Videographer | DOP | Lighting Camera operator

J. Larry Carey
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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.

About Me

Portrait of J. Larry Carey- Cameraman, Videographer, Director of Photography

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. 

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Demo 2019



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!


Beyer Dynamics Lav Microphones(2) Sennheiser RF Microphones Sennheiser Shotgun Microphone and Boom


Sony FS7, HD, 2K and 4K Sony EX1 GoPro Hero2


Rokinon Prime Lenses 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 )

Astra6X LitePanels

Monitors and Tripods

Sachtler Video 20 Tripod SmallHD 6″ on Board Monitor Panasonic BT-LH80W HD Monitor Duzi Slider

Recent Work

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

Production Companies
Affinity Video Productions; BurnBrae Farms Video Series, National 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 Health Canada Those Canadians Swimm Media
Projects For
Telus Health Canadian Forces Health Canada National Gallery of Canada National Gallery of Canada Foundation Parks Canada 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

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Phone: 819.459.1248 Mobile: 613.769.7918 Email:
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