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The Editing of Kerry Lee Soloway






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The son of a piano teacher mom, and "the first man in Brooklyn with a hi-fi" dad, Kerry learned to appreciate music and the arts early in life. Ultimately, it led him to study music and theater arts at SUNY at Stony Brook (SUSB) where he graduated cum laude.

Following college, he spent a year working as a program coordinator at the Stony Brook Student Union where he scheduled performing artists, oversaw workshops and supervised the video club. However, not content with simply managing others, he left to become a founding member of Long Island's Pastel Mime Company, a troupe formed by former students of the SUSB Theater Department. They traveled much of the eastern United States performing and conducting master classes at colleges, public schools, cultural centers and summer camps.

After several years, he followed the admonition to "Go west, young man!" and moved to California where he was involved in designing, building and operating audio-visual and video systems. Having helped his dad assemble their hi-fis and stereos in his youth, Kerry was very comfortable with a soldering iron and he knew his "gozintas and gozoutas".

It was there that he was hired to help wire up a new video facility and he got his first taste of professional video production which he learned "on the job".

His early work in Los Angeles included "The Mike Douglas Show", local commercials and home video titles. It was after returning to the New York Metropolitan area that his credits expanded to include dozens of documentaries, scores of episodes of broadcast and cable television series, and hundreds of hours of public relations and corporate videos. Among these are the award-winning five-screen industrial video Chaos for Andersen Consulting, the New York Film Festival award-winning point of purchase video for Limited Edition Watches, the Cine Golden Eagle award-winning Internet in Action series, and the Emmy award-winning childrens show, Cyberchase.