STONESTREET FACULTY BIOS
Instructor, Buttons Sound NY
Rich Macar is the executive producer and founder of Buttons, www.buttonsny.com, the audio and video post production facility located in Midtown Manhattan. Buttons provides high quality services equal to its largest competitors, and out performs its smaller and equal competitors with experience, investments in technologies, and continued dedication to the craft of audio design, with a Hollywood approach to creating and delivering great sound.
Since moving to New York City in 1985, Rich has produced sound for feature Films with Francis Ford Coppola and Stephen King, thousands of television and radio spots with advertising agencies like BBDO, McCann Erickson, DDB WW, Brouillard, Ogilvy & Mather, hundreds of Documentaries, TV shows, and thousands of on-air promos for Cable networks like Discovery, TLC, Lifetime, Nickelodeon, Bravo. Surround Sound projects for Toshiba, Coke with David Letterman, Brainlab of Germany, and Golden Books. Rich founded Buttons in 1991. 1995-1998 marked rapid growth and lead to itís largest project, launching Pokemon, the hit series, delivering 52 episodes in 6 months, notably 20 shows in one of those months.
In 2007 Buttons accepted opportunities to expand into editorial' services for television, post producing a 16 show series for BET, as well as a 10 show series for the Playboy Network. We added 4 Final Cut Pro systems with 6 support Final Cut Pro systems connected to fibre channel and gigabit networks. In 2008 Buttons Entertainment was formed to pursue intellectual properties, developing web series,TV shows, and an assortment of digital media projects. Buttons entertainment acquired 48 celebrity interviews recorded at NYU NY and has begun developing and securing distribution worldwide. B.E. has secured relationships with director/ producers John Cirabisi, Rick Mowat, Bengt Anderson, and Jobe Cerny.