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José Luis Bernal


Born in Seville in 1975, he moved to Barcelona in 1998, where he has lived to nowadays. During his first three years of residence in Barcelona, he studied Cinematography and Film Camera Operator in Central Film Studies of Catalonia (CECC) (1998-2000, combining studies and work as second assistant camera film and spots.

His professional carrer began in 1995 trainee camera with the prestigious cinematographer Fernando Arribas, having studied Image and Sound in his hometown and TV operator at the Centro Sperimentale in Rome (Italy). Since then, he has participated in numerous projects, as a second and then as fisrt assistant camera, among which include fifteen films such as "Como un Relámpago" by Miguel Hermoso (1996), "Alas Rotas" by Carlos Gil (2001), "Mónica" by Eduard Cortés (2003), "Tirant lo Blanc" by Vicente Aranda (2006), "The Limits of Control" by Jim Jarmusch (2008), "Entre Lobos" by Gerardo Olivares and "Ondine" by Neil Jordan (2008) among others. During this period he had the opportunity to collaborate with photographers such as Teo Escamilla, Javier Aguirresarobe, José Luis Alcaine, Fraser Taggart, Robert Richardson, , Stefan von Borbely, Lans Acord, Barry Acroyd and many others.

He has also worked with the Australian cinematographer Christopher Doyle, with whom he has worked and collaborated in a special way on many occasions.

Simultaneously in 2001 he began his carrer as a cinematographer on numerous short films, music videos and commercials with two awards for Best Photography: in 2006 with the short film "Gallos", at the Festival de Mataró, and in 2009 at the Girona Festival with the short film "Qué Demonios ocurre?". He has worked as director of photography in four films: "Zulo" by Carlos M. Ferrera, "La SOmbra del Sol" by David Blanco, "Codi 60" by Carlos M. Ferrera and "La Lapidación de San Esteban" by Pere Vila i Barceló.