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Yeong-Ung Y.

Bellevue, WA, USA4 reviews

$300 - $2500 / Day

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Top Services

  • Documentary DP

    4 reviews
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    1 review
  • Video Editor - Documentary

Equipment

Video

  • DSLR or equivalent
  • 4K video camera
  • Multiple cameras
  • GoPro or equivalent
  • Drone

Audio

  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic

Miscellaneous

  • Lighting kit
  • Shoulder rig
  • Stabilizer

About Yeong-Ung

Yeong-Ung Yang is a NY Emmy® Award-winning photographer and filmmaker, who formerly worked for Newsday as a staff multimedia producer. He produces visual news reports as well as long-form documentaries. Daily assignments have given him access to a wide range of subjects—from a longtime underboss of the Colombo crime family was released from prison at the age of 102, Trump Impersonators with different political views performing in the Trump era. Going back to the subjects pivoting off answers and engaging them on his own makes for a higher level of insight. He also works with other reporters and the editors from the newsroom to further expand news coverage. Yeong-Ung helps conceptualize and visualize investigative contents such as "Testing the Divide,” a recent Newsday's documentary film an undercover investigation revealing evidence of unequal treatment by real estate agents. As a cinematographer, he applied various visual skillsets ranging from setting up lighting and audio for studio interviews, portraits to aerial drone video. The piece won the Peabody Award in June, 2020. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Yeong-Ung has been focusing on documenting underreported stories that lay beneath the front pages. Works include a 7-month long video coverage of the Kurds in Iraq (2006), Asian immigrants riding casino buses as a lifeline(2013), and “Unvarnished,” a front-page New York Times series (May 2015), year-long in-depth investigation into the exploitation of nail manicurists who work primarily in Korean-owned salons. Series won Pulitzer Finalist in Local Reporting (Apr. 2016). Yeong-Ung co-directed a Love, mommy, a 30-minute PBS documentary film about a formerly incarcerated woman who is battling custody of her daughter(2017).

Top Projects

  • The New Yorker

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Non-Fiction Film Director

    The Search for a Missing Brother on the Casino-Bus Circuit in Queens Changnam Koh’s sibling had come to New York to escape a debt collector in Seoul, then fallen out of touch. Koh traveled to Flushing to retrace his brother’s steps. Yeong-Ung produced, filmed, and edited the piece.

  • Newsday

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Drone Operator
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Senior Producer / Project Manager
    • Non-Fiction Film Director

    Make Comedians Great Again: Trump impersonators in Trump era Meet three New York comedians who impersonate President Donald Trump. Whether it's a satire against the president or a simple impression of his mannerisms, political comedians continue to bring their audiences together. Newsday's staff multimedia producer Yeong-Ung Yang finds out how Trump impersonators with different views are handling the Trump era. The piece won NY Emmy® Award for best Politics/Government special program.

  • Documentary-style shooter for CNBC Make It's Unlocked series

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    CNBC Digital Video

    Produced for CNBC Digital Video on Storyhunter

    May 2021

  • The New York Times

    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Production Assistant

    Op-Docs video unit produced "From North Korea, With Dread," a 30-minute documentary film which follows the Times' columnist Nicholas Kristof to the world's most isolated country, North Korea, where he found a nation furious with Trump and primed for nuclear war. Yeong-Ung worked as an assistant editor and translator.

  • Newsday

    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Drone Operator

    http://www.peabodyawards.com/award-profile/long-island-divided "Newsday’s three-year-long investigation of housing discrimination and its impact on Long Island’s suburban towns and communities is local investigative journalism at its best. Long Island Divided marshals a team of reporters, state of the art news reporting, and considerable resources to illuminate the area’s history, practice, and impact of housing discrimination with evidence from paired field tests, policy history, and interviews. The story details the patterns and practices of racial discrimination through redlining and steering, highlighting in particular the everyday practices by realtors and the real estate industry—the knowing agents as well as the institutions and organizations that license and enable them. Through compelling documentary, data journalism, and hidden cameras, Long Island Divided is comprehensive and exhaustively detailed, showing the personal toll and collective impact on individuals and families subjected to housing discrimination. For its courage, commitment, and determination in shining a bright light on the legal, economic, historical, social, and moral consequence of inaction on this urgent and persistent problem, we applaud Long Island Divided as a Peabody Award winner."

All Services

Pre-Production

  • Fixer
  • Senior Producer / Project Manager
  • Translator

Production Support

  • Non-Fiction Film Director
  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Production Assistant
  • Corporate Videographer
  • Documentary DP
  • Drone Operator
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

Post-Production

  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News

Yeong-Ung's Clients

  • The New York Times
  • ABC News
  • The New Yorker
  • 60 Second Docs
  • CNBC Digital Video

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