For 23 years, Photojournalist Kevin Ely has been a contributor to national and international news & documentary productions. Based in the Pacific Northwest, Ely has been the principal videographer for national news bureaus like CBS News, NBC News, PBS Frontline, CNN (News & Documentaries), ABC News, and FOX News to name a few. Whether the project was an investigative story for a magazine show like CBS 60 Minutes or breaking news coverage at a terrorist attack in Southern California, Ely has been relied on to help tell the story solely on his own or as a contributing photojournalist .
For CBS News, Ely has shot season openers for 48 Hours, riots for CBS Evening News, and investigative stories in remote spots for 60 Minutes. His skills, as a producing cameraman have been relied on to contribute to shoots with President Barack Obama, CEO’s Howard Shultz (Starbucks), Bill Gates (Microsoft, Gates Foundation), Senator John McCain and many others.
Ely has worked as a field producer for MTV News during the Grunge era when he produced stories & interviews (and shot) with bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Parliament and Radiohead to singers like Elton John, Bob Dylan, Sting, Carlos Santana and Chris Isaak along with many others.
Ely’s documentary skills have been tested all over the world. He’s shot at the top & bottom of the world (to the arctic circle, Barrow, Alaska to the Antarctic circle, Ushuaia, Argentina), in Asian cloud forests, and on an active volcanic field in the Hawaiian islands.
Ely’s feature documentaries include, “Where Have All The Orcas Gone with Jean Michel Cousteau”, “This Is Indian Country with Billy Frank, Jr.”, “One World With Olivia Newton-John: The Galapagos”, and “Climate Wars: Cambodia”.
I have been in the industry since 1994.
I shot this, and field produced this, for the "Daily Planet", a daily science show on the Discovery Channel. The shoot was shot in a ten hour day. The interviews were shot on Canon C300. The broll…