Bayard Stryker, a 1996 Turlock High School graduate, is nominated for an Emmy Award at the Creative Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, part of the Emmy Awards to be televised next week.
Bayard Stryker and Jon Bloom are nominated for “outstanding short form picture editing” for their work on a horror tribute montage presented at the 82nd Academy Awards.
Stryker’s parents, Steve and Christine Stryker, are both professors of English at CSU Stanislaus.
According to Stryker’s website, www.bwstryker.com, Stryker had access to university editing equipment at a very early age. After directing several unwatchable films in high school, Stryker realized he had to become a filmmaker. Fortunately, he found editing to be his strong point and left home for film school at 17.
After graduating from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a Bachelors Degree in Film Production, Stryker was accepted into the editing program at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. After two years of non-stop editing, Stryker graduated AFI with a Masters in Film Editing. Stryker has spent the last decade as a freelance editor with a primary focus on trailers and feature films.