President - Co-Owner
Kirk Basefsky helped found Burst in 1991, after spending more than
a decade in the video industry. At Burst, he manages sales and marketing.
For eight years prior to Burst, Mr. Basefsky was regional sales manager
for Ampex Corporation, serving the broadcast and industrial video markets
in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho. There, he designed, engineered
and marketed television systems. Preceding Ampex, Mr. Basefsky worked
for Panasonic Industrial Company as a district sales manager.
After graduating from the University of Colorado with a degree in
Radio and Television Production, Mr. Basefsky served as a media specialist
for the Denver Public Schools. There, he helped develop a district
curriculum for teaching television production to middle school students.
Mr. Basefsky's professional affiliations include Society of Motion
Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and Colorado Film and Video
Association (CFVA). He also serves on the Board of Directors for the
Rocky Mountain Film and Video Expo.
Vice-President - Co-Owner
Robin Heywood, one of the founders of Burst, oversees operations and
integration. Mr. Heywood has 18 years experience in video production,
automated playback systems, nonlinear editing systems, distribution
systems, design, implementation and installation. Prior to founding
Burst, Mr. Heywood worked as a sales engineer for Midwest Communications
and later for Ceavco Audio/Visual.
Mr. Heywood earned his B.S. in Television Production from Ohio University
in 1982. While still in college, he held various positions at WOUB/TV,
a local PBS affiliate. He also worked at the College of Osteopathic
Medicine as a producer, lighting director video technician and cinematographer.
Mr. Heywood's professional affiliations include Society of Motion
Picture and Television Engineers (SMTPE) and Colorado Film and Video