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Paul Messing (Artist, Writer, Producer) has been writing and producing original artwork, audio and video material and music for more than 40 years. After graduating from the University of The Arts in 1970, he became Production Director at WMMR-FM in Philadelphia, one of the first progressive FM rock stations of that era. In addition to his own pre-taped overnight music program (“OPUS”), he produced unusual PSAs and station IDs. Many of these are now considered “classic” material, and are still played today.
In 1972, Paul became Vice President/Creative Director of Radio Band of America, a creative audio production facility in New York City. For ten years, he wrote and produced hundreds of radio advertising campaigns and TV music scores, working directly with national musicians, actors, singers and comedy writers. His work was recognized on an international level, winning him more than 50 CLIO awards, including 10 gold statuettes by 1981.
By 1995, he had spent 10 years collaborating with Czech animator and filmmaker Paul Fierlinger as audio producer, script consultant, composer, and sound designer. This work involved the production of many short animated educational films, including segments for Sesame Street, and culminated in the production of the American Playhouse one hour animated autobiographical film, "Drawn From Memory," which was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and broadcast on PBS in October, 1995. During this time he also composed an original Ballet for the Pennsylvania Ballet.
After moving to Bloomington, Indiana in 1998, Paul became affiliated with Indiana University's Department of Radio and Television Services, providing original music scores for documentaries and acting as creative consultant and sound designer/composer for special projects involving both traditional and interactive technology.
He continues to write, develop and produce original music, and audio programs programs, and supplies original artwork for web sites, book publishers and others. A sampling of original artwork can be found at his online store at www.zazzle.com/paulmessing*. He also continues development of his own new audio program about our connection with animals and nature (“For Kindred Spirits”). He is a member of ASCAP, AFTRA, and PRX.