Barry Casson's career in film and television begin in the early seventies when he worked as a freelance and staff news photographer for several Vancouver Island newspapers.
Prior to this time Barry had a successful career as a show band drummer touring England and Europe in the backup band for Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley and the Drifters. More recently he has been inducted in Victoria’s Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.
He took his formal film training at Columbia College in Hollywood. Upon returning to Victoria, he joined the staff of BCTV’s CHEK Television where he served as a news cameraman for the next 9 years.
Since leaving CHEK Television and founding Victoria Motion Picture School, Barry has directed and photographed over 50 dramas, documentaries, educational films, TV commercials and corporate videos through his company Casson Pictures.
He has received dozens of national and international awards for his work and is a distinguished member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers.
More recently Barry has authored the book “The Video Bible” currently used by a number of colleges and high schools’ for their media programs.
As a public speaker, Barry continues to provide film and video workshops around Western Canada. His clients include: chambers of commerce, business groups, high schools & colleges and teacher Pro D Days.
Barry Casson c.s.c.
Author: The Video Bible – (professional secrets to home and business video production)
Professional Shooting Secrets for Camcorder Owners