Storytelling is a unique gift that separates humans from other species perhaps more than any other trait. As a writer and director, Barry sees film as the ultimate way to tell a story. Barry has a background in communication having earned a degree in Electronic Media from the University of WI – Whitewater, where he was awarded the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Award for Best Long Form Production and Best Sports Play by Play. These awards demonstrate Barry’s recognizable ability to set the stage whether in a fiction or nonfiction setting. Barry’s passion for storytelling also translates into being an accomplished video editor and a practiced cinematographer, giving him the ability to see the big picture in every frame. Barry considers James Whale, Terence Fisher, Luc Besson, and Sam Raimi to be some of his largest influences. This makes Barry’s style of film-making a very unique and instantly recognizable.
Herbert Staten Jr.
Director of Photography/Cinematographer
Anyone can take a picture or push the button. Not everyone can create something that captivates viewers. As a photographer and cinematographer, Herb strives to create images that allow the viewer to see the world from a different perspective. The analytic side of his personality stems from earning a degree in Computer Science with an emphasis on Marketing, Finance and Management from Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL. Allowing him to better understand his clients requirements. That attention to detail shows in the finished product. Working as a consultant for many years gave him experience in leading successful projects. Herb became versed in cinematography from studying the work of greats such as Alfred Hitchcock, Philip Bloom, Gordon Willis, etc. His style lends itself to the passion of classic cinema. He addresses each photo session or film with a very detailed process but never opposing the organic nature of creating something unique.
Freeelance Sound Designer & Boom Operator
Rudolph J. Comeaux III
Second Camera & Photographer