craig j kelly 

Various Artists

Los Angeles, CA




Experience Music Project - Grand Opening Celebration - Director

Farm Aid - TD/ Director

Lollapalooza - Director,/TD

Pain In The Grass - Director/TD

We Day Seattle - Director

Promise Keepers - Director

Christian Musician Summit - Director

Mayhem Fest - Director,/TD

Ozzfest - Director/ TD

Sprite Liquid Mix Tour - Director/TD

Capitol Hill Block Party - Director/TD

Bumbershoot - Director/TD

​Pandora Sounds Like You Summer - Director/TD

​Washington State Fair Concert Series - 5 Years - Director/TD

​White River Amphitheater Series - 5 Years - Director/TD


Ben Lee

New York, NY


Small Venue


Taylor Swift

Seattle, WA

Director, TD



Craig Kelly started his TV career in 1977 as a part-time sports cameraman for Northwest Mobile Television (later changed to National Mobile Television)  At that time, the crews for the national sports networks, such as CBS, NBC, ABC and even PBS were staff engineers only and NMT pioneered the use of Freelancers. Kelly was part of that change.  Working as a hand-held and long lens camera operator, including the 1984 Olympic Games in L.A., NBA World Championships series, NCAA Championships and PGA/LPGA Golf throughout the West and Hawaii, Kelly eventually started shooting feature stories for all of the major networks and most of the new cable networks; HBO, USA, MTV and most of the rest of them at the time.


Next, he started shooting corporate and Christian based projects across the States and in over 25 countries worldwide.  From the jungles of Sri Lanka to the Swiss Alps, Kelly lensed projects for many Fortune 500 companies  as well as Christian testimonials, music videos and events.


Beginning in 1985, the switch to directing live, multi cam projects was a natural progression for Kelly as he shared his time between camera operating and directing for many years until he moved into directing full time in 1995.


What does all this mean when you're looking for a director on your next project? Not much in the grand scheme of life - but it does mean that I have the experience to work at any level of production - anywhere. I don't regularly use an AD or a TD, know every position on the crew (except graphics - because I can't type well) I do my homework and prepare for every show I work on. I have also produced global and local projects, so am well aware of budgets, politics, schedules and the need for flexibility................craig kelly


That said, call me if you want to talk about your next multi cam gig. Phone calls are free now, right?


In the last quarters of a century or so a lot has changed – technology, governments, world economies, the materials we use in our daily lives. But, one thing remains unchanged – my dedication to doing the best work in the world. I proudly keep an old fashioned attitude about my work, and that's that it needs to be done professionally, with respect to my crews and without an ego-gone-wild. That means relying on brilliant crews and hardworking artists and clients working in



From Teddy With Love - DVD

Teddy Pendergrass

Live, Multi-Camera

Los Angeles, CA



AT&T Blue Room

KT Tunstall

Seattle, WA








 ConcertShow Reel

 © 2018 Craig J Kelly 


Multi-camera director/TD


Weirder, Blacker, Dimpler - DVD

Kyle Cease

Seattle, WA

Director, TD

Comedy Central

Yes, You Can Go Home - DVD

Eric Burdon and The Animals




International Distribution Nation

Various Artists

Seattle, Portland, Dallas, Winnipeg, Spokane, Boise, Charleston


​Small Venues, Theaters

  • 311
  • Anderson.Paak
  • Above The Golden State
  • Afro Celt Sound System
  • Audioslave
  • Alabama
  • Allman Brothers Band
  • Amy Grant
  • Annie Lennox
  • B52's
  • Bibi Bourelly
  • Beach Boys
  • Beck
  • Ben Lee
  • Ben Rector
  • Ben Vareen
  • Big Game
  • Big Sean
  • Bill Cosby
  • Bill Maher
  • Black Keys
  • Blink 182
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Baroness
  • Boston
  • Boz Scaggs
  • Brenton Brown
  • Brian Doerkson
  • Brothers Four
  • Busta Rhymes
  • Capitol Cities
  • Carrot Top
  • Chicago
  • Chris Isaak
  • Chris LeDoux
  • Chris Tomlin
  • Churches
  • Colby Calait
  • Corey Smith
  • Craig Morgan
  • Creedence Clearwater Revisited
  • Dane Cook
  • Danny O'Keefe
  • Dave Alvin
  • Dave Matthews
  • David Brenner
  • Death Cab For Cutie
  • Debbie Friedman
  • Deep Purple
  • Dennis Miller
  • Dierks Bentley
  • The Donnas
  • Doyle Dykes
  • Down
  • Earth, Wind and Fire
  • Elvis Costello & The Imposters 
  • Eric Burdon & The Animals
  • Father John Misty
  • Francis Dunnery
  • Frank Caliendo
  • Franki Valli
  • Foster The People
  • Four Tops
  • G-Easy
  • Gary Allen
  • Glenn Yarborogh
  • Godsmack
  • Gungor
  • Halsey
  • Hot Hot Heat
  • Heart
  • Hedley
  • Iron Maiden
  • Israel Houghton and New Breed
  • Israel Nash
  • J. Cole
  • Jamie O'Neil
  • Janes Addiction
  • The Jenkins
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Jessica Andrews
  • Jo Dee Messina
  • Joe Satriani
  • John Meyer
  • John Mellencamp
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Joshua Radin
  • Joy Formidable
  • Jurassic 5
  • Kat Graham
  • Kate Voegle
  • Kathryn Scott
  • Keith Urban
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Kenny Aronoff
  • Kenny Rogers
  • The Kingsmen
  • Kitty Jerry
  • KORN
  • KT Tunstall
  • Kyle Cease
  • Laura Story
  • LeAnn Rhimes 
  • Lights
  • Limelighters
  • Lincoln Brewster
  • Lisa Marie Presley
  • Little Anthony and The Imperials
  • Lou Christie
  • Lorde
  • Los Lobos
  • Lucinda Williams
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Maclemore w/Ryan Lewis
  • Manhatten Transfer
  • Maroon 5
  • Matt Redman
  • Merle Haggard
  • Michael McDonald
  • Michael W Smith
  • MO
  • Mondo Dial
  • Neil Sedaka
  • Neil Young and Crazy Horse
  • Neil Young
  • Nellie Furtado
  • N.E.R.D.
  • Neville Brothers
  • Newsboys
  • Newworldson
  • Nirvana
  • No Doubt
  • Noah Cyrus
  • Norah Jones
  • O.A.R.
  • Odesza
  • Panic! At The Disco
  • Patti Smith
  • Paul Baloche
  • Paul Revere and The Raiders
  • Peter Gabriel
  • Peter Furler
  • Phil Keaggy
  • Phil Wickham
  • Plus One
  • Queensryche
  • Randolph Family Band
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • REO Speed Wagon
  • Rick Springfield
  • Rob Thomas
  • Robin Williams
  • Rob Zombie
  • Rodney Atkins
  • Rooney
  • Solange
  • Sean Kingston
  • School Boy Q
  • Sheryl Crow S
  • Smokey Robinson
  • Spirit of The West
  • Starfield
  • Starley
  • Steve Earle
  • Steely Dan
  • Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Sting
  • Sugarland
  • Styx
  • Susan Tedischi
  • Swans
  • Talib Kweli
  • Tame Impala
  • Tanya Tucker
  • Taylor Swift
  • Teddy Pendergrass
  • Tegan and Sarah
  • Temptations
  • The Tenors
  • Thin Lizzy
  • Toby Mac
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • Tony Coleman
  • Tweet
  • Ventures
  • Watsky
  • Weezer
  • White
  • Widespread Panic
  • Willie Nelson
  • Wu-Tang Clan
  • ​X-Ambassadors

Seattle, WA