This last year has again been very busy for me as I have completed a series of shoots across the globe with both Simon Reeve for two new series for BBC and with Ross Kemp for his continuing series Extreme World. Catch them later this on BBC 2 in the UK and early next year on Sky 1. I have just completed an ambitious assignment of 4 months of pre filming around the Arctic that culminated in three nights of live broadcasts from the remote Canadian tundra near Churchill, Manitoba, the polar bear capital of the world . I have filmed a lot of polar bears and the people who live and work with them !
After my work last year with Simon Reeve on "Australia" for BBC TV , I have been nominated for an RTS (Royal Television Society) - best documentary / factual photography category and a GTC award for camera excellence. Earlier this year I won two GTC awards for camerawork excellence for Ross Kemp - Karachi (Sky One) and Simon Reeve Indian Ocean (BBC TV). My work in Syria this year on a feature doc has been put forward for several awards inc the BAFTAS and the RTS in the documentary categories.
Alongside my broadcast docs work, I maintain a healthy client base in branded content and corporate video production. We shoot a lot of green screen,talking head and customer testimonials for blue chip clients inc De Beers Diamonds, EBRD , Western Power,Skadden ARPS,Cummins,Microsoft , Mars and variety of small production outfits . Most of these shoots have embraced shooting in 4K.
I consistently aim to work to the highest standards in every discipline. These aims are channelled through an articulate and collaborative approach to my work. I believe I have excellent organizational and communicative skills, coupled with the ability to enthuse, focus and concentrate the attention of any creative team. This approach to my work has helped me successfully complete countless tough and diverse productions.
In April 1996 I founded Debrouillard Ltd; a camera crewing business with a simple aim, to offer high quality broadcast camera crews and equipment for corporate, entertainment and factual documentary productions. This area of business has grown steadily over the last 19 years servicing a diverse range of regional, national and international clients. Many of these clients now come to regard Jonathan Young and Debrouillard Ltd as their first call when planning or executing a new video project or television series.Our client list is a who''s who of international broadcast television - Ross Kemp, Simon Reeve, Louis Theroux,Donal MacIntyre,NBC's The Today Show team, Conan O'Brien.
Specialties: We aim to provide highly motivated, creative and experienced camera crews with the very latest broadcast television equipment. We have a wide range of production skills in all types of television programming – observational documentary, factual, entertainment, corporate video, sports and international news coverage inc hostile and challenging environments such as Iraq,Afghanistan, Somalia and the rest of Africa.