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Use the Alphabet bellow to locate your VRSC Researcher by their Last Name. Or you can also use the Filter Search below to find a VRSC Researcher by Project Type, Research Type, Subject Area and Language.


  
127 Visual Researchers
Shannon L'Herault
City Montréal

Project Type Documentary, Feature Films, Dramatic Television, Factual Series, Advertising, Museum Exhibitions, Web Content
Research Type Visuals Stills, Visuals Footage, Music Clearances, Trademark Clearances, Licensing, Project Management, Editorial Research
Subject Areas History World, History Canadian, Politics And Current Affairs, Food, Biography, Human Rights, Science And Environment, Popular Culture, Arts And Culture, Nature, Crime, Music, Architecture And Interior Design, Social Studies, Health And Medicine, Business And Law, Sports
Languages English, French

Sofi Langis
City Montreal

Project Type Documentary, Factual Series

About My Work I'm am an award-winning independent documentary director, writer and researcher. In almost all of my series and one-off documentaries, I also take on archive research in order to build and write scenes according to what was covered in the past, as well as music research and licensing. The subjects I tend to work on revolve around the environment, climate change, politics, military and religious conflict (in Canada and abroad), human rights, food and water security, history, women's rights and more. My pieces have been published on Radio-Canada (Grand Reportage), VICE News, Viceland, The New Yorker, Tou.tv, Quebecor, UNHCR, WWF and more.
Marika Lapointe
City Montréal

Project Type Documentary, Industrials, Factual Series, Museum Exhibitions
Research Type Visuals Stills, Visuals Footage, Licensing, Project Management, Editorial Research
Subject Areas History World, History Canadian, History American, History European, History Military, Politics And Current Affairs, Food, Biography, Human Rights, Science And Environment, Popular Culture, Arts And Culture, Crime, Music, Social Studies, Health And Medicine, Business And Law
Languages English, French

About My Work I have been researching documentary content for over ten years. I have been at the helm of development and editorial research for a number of doc series and one-offs in both French and English. I also have experience producing, screenwriting and editing.
Melissa Laverdure
City Halifax

Project Type Documentary, Feature Films, Factual Series
Research Type Visuals Stills, Visuals Footage, Music Clearances, Talent Clearances, Licensing, Project Management, Editorial Research
Subject Areas Biography, Human Rights, Arts Culture, Architecture, Social Studies, First Nations Issues
Languages English, French, Spanish, Italian

About My Work I am a visual researcher & archive producer. I have over a decade of experience working within the Anchor Archive, an unique collection of over 8,000 zines, located on the East Coast of Canada. Areas of expertise: vintage clothing, vintage cars, historical buildings, peoples history, plants, politics, feminism, LGBTQA2S rights, human rights, biography, animals, water, psychology. I have worked for Network entertainment, Droga5, Peacock Alley, Real Friends Media, CBC Gem, The Canadian Screen Awards, The Junos, Thunderbird Entertainment, and Hot Docs.
Casey Lees
City Vancouver

Project Type Documentary, Feature Films, Industrials, Dramatic Television, Factual Series, Advertising, Web Content
Research Type Visuals Stills, Visuals Footage, Licensing, Editorial Research
Subject Areas History World, History Canadian, History American, History Military, Food, Biography, Science And Environment, Popular Culture, Arts And Culture, Nature, Health And Medicine
Languages English

About My Work Nominated for a 2022 Canadian Screen Award in Visual Research and with over 7 years of experience working as an Archive Producer and Visual Researcher for documentary films, web media, and factual television series - let me expertly and efficiently source the additional images and footage your project. Whether you need material that’s visually impactful to wow clients, historically or contextually accurate for factual authenticity, or fast and easily licensable to make those tight deadlines - I’ve worked with producers, directors, editors, and researchers to help identify and satisfy their unique research needs.
Zoë Lepiano
City Toronto

Project Type All Project Types
Research Type All Types
Subject Areas All Areas
Languages English

Rebecca Lessard
City Montreal

Project Type Documentary, Factual Series, Web Content
Research Type Visuals Stills, Visuals Footage, Music Clearances, Licensing, Project Management, Editorial Research
Subject Areas History Canadian, History American, Food, Biography, Human Rights, Science And Environment, Popular Culture, Arts And Culture, Nature, Music, Social Studies, Sports, First Nations Issues
Languages English, French

About My Work Rebecca Lessard is an emerging film and mediamaker born and raised in Tio’tia:ke / Montreal, with a BA in Communication Studies from Concordia University. She has worked as an editor and writer on multiple television, documentary and digital projects (most recently, the 13-part docuseries GESPE’GEWA’GI: The Last Land), and as an editor and archival/visual researcher on RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World, the Sundance, Hot Docs and Canadian Screen award-winning feature documentary from Rezolution Pictures, The Oka Legacy (CBC Docs), and various other docuseries for APTN. She is also a musician/composer and co-creator of the Roots & Recipes project, and has co-facilitated digital storytelling workshops with refugee youth and and has worked on film and media creation projects with Inuit youth in Nunavik.
Brian Lightfoot
City Baie d'Urfe
Project Type Documentary, Publishing, Web Content
Research Type Visuals Footage, Licensing, Project Management
Subject Areas Science Environment
Languages English, French
About My Work Greetings, You would describe me perhaps as a junior visual researcher. I had the opportunity to perform much of the visual research and permission requests for a documentary my company produced in 2020. Hugh John Murray, one of your members, was our Director for that project. He guided me in doing most of the visual research for our feature documentary, Nobody's Fuel - an engineer's guide to saving the planet, which is available on YouTube. I am also a web developer, and graphic arts hobbyist and am particularly interested in infographics for concise explanation of complex technical information, applied to film, web, and print. I was incredibly pleased to find that this role is an actual career, and look forward to learning more about it. Kind regards, Brian G. Lightfoot
Kate Lingley
City Vancouver

Project Type All Project Types
Research Type All Types, Visuals Footage
Subject Areas Popular Culture, Arts And Culture, Music, Social Studies
Languages English

About My Work Kate Lingley (Hazelwood Archival) has been a freelance visual researcher for the past decade, with an interest in documentaries about unsung heroes and untold injustices. Her work has premiered at festivals including AFI, DOC NYC, Hot Docs, SXSW, Toronto and Tribeca, distributed by Amazon, Crave, HBO, History, Hulu Netflix, NYT OpDocs, PBS, Sony Pictures Television, and recognized by the Emmys, Grammys, Peabodys, MTV VMAs, and the Advertising Research Foundation.
Connie Littlefield
City Toronto

Project Type Documentary
Research Type Visuals Stills, Visuals Footage, Editorial Research
Subject Areas Politics Current Affairs, Biography, Human Rights, Science Environment, Popular Culture, Arts Culture, Social Studies, Health Medicine
Languages English

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Lanna Lucas
City Richmond

Project Type Documentary, Feature Films, Dramatic Television, Factual Series
Research Type Visuals Stills, Visuals Footage, Music Clearances, Talent Clearances, Licensing, Project Management, Editorial Research
Subject Areas History World, History Canadian, History American, History European, History Military, Politics And Current Affairs, Food, Biography, Geography, Human Rights, Science And Environment, Popular Culture, Arts And Culture, Nature, Crime, Music, Social Studies, Business And Law, Sports, First Nations Issues
Languages English

About My Work Lanna is an award-nominated Archival Producer who possesses over 15 years’ experience, with 10 years devoted to Film/TV. Although she got her start in story research, she eventually focused on archival research, licensing and clearances, and music licensing. She has been asked to come on at any stage of production - from pre-production to post-production - where she is used to handling assets from acquisition, budgeting, negotiation, execution and delivery. Her work has premiered at TIFF, SXSW, has peaked at the No. 1 documentary on iTunes, and has been commissioned by the National Film Board of Canada. Lanna is a member of the Visual Researchers Society of Canada and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Most recently she served as the Archival Supervisor for an FBI true crime docuseries for CBS and the Archival and Clearance Producer for Spotify and Hulu's Rapcaviar Presents. IMDb: www.imdb.me/lannalucas Website: www.vanresearch.ca
Laura Lucas
City Collingwood, Ontario

Project Type Documentary, Feature Films, Industrials, Dramatic Television, Factual Series, Publishing, Web Content
Research Type Visuals Stills, Visuals Footage, Music Clearances, Talent Clearances, Licensing
Subject Areas History Canadian, History American, History Military, Politics And Current Affairs, Human Rights, Science And Environment, Crime, Music
Languages English

About My Work Laura Lucas is an Archival Producer/Researcher and Rights Clearance Officer with over 25 years of experience in the media market. She's worked extensively with TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin, with freelance video producers, alongside libraries and archives, and in radio news. Operating as Big Picture Research, she's driven by the thrill of the hunt to find the perfect image that can help bring a story to life and clear the underlying permissions for its use. Recent projects include: documentaries, scripted series and educational course projects. To see a full list of work experience, please visit www.bigpictureresearch.com