshop facilitator training
ABC Broadcasting for Non-Broadcasters - basic interviewing, microphone and studio technique
Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union Conference 1999
- staffing registration desk
ABC Sound Basics - Acoustics and sound theory 1996-8


1996-1998 U.T.S. STUDENT PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE:
While at UTS, Sydney, I participated in various opportunities to gain practical experience, the highlight of which was the writing, direction and shooting of 3 short films as study projects, "Faggots Are for Burning" received screenings at international Lesbian & Gay film festivals, and commercial distribution by Frameline, San Francisco in the US and Europe.
UTS Golden Eye Awards 1999 - winner "Best Editing".

courses studied:
Film & Video 1: (lecturer: Gill Leahy) Basics of video and film production, analogue video editing.
Experimental Film: (lecturer: Jackie Farkas) Cinematography, Bolex, Film Editing techniques, telecine.
Multimedia: (lecturer: Sally Prior) Production of interactive CD ROM, Director, Photoshop.
Soundtrack: (lecturer: Kate Richards) Sound recording, DAT, Nagra, Protools, Sound Designer, Yamaha O2R Mixing desk, Laying sound back to video, Foley.
Film 2: (lecturer: Gill Leahy) SR camera, synchronised sound, cinematography, lighting, editing, script writing, directing, sound editing/recording.
Web Design:  (lecturer: Dr. Kurt Brereton) techniques in HTML authoring, Photoshop, Pagemill.
Digital Sound & Music: (lecturer: Douglas Kahn) MIDI Sequencing, Cubase, Experimental Sound digitising & mixing.
Project A: (lecturer: Sophie Jackson) Production of a final self-initiated student film project.


OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE:
2001 - Helped curate & produce audio-visual section of "Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know" exhibtion at NSW Parliament House, Sydney, Feb 2001
1996-9 - Volunteer office work with SMG Film Festival
1994 - Edward Carpenter Community, UK; editor of "Over the Rainbow" magazine
1993 - GS Magazine, Edinburgh, clerical and editorial assistant
1992 - Chapps Bar, Edinburgh. Barman.
1991 - Consultus, Tonbridge UK. Domestic help to an elderly couple.
1990 - Housing Commission, London. Clerical Support : Data base input.
1983-89 - Various permanent and casual positions, mostly clerical or hospitality. Included various jobs while traveling overseas and a short period working in a kibbutz.


FOREIGN LANGUAGES:
fluent: German, Swiss German;  conversational: Italian, Spanish; basic: Bahasa Indonesia, Japanese, French, Dutch


INTERESTS:
Travelling, video and film making, photography, drama, foreign languages, reading, bushwalking, astrology, herbal medicine, gardening, recording & mixing music.
 
 
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