The Austrian director of photography is working in the film industry since 2004. First he studied Production at the Film Academy in Vienna. His aim has always been to fully understand the complex accessory of movie making, to look at it and experience it from every side, therefore he worked in several departments. He worked as associate producer, DOP, camera assistant and even as a stunt driver. He produced Children TV Shows, shot movies, also performed in the role of a director of photography in the movie „Die Migrantigen“. 2016 he finished his studies at the Hamburg Media School with a Masters Degree in Camera. He won the german Camera Price 2017 with his movie „Cigarbox Blues“. Since then he is exclusively working as a cinematographer.
Joe Berger also teaches in Vienna and Hamburg, s.a. the Theater Academy of Hamburg. The focus of his teaching is to convey the technical process in front of the camera and the behavior on set. Giving the actor the ability to act steadily and easily on set and in front of the camera. The result is freedom and authenticity. Joe Berger wants to support and to catch the magic of acting despite of all the technical aspects. He wants actors to understand the camera as a friend and partner.