With 20 years behind the camera, cinematographer Barry Berona is at the top of his game. Having received rigorous apprenticeship under some of the industry's great cinematographers such as Vittorio Storaro, Jonathan Sela, Chris Soos and Darius Khondji on commercials and films such as Bulworth, Bobby, Dreamer, Behind Enemy Lines, 4 BMW films, American History X, and with more than 300 commercials under his belt, Barry is in complete command of his craft, moving effortlessly between film and digital formats. With an insatiable enthusiasm for new technologies, Barry keeps honing his aesthetic by mastering new and original ways to tell stories on the screen. Constantly experimenting with optics and lighting, time lapse, motion control, and VFX tools, he consistently achieves stunning visual results.
He approaches the work with endless curiosity, playfulness and an artist's eye, always an inspiring collaborator, Barry has broken new creative ground with directors like David Quinn, Wayne Craig, Robert Kenner, Amanda Michelli, Jeff Linnel, Paul Street, Patrick Robbins, Anthony Garth, Elle Kamihira, Nigel Simpkiss, Francesco Carrozzini, and Gilly Barnes. His versatile, award winning commercial work extends to many sub-genres such as automotive, tabletop, and beauty for such recent clients as Trans Alta Energy, Adobe, Subaru, Toyota, The United States Navy, Snickers, Honda, Coors, Priceline and Pure Michigan Tourism. Most noteworthy is the unveil spot for the 2006 Ford Mustang GT known as Steve McQueen - Field of Dreams that employed extensive VFX showing footage of McQueen appearing in and driving the new GT.
In recent years Barry has moved into the documentary realm with the beautiful and moving shorts Awakening Fire and Where the Ocean Meets the Sky, which garnered great reviews, and is currently filming Food Inc director, Robert Kenner’s upcoming feature documentary, Merchants of Doubt.