Videographer | DOP | Lighting Cameraman

J. Larry Carey
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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.

About Me

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

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!


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

Productions of note

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

Send me a message

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Phone: 819.459.1248

Mobile: 613.769.7918


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