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Bio

Jon started his career assisting other cameramen over 15 years ago. Now he works as one himself, its a passion which has lead him to work with broadcasters and production companies worldwide.

Early on in Jon’s career he specialized in ‘moving camera’ technology, including jimmy jib camera cranes and Steadicams now owning and operate a 24’ Jimmy Jib remote camera crane which can provide spectacular camera moves with minimal setup. In 2003, he also trained with Steadicam inventor Garett Brown and other leading operators in the USA.

For the last 10 years Jon has been on staff for two national Canadian broadcasters in their news divisions. (CBC, Global TV)

During that time the job has taken him to a variety of worldwide locations covering daily news and working with exceptionally talented producers and journalists. For the most part, that included traveling with Sony ENG cameras and editing kit. Now it is almost expected that crews will travel with two or more cameras including a DSLR and possibly a go pro, edit daily or feature length stories and FTP back the finished project.

Jon has been nominated and won several Broadcast and Industry awards.

Two RTNDA awards for – Global Television’s – Focus Ontario (editor)

Nominated for 2 Canadian Society of Cinematographers awards (2014) and won the 2014 CSC Roy Tash Award for CBC News’ Agentina Pope Reaction

Nominated for Best Reportages JT at the 2012 Monico International Television Festival – CBC News : The National – Return to Attawapiskat

In the spring of 2014 Jon’s full time position at CBC was made redundant, resulting in the decision to go freelance. Currently, he is working with various broadcast and corporate clients.

This Site: jlcmedia.ca has been around as a promotional tool for my Jib rental business since 2004 but has evolved to a small personal blog. All reviews, are brought on by myself and the videos I post are works that I have contributed to in some part. The blog gives me an opportunity to explain how a story or video was shot and edited.

Booking and rates:

All rates are negotiable depending on what equipment is needed. Contact me at joncastell@jlcmedia.ca or call me +1 416.553.9994
Special discounts are available for long projects.