Carl Elster

Toronto, Ontario


About Me

Director of Photography, Camera Op, and owner operator of Production Company (Red Epic Dragon Kit w/grip and lighting truck)

I am a passionate and experienced content creator with 10 years experience in camera and lighting.

I work on every type of project from small artsy music videos, to documentaries and feature length films.

If you're looking for someone with a good eye, who thrives in a team environment and knows their stuff both artistically and technically then give me a shout and lets make something great together.

- Red Epic Dragon Camera Kit owner
- Grip and lighting truck owner
- experience with drones, camera stabilizers, cranes\jibs etc.
- experience with green screen, VFX
- experience producing, directing and editing


Originally from the West Coast, Carl grew up in Vancouver where from a young age he was an avid sailor, animator and photographer.

In 1999, he set sails east to the centre of Canada’s independent film community, Toronto, to follow his dream of becoming a filmmaker. There he completed his BFA in film production at York University specializing in Cinematography and Producing. By 2004 he had his first film in official competition at the Toronto International Film Festival. Carl’s films have garnered awards and prizes all over the world for acting, directing and cinematography.

When he’s not producing his own projects, Carl is an active member of the film community in Toronto teaching classes and working as a director of photography on such films as the feature comedy Moon Point and the documentary 30 Ghosts.

He also owns and operates a successful film production company that produces web commercials, music videos, shorts and features of all types and genres. He has a full roster of production companies, directors and producers that he works with regularly like Sean Cisterna, Avi Federgreen and Adam Massey but he is always looking for interesting projects to work on in the future.

I have been in the industry since 2004.

Commercial Demo Reel for Carl Elster
Added on 4/6/2016
Here is a sampling of some of my past work.

Work with Carl Elster

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