Jason Brooks

Freelance self-shooting director, camera operator, and documentary editor. 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 Digital Cinema and 16MM camerawork, including use of gimbals, tracks, and cranes. A precise editor using Davinci Resolve Studio. Fluent in Premiere Pro, After Effects, AME, EncoreCompressor.

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, Sony PWX FS-5mkii & Sony A7rii, Mavic Pro.
Lenses: Fujinon MK T2.8 Cine Zooms (18-55 & 50-135mm pair), 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, Metabones Speedbooster Ultra.
Sound: Zoom H4n, Rode Ambient TinyMic, Sennheiser ENG3 Radio Mics with Sanken COS-11 lapel.
Grip: Schatler DV15 Tripod with VCT plate, Ronin S & M stabilisers, Kessler Stealth Slider 41″ with all-terrain feet, Hague K8 4m Jib/Crane, Full Zacuto Shoulder rig.
Misc: Zacuto Gratical Eye EVF, Atomos Shogun Flame, PD-Movie F/I/Z remote follow focus system.


’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.


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

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