Thank you Barry for helping make my documentary, Silver Wings, Flying Dreams: The Complete Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots such a success. As a filmmaker and television writer/producer, I’ve worked with a lot of professional photographers in all sorts of production situations, and I can honestly say that working with Barry Kirsch has proven to one of the best decisions I’ve made.
When I needed a still photographer who would not only fully document the film production process, but also have the sensitivity and creative eye to capture those rare intimate moments that I knew would happen during the interviewing of these aging American heroes, I chose Barry Kirsch, owner of Iron Robot Films.
Barry traveled with our film crew across America taking photos of production shoots, talent, rare aircraft and events, capturing the making of this little known story as well as some of the final pictures taken of these female American Heroes. His stills were used in the documentary, on the film poster and DVD cover and also featured in one of the special segments on the DVD.
Barry Kirsch’s photographs reveal the passion and emotion of each subject. Barry’s confidence, commitment and passion are evident in all his work. His creative and technical talents give him the ability to recognize and freeze the perfect moment in time, skills needed when making a documentary that features rare WWII aircraft, on-camera talent who are in their nineties, and limited filming opportunities.
When you don’t have the luxury of re-takes you have to trust your film and still camera crews to be spot on. Barry Kirsch has earned my total trust and I look forward to working with him on my next project.
Barry produced a feature video for my fresh fruit jam and pickle company in 2013. His talent as a photographer as well as his expertise for finding the story as a journalist is unmatched. He was top-notch from our initial meeting, the filming at two different locations, and the quick turn-around to producing the feature itself. He believed in me, put me at ease, and delivered a film that captured the spirit and energy of my company. He is incredibly talented and he asks questions with laser precision.
His personal vision for the film and implementation have increased revenue for my company year-over-year. My clients have commented on the movie about how they feel that they have gotten to "know me" and what my company was about before meeting me in person. Barry cuts to the heart, he is intuitive and his execution is flawless. He uses state-of-the-art impeccable equipment and techniques.
I would work with Barry again in a heartbeat and would highly recommend him to anyone that wants to tell their story and elevate their company and mission to a new level .
Owner- Sunchowder's Emporia
Longwood, FL 32750
I simply cannot say enough about the superior level of quality, professionalism and the profound commitment to excellence our company experienced while working with Barry D. Kirsch for a two-day event in late summer 2016. We hired Barry as both a photographer and videographer to capture a complex live event we performed at a large fan based convention.
Tasked with meeting our needs in a challenging, dynamic and unpredictable environment, Barry over-delivered at every turn. His expertise as a photojournalist combined with his creativity and artistry yielded an amazing set of visual art that speaks to the very essence, spirit, and energy of our show. Unlike any other photographer with whom we have worked, Barry had the seemingly magical ability to climb into the psyche of each of us; actors, designers, artists, writers and directors, and snatch-up with his camera some of our most intimate, innermost moments.
He exceeded every one of our expectations! It is with the highest accolades that we recommend Barry to anyone looking for a true storyteller.
We very much look forward to working with him throughout the future.
Executive Producer, Co-Owner Fanvergence Creative Group, LLC
Barry D. Kirsch and Iron Robot Films have turned into not merely a photographer/videographer, but a true collaborator and proud to say it friend and family member of Phantasmagoria.
Barry does not just capture a moment, he captures an essence. How? By crawling inside his subjects and bringing their inner world to life. His artistry with photography is equally matched by his creativity, his work in post, his commitment, and his focus.
I am Nancy Groves, a mayoral candidate for the City of Sanford, Florida. Iron Robots Films under the direction of Mr. Barry Kirsch recently produced a short video presentation for my campaign. Barry is wonderful!. He is an extremely talented and hard-working videographer with a background in photojournalism. He is more than capable of producing excellent still shots, short video presentations, full-length documentaries, or just about any other visual media one might need. He certainly went the extra mile for me. It is very important to Barry to make sure that the results are absolutely what he and his client have visualized and planned. Despite obstacles such as super loud airplanes amd high winds, the video he provided for me was fantastic! I highly recommend Iron Robot Films & Barry Kirsch! Definitely a “five-star” experience!