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Elliot D.

New York, NY, USA

4 reviews

$1000 - $2000 / Day

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About Elliot

I'm a freelance visual journalist based in Shanghai, China and New York City, US. I'm fluent in Mandarin, and am interested in pursuing stories with humanitarian and human interest undertones. I like follow-up pieces that go more in-depth than the headlines. I was trained as a traditional newspaper journalist, but soon was asked to help build the newspapers video department. After one year, our newspaper received awards for both photographic and video coverage of breaking news, investigative journalism and profile pieces.

Top Reviews

  • March 2015

    Elliot is a great shooter, editor and creator. He follows directions very well and delivers on time!

    - Nicolette from Seeker

  • February 2022

    Elliot was extremely communicative and easy to work with, and he delivered really lovely footage!

    - Hazel from CNN Vision

  • February 2016

    Elliot was great to work with. He understood our look and aesthetic and delivered exactly what we asked for. Great footage and a fun story.

    - Courtney from Great Big Story

Top Services

  • Documentary DP

    3 reviews
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    1 review
  • Video Editor - News

    1 review

Top Projects

  • Dangerous waters: Youth drowning rates in Bangladesh on Vimeo

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Documentary DP
    • Video Editor - News
  • Elliot deBruyn Director of Photography 2017 Reel

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Documentary DP
    • Commercial DP
    • Field Producer
    • Video Editor - Documentary

    Projects shot for Vice, Airbnb, Studio Stare, Jianchang/Arrow Factory, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, Nike, CNN and more.

  • Beautiful City Portraits for New Discovery Digital Networks Videos Series

    • Documentary DP
    • Video Editor - News

    Produced for Seeker on Storyhunter

    March 2015

  • Extreme cyclist Krystian Herba jumps up all 2,754 steps of the Shanghai WFC, breaks world record on Vimeo

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Video Editor - News
    • Sound Mixer
    • Reporter / Journalist
  • Dangerous Waters In Bangladesh

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    In Bangladesh, where an estimated 17,000 children drown each year, a program called “SwimSafe” is teaching low-income kids in rural areas how to swim. Watch as we take you to one of the most remote swim schools in the country to learn their innovative teaching methods and how they saves lives.

    Produced for Storyhunter Studios on Storyhunter

    December 2013



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


  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic
  • External recorder


  • Lighting kit
  • Sliders
  • Dolly
  • Stabilizer
  • Shoulder rig

All Services

Production Support

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Field Producer
  • Commercial DP
  • Documentary DP
  • Drone Operator
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist


  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News

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