Jason Brooks

Freelance documentary cameraman, editor and director. Works on projects in one or more of these capacities for a wide variety of clients and deliverable formats, and is always keen to increase the diversity of his professional experience. A confident communicator, comfortable working as part of a team towards a common goal. Relaxed yet focused.

Skills & Platforms

Outgoing with excellent interpersonal communication skills. Highly organised and motivated with the ability to work to tight deadlines. Polite, honest and committed to a philosophy of universal respect. Fluent in French. A skilled cameraman experienced in HDCAM, DSLR, Large Sensor and 16MM camerawork, including use of tracks, cranes and steadicam flyers. A precise editor using Premiere CC 2015 or Final Cut Pro 7.0 on a Macbook Pro. Fluent in DaVinci Resolve, After Effects, AME, EncoreCompressor, and DVD Studio Pro.

Regional Experience

Feature documentary edits in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Italy & Romania. Commissioned as self-shooting director in Bangladesh, Botswana, Japan, Palestine, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia & Uganda. Regional specialist in South & East Africa.

Kit List

Cameras: Sony PWX FS-7, Canon C-100 & 5Dmkiii, Nikon D600, GoPro Hero3 Black.
Lenses: Canon 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 EF-L IS, Tamron 24-70mm F2.8 IS, Canon 16-35mm F2.8 EF-L, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Nikon 50mm F1.4, Nikon 55mm F3.5 Macro, Nikon 105mm F2.5, Metabones Speedbooster Ultra.
Sound: Zoom H4n, Rode VideoMic Pro, Sennheiser ENG3 Radio Mics with Lapel and XLR plug on transmitter x2.
Grip: Schatler DV15 Tripod with VCT plate, Kessler Stealth Slider 41″ with all-terrain feet, Hague K8 4m Jib/Crane, Full Zacuto Shoulder rig, GoPro Suction mount.
Misc: Zacuto Gratical HD EVF, 7″ HD monitor, Genustech ND Fader, Timelapse controller.

Education

’06-’07: Goldsmiths College, University of London:
Received a first class MA. in Visual Anthropology. Dissertation topic: Time, Money and Change in South Sudan. A 20-minute ethnographic documentary film, shot on location in East Africa.
’01-’05: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ:
Received a BA. with honours from the Dept. of Anthropology. Minor in Dept. of Photography Departmental GPA: 3.6, Aggregate GPA: 3.4.
’99-’01: Alton College, Alton. A Levels:
Maths: A; Physics: A; Chemistry: B
’94-’99: Bohunt Community School: GCSEs:
4 A*, 5 A, 1 B.

References

Klaarjte Quirijns (Director – Eyes Wide Films): klaartjeq@gmail.com
Lael Mohib (Producer – Tora Bora Media): Lael@mohib.co.uk