"I have worked with Barry for quite a few years, on a large range of shoots, locally and around the world. What stands out is the consistent quality of his shooting in diverse situations and the appreciation and care of my clients."
The Cormana Group
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Here I am with Elvis on one of the more fun EPK shoots.
The movie tells the story of Elvis driving across the US to
have a talk with Nixon, and what took place when he meets
up with 'Tricky Dick.' Perhaps the oddest thing is that it's
based on fact!
This is the crew and star from the NFB documentary "Dream
Machine." To my left is Roberta Michelle, the subject of the
doc, the director, Sue Raynard, and soundman Sanjay Mehta.
The doc follows the packaging of talent by the star-making
machinery behind the popular song.
Oh, the exotic locations I get to travel to... including this Northern Ford test facility where new traction software is being put through the paces in 20 degree below zero temperatures. And there I am, somewhere under 3 or 4 layers in a chase vehicle. Anything to get the shot!
It's hard to beat the variety in this job. I'll be showing
this picture of shooting in a Snow Bird Jet to the grand kids.
We flew inverted, straight up,
straight down, and all the while
I’m clutching my camera,
and doing my best to get the shot.
I have been fortunate over the years to have worked with an amazingly diverse list of clients, in a wide variety of locations under every conceivable shooting condition. Just reading the client list below will conger up what I mean…
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I've received from these and other clients after this list
A & E Biography
"A Day With" Portrait
Australian Broadcasting Corp.
Australian Television Network
Bank Of Montreal
Britney Spears Tour 2001
Canadian Tire Corporation
CBC Public Affairs
CTV Network News
Dr. Phil Show
FX The Series
Frank Russel Inc.
Fox Television Network
German Television Network
J Walter Thompson
Jim Hensen Productions
Lives Of The Rich & Famous
Ministry of Transportation
Ontario Ministry Of Transportation
Outdoor Life Network
Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
Showtime Movie Network
Sports Illustrated Television
The Sports Network
Toronto Film Festival
Women's Television Network
…This positive initial experience with Barry convinced me to request his services whenever I've had the opportunity for subsequent productions in Canada. I've had the good fortune to have his participation on numerous projects since then. Each time has been equally successful and enjoyable. I highly recommend Barry Springgay as Director of Photography and/or Camera Operator for any type of video or film production.
Mark S. Munson Producer / Director "Fast Track Entertainment Group
Mark S. Munson
Producer / Director
Fast Track Entertainment Group , Hollywood, California
In the field, my Director of Photography is an integral part of the production team. They help bring my vision to life not only with technical knowledge of the camera and lighting, but also insight into how to best present the often complex subject visually - no small feat in shooting science and technology.…his technical and artistic talents are paired with his people skills. Barry's ability to work with people in the field in a friendly and empathetic manner is a big plus in putting everyone at ease.
Daily Planet, Discovery Channel
It's always a pleasure to work with Barry.He's fast and his choice
of shots and angles add energy to my productions.He really shoots with
the editor in mind.
I have worked for a number of years now with Barry,on some fairly
complex and intense shoots.His acute eye and quality lighting help bring
these stories to life.
(Directors Guild of America)
(Ripley's Believe It Or Not, National Geographic, Real TV)
Several years ago one of our long term production clients said to
us, 'There's this shooter in Toronto...you have to get him on your list...'
and now...Barry takes our clients' hands and gets them through their
projects-from simple "B" roll and interviews to multi-camera coverage
of a live musical event.
We do not need to worry about what is going on during his shoots-we
know Barry can get the job done.
The Crew Company
Retains crews throughout North America for Worldwide clients.