Gary began shooting film and video in 1973 when he took his first job as a television news photographer at KENS in San Antonio , Texas . He later worked in the same capacity in Dallas/Fort Worth at KXAS and WFAA. In 1981 Watson left the television news business and moved to Houston where he worked on commercial, documentary, corporate and feature film productions as a director of photography. He has developed an international list of clients including the BBC, NOVA, and the Discovery Channel.
In 1993 Watson formed Roadster Productions, Inc. and produced Inside the Octagon, a feature-length documentary history of the M.G. Car Company. More recently, he created a series of theatrically released short documentary films called Lone Stars, developed in conjunction with, and screened at, the Landmark Theatre chain.