As a Director of Photography/ Documentary camera operator with 25-plus years of experience, I have worked with many of the major broadcasters in Canada, the US and Europe. Traveling extensively throughout my career, I continue to be inspired by my clients and their projects, the people I work with, the discovery of new places, people and their stories.
Since I was a 12-year-old shooting with a Super 8 film camera, 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. Whether your project involves a CEO, an artist, a politician, a scientist, fisher, or a person struggling with poverty, you can rest assured I will tell their story with sensitivity, professionalism and attention to detail. My goal is to always exceed your expectations.
Since 1983, I have worked in broadcast and corporate television. I began my career as a camera operator/editor for CTV’s (one of Canada’s major national networks) regional affiliate, ATV, serving Canada’s maritime provinces. Within two years, I relocated to Toronto to join Radio Canada (French language National broadcaster) as a news/current affairs camera operator.
In 1987, I moved to Ottawa to join 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 as well as Perestroika in the former Soviet Union.
After leaving the CBC in 1992, I launched Carey Productions and have since shot for national and international broadcasters, top-tier production houses and independent producers, as well as major corporations. With years of experience in documentary and reality-tv as well as corporate productions, I have the range, depth and feel you want. My clients tell me they appreciate my professionalism, work ethic, my ability to bring out the best in difficult situations, my people skills, sound judgment, creativity, and of course my pictures. I have also been told they appreciate my sensitivity when covering difficult issues and stories. I have also directed and produced educational content and arts programming.
I am based in the Gatineau Hills, across the river from Canada’s capital, Ottawa, which is driving distance to Montreal and Toronto or just a flight away from your location.
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!
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
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 Awards 2018)
Global TV and APTN; Indspire Awards
APTN; Working it Out Together