As a Director of Photography/ Documentary cameraman with 25 + years of experience based in the Ottawa region of Canada, I have worked with most of the major broadcasters in Canada, the US and Europe. Traveling extensively throughout my career, I continue to be inspired by the people I work with, their projects and the discovery of new places, people and their stories. I have always enjoyed collaborating with others and aim to always exceed my clients’ expectations.
Since the very beginning, making pictures has been at the center of who I am. I am passionate about visual storytelling for all genres of production; documentary, corporate, reality-TV, web-based as well as educational content.
Since 1983, I have been working in broadcast and corporate television. I began my career as a cameraman/editor for CTV’s (one of Canada’s main national networks) regional network affiliate, ATV, which serves Canada’s Maritime Provinces. Within 2 years I relocated to Toronto Ontario to join Radio Canada (French language National broadcaster) as a news/current affairs cameraman.
In 1987, I moved to Ottawa and joined the CBC’s flagship current affairs program, The Journal with Barbara Frum. There, I covered stories as varied as The Meech-Lake accord, the Oka Crisis, the US – Canada Free Trade Agreement, the Montreal Poly-technique Massacre and Perestroika in the former Soviet Union.
After leaving the CBC in 1992, I started Carey Productions and have been shooting for national and international broadcasters, production houses, independent producers as well as corporations. With years of experience in documentary and reality-tv as well as corporate productions,
My clients tell me that they appreciate my professionalism, work ethic, my ability to bring out the best in difficult situations, my people skills, my sound judgment and creativity. I have been told that they appreciate my sensitivity when covering difficult issues and stories. I have also directed and produced educational materials as well as arts programming.
As an owner/operator of my own equipment, I am the only one who uses it and it is meticulously maintained. I have a Sony FS7 4K camera with a complete set of Canon zoom lenses (F2.8) as well as a full set of Rokinon Prime lenses. My lighting package includes tungsten, fluorescent and LED lighting. I also have an audio package that includes a wireless, shotgun as well lavalier microphones. And if I don’t have what you need, I certainly can get it!
Sennheiser RF Microphones
Sennheiser Shotgun Microphone and Boom
Canon EF F2.8 Lenses
Kino -Flo Diva 400 light
1 X 1 AC / DC Bi Colour Panel Lights
Lowell Lighting Kit( 3X open face 650 Watts)
Chimera Soft Lights ( 2 )
Pepper Lights ( 3 )
Monitors and Tripods
SmallHD 6″ on Board Monitor
Panasonic BT-LH80W HD Monitor
Productions of note
Some recent projects and clients
Air Crash Confidential; Discovery UK
Discovery Channel; Daily Planet; Kid Koala
TSN; Senators Media Day; Feature Interviews
ET Canada; Red Carpet, Kevin Hart & Robert Pattison
ABC News – Good Morning America & Nightline
ITV UK; Celebrity Band Breakups
BBC; The Truth About CSA(Documentary on Pedophilia)
ARTE-TV; Geo 360, RCMP Musical Ride
Radio Canada Television; Serie Biographique, Sonia Benezera
YTV;Finding Stuff Out and Mystery Files(Nominated Canadian Screen
Global TV and APTN; Indspire Awards
APTN; Working it Out Together
Gallery, Parks Canada
Stonehaven Productions ; Canadian Forces
Video Recruitment Series 2017
Bossy Jossy Productions; Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development
Apartment 11 Productions; Mystery Files and Finding Stuff Out
Riley Emerson UK
Antica Productions; Secret Path Project
Cine Metu Productions; CUPW Video Series
Canada News Wire; Salvation Army, Canadian Mental Health Commission
National Gallery of Canada
National Gallery of Canada Foundation
Perimeter Institute; Innovation 150
Pier21; Canadian Museum of Immigration
Canadian Journalism Foundation
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development
Canada School of Public Health
Indspire Awards; Canadian Aboriginal Awards on Global TV and APTN