Igor moved to Los Angeles from Chicago in 1988. Throughout the 90's, he spent time working as an editor for E!, A&E, Discovery Channel, TLC, on numerous television series, such as Movie Magic, Hollywood Legends, World of Wonder, Intimate Portraits, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Mysteries, Magic & Miracles and more; as well as producing and directing indie films & music videos. Working freelance, afforded him opportunities to work on a diverse array of projects such as: feature films, commercials & documentaries. He is one of very few people who ever worked on 360 surround-vision films. In 1997 his endeavors eventually landed him a position at Paramount Studios. There he joined the Editor's Guild and worked as a video editor and segment producer for over 12 years for such shows as Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Dr. Phil & The Doctors. Igor was born in the U.S.S.R. where he received formal musical training in classical piano, before emigrating to USA at the age of 12. After getting his hands on a super 8mm camera in a film studies class in high school, he made several short films, exploring live action, stop motion & hand-drawn animation. During the high school years, he also learned how to play the bass & began performing with local rock bands. After graduation, Igor enrolled in Columbia College, Chicago, studying Film & Television production, while continuing to pursue musical endeavors. He was offered his first job as an assistant editor on a PBS documentary, "Wrapped In Steel", while still a freshmen. The 80's were marked by combining his musical interests with the emerging alternative video production techniques in various recording projects, short films & early music videos. Igor immersed himself into the Chicago Blues scene & was fortunate to have recorded with such artists as Pinetop Perkins, Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown & Gregg Allman. He produced several short-subject documentaries about local & national blues greats such as Buddy Guy, Sunnyland Slim & B.B. King. By graduation he had an award-winning short film to his credit, about another blues legend, Hubert Sumlin. Igor began working in various positions on commercial & music video productions after finishing film school. Gaining valuable skills freelancing in Chicago, he worked at post-houses such as Optimus & Editel and became a recurring crew member on shoots for the iconic commercial director Joe Sedelmaier, until he relocated to Los Angeles. Today he continues to work on productions for film, television & the web through his own production company, as well as for other clients and is the owner/operator of a boutique studio facility in West Hollywood, California.‚Äč

Igor Kay 

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