behind the scenes
Filmmaking and Photography are in my blood. I knew it very early on. My father, a television engineer for 43 years, let me tag along with him on projects in studio at the station and out in the field. Several of his friends took me under their wing and soon became mentors, sharing their knowledge of cameras and lenses. Along with my father, they guided me, teaching and answering questions, exposing me to whole new creative world that would eventually become my own. The most important lesson I gleaned from these early times was to have fun at work.
After high school, having been exposed to “the business”, I initially thought I wanted to be an actor. I studied theater in Charlotte, NC, eventually landing a role as a convict for a local film production company. What I learned from this experience was that perhaps I had chosen the wrong side of production and that what I really longed for was to get back to the world of my mentors, the world of cameras and lenses.
I enrolled at Appalachian State University to study photography and film. While there, I was mentored again, this time by two wonderful professors who took me under their wing. They not only taught me filmmaking and photography but the value of friendship as well. Along the way to my MA, I learned the importance of teamwork in the creative process and how sharing knowledge with others not only aids in the creation but enhances the eventual outcome.
Through all these years I have been truly blessed to work worldwide with some of the most talented people in the business. The lifelong friends I have made and shared these times with, laughing, crying, and ultimately creating, are invaluable to me in this journey. I took to heart the mentoring I have received during my life and have tried to pass my knowledge along to young people following this path.
Cameras, lenses, light and shadow are my world. I did learn how to “have fun at work” and continue to this day following in my father's footsteps... I love making images and telling stories...
”WITHOUT A DOUBT BARRY DYCUS IS THE BEST AT HIS CRAFT. EVERY PROJECT IS A BLANK CANVAS THAT HE TURNS INTO A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF ART. NO QUESTION HE'S AT THE TOP OF MY LIST ON EVERY PROJECT I DO. NOT ONLY DO I LOVE TO COLLABORATE WITH HIM, HE'S JUST A GREAT GUY TO BE AROUND.”
Matt Clement, Director of Productions and Technical Operations at Justice Network
”QUITE SIMPLY, BARRY IS ONE OF THE BEST DPS IN THE SPORTS TELEVISION INDUSTRY. HE'S GOT A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE, CAN CREATE ANY LOOK IMAGINABLE AND IS UP TO DATE ON THE LATEST IN DIGITAL CINEMA CAPTURE. HE'S EASY TO WORK WITH AS WELL; YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED IN THE FINAL RESULTS WITH BARRY BEHIND THE CAMERA.”
Kevin Shaw, Director/Cinematographer/Producer
”BARRY DYCUS IS AN EXCELLENT DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND A REALLY CREATIVE THINKER WHO DELIVERS BEAUTIFUL, MEMORABLE PICTURES. PLUS HE AND HIS TEAM ARE JUST A BLAST TO WORK WITH!”
Kate Rolston, Executive Producer at Real Content Media Group
”I HAVE WORKED WITH BARRY AND HIS INCREDIBLE CREW AS BOTH A PRODUCER AND AS A CLIENT. HE IS ONE OF THE BEST DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY I'VE HAD THE PLEASURE TO WORK WITH--ALWAYS COMING UP WITH GREAT, CREATIVE IDEAS, MAKING SUGGESTIONS THAT MADE EACH PROJECT THAT MUCH BETTER, AS WELL AS PROPOSING A BETTER WAY TO TELL MY CLIENT'S STORY. AND THOUGH HE'S A GIFTED VISIONARY AND ARTIST, HE IS ALSO A GREAT COLLABORATOR--SOMETHING MANY OF YOU WHO WORK WITH DPS KNOW, IS RARE. HE'S AS TRUSTWORTHY, ENTHUSIASTIC, GOOD AND METICULOUS ON THE LITTLE PROJECTS AS HE IS ON THE BIG ONES. IN THE PRODUCTION WORLD, BARRY IS A TRUE GEM!”
Diana Keough, Digital Media Entrepreneur
”BARRY WAS THE LEAD DP ON THE 2009 SPORTS EMMY AWARD WINNING NOODLING PIECE, IN THE LONG FORM FEATURE CATEGORY. BARRY IS CREATIVE, WORKS HARD AND IS ONE OF THE BEST SHOOTERS I'VE WORKED WITH. WE'VE BEEN WORKING TOGETHER FOR 7 YEARS... AND I STILL WORK WITH HIM TODAY. I WOULD HIRE BARRY FOR ANY PROJECT, REGARDLESS OF CONTENT OR SIZE.”
Martin Khodabakhshian, ESPN Producer/Independent Filmmaker
Four Time EMMY Award Wnner