Debrouillard Limited

  • Contact: Jonathan Young
  • Phone: Cell: +44 7831 531416 | Office Phone: +44 114 2200667
  • Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire | United Kingdom

Broadcast BBC doc highlight clips

video showing examines of my work for BBC, corporates and others. It shows lighting styles in the back section and my travelogue work across the world in the first sections. Enjoy, it was a lot of fun to shoot all of these shows and segments.

Crew Positions:

  • Audio Operator (Field)
  • Camera Crew w/ Full Package
  • Camera Operator (DP)
  • DIT/Media Manager
  • Jib Operator w/Jib
  • Producer
  • Production Assistant
  • Production Manager
  • Rental House
  • Still Photographer
  • Teleprompter w/Prompter Equipment


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.

Credit List:

  • BBC Arctic Live
  • BBC Greece with Simon Reeve 
  • BBC Sacred Rivers with Simon Reeve
  • BBC Caribbean Sea with Simon Reeve
  • BBC Australia with Simon Reeve
  • Sky UK Ross Kemp Extreme World series 1 to 6
  • BBC Indian Ocean With Simon Reeve
  • NBC Today Show, Dateline, NBC News
  • ITN Productions Who Killed My Dad
  • BBC Panorama 125 credits since 1998
  • BBC This World series since 2004
  • NBC Today Show
  • NBC Peacock Productions
  • Western Power Distribution
  • EBRD (European Bank for Restruction and Development)
  • De Beers Diamonds 
  • Incredibull PR Agency
  • Revelations Entertainment "Through the Wormhole"
  • BBC Scotland
  • WGBH "Secrets of The Vatican"
  • Al Jazeera America
  • Vi Salus / Vi UK "Diet Supplement Videos / Green Screen / Client Testimonials"
  • Accenture "Unilever" testimonials
  • A+E TV "Project Runway"
  • Microsoft "Forza" video games testimonial 
  • Late Night With Conan O'Brien
  • Cummins Technology corporate communications (Fortune 500 company)
  • SKadden ARPS corporate communications (US 4th largest Law firm)
  • ACPO Worldwide corportate communications 
  • Authentica Media Edwards Lifesciences testimonials

Equipment List:

Sony F800 XDCam

Sony F5 Super 35mm Camera kit with Canon CN 7x17 PL 4k zoom lens - 4 k internal recording

Sony 4 K RAW recorder for F5

Sony EX 3 XDCam camera 

Sony PMW 500 XDCam camera with SD option board

Sony PVW X400 XDCam / XAVC SxS 4k 2/3rds camcorder

Canon C300 

Canon 5d mk2

Canon XF305

Canon XF105

PMW X70 4k XAVC cameras

Sony EX 1 and EX 3 cameras

Go Pro camera kits 

ABC DSLR light jib / crane

Glidetrack Silder 

Full support / audio / lighting / grip packages inc Litepanels and Joker HMI's, Dedolite Panaura , Arris, Totas, Lectrosonics , Anton Bauer

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