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Ewan Dryburgh

Camera Op Sound Recordist

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Bristol

London

About Me

I lived in a truck in the African bush for a year and came to know the animals I was filming intimately. Knowledge of tracking and understanding of animal behaviour enabled me to decide on how to tell their story and the sequences that were needed. I shot long lens behavioural scenes and time lapses for Nat Geo and the BBC. While working in Botswan... Read More

I lived in a truck in the African bush for a year and came to know the animals I was filming intimately. Knowledge of tracking and understanding of animal behaviour enabled me to decide on how to tell their story and the sequences that were needed. I shot long lens behavioural scenes and time lapses for Nat Geo and the BBC. While working in Botswana I acquired bush driving skills and a knowledge of car mechanics which are essential when filming in remote places. I assisted with Shot Over work, from loading the pay load, to filming from helicopters and driving the Shot Over crew on the ground. I also have an understanding and respect for sound as I have worked on many BBC Natural Worlds and Horizons. In addition I have set up and planned the pre-production for shoots, including organising equipment for an entire African shoot to sourcing period props for drama reconstructions.

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Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 19th Jul 2019

Credits

Job RoleProduction TitleChannelCompanyDateNetwork Executive
Sound Recordist / Driving Mum and Dad Crazy / 5* / AGB Films / Mar 2019 to present
Sound RecordistDriving Mum and Dad Crazy5*AGB Films Mar 19 - to present
Camera Operator / Savage Kingdom 4 / National Geographic Channel / Icon Films / Sep 2018 to Dec 2018
Camera OperatorSavage Kingdom 4National Geographic ChannelIcon Films Sep 18 - Dec 18
Camera Operator / Hippos Africas River Giants / BBC 2 / Icon Films / Jan 2018 to Nov 2018
Camera OperatorHippos Africas River GiantsBBC 2Icon Films Jan 18 - Nov 18
Camera Operator / Savage Kingdom 3 / National Geographic Channel / Icon Films / Jan 2018 to Nov 2018
Camera OperatorSavage Kingdom 3National Geographic ChannelIcon Films Jan 18 - Nov 18
Sound Recordist / Horizon: Depression And Me - a film with Alastair Campbell / BBC 2 / Silverfish Media / Nov 2017 to Jan 2018
Sound RecordistHorizon: Depression And Me - a film with Alastair CampbellBBC 2Silverfish Media Nov 17 - Jan 18
Camera Operator / The Truth About Carbs / BBC 1 / Lion Tv / Nov 2017 to Dec 2017
Camera OperatorThe Truth About CarbsBBC 1Lion Tv Nov 17 - Dec 17
Camera Operator / Helios / Online / Popkorn Tv / Sep 2017 to Nov 2017
Camera OperatorHeliosOnlinePopkorn Tv Sep 17 - Nov 17
Sound Recordist / The Secret Life of 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds / Channel 4 / RDF Television / Oct 2017 to Oct 2017
Sound RecordistThe Secret Life of 4, 5 & 6 Year OldsChannel 4RDF Television Oct 17 - Oct 17
Sound Recordist / BBC GCSE Bitesize / BBC / Mosaic Films / Oct 2017 to Oct 2017
Sound RecordistBBC GCSE BitesizeBBCMosaic Films Oct 17 - Oct 17
Camera Operator / Generation Gifted / BBC / Blast Films / Sep 2017 to Sep 2017
Camera OperatorGeneration GiftedBBCBlast Films Sep 17 - Sep 17
Camera Operator / My Life as a Chimp / Channel 4 / Lion TV / Jul 2017 to Sep 2017
Camera OperatorMy Life as a ChimpChannel 4Lion TV Jul 17 - Sep 17
Sound Recordist / The Football Club: Artist in Residence / Channel 4 / Storyvault / Jul 2017 to Jan 2018
Sound RecordistThe Football Club: Artist in ResidenceChannel 4Storyvault Jul 17 - Jan 18
Sound Recordist / Extraordinary Rituals / BBC 2 / BBC NHU / Jun 2017 to May 2017 / Lucy Carter
Sound RecordistExtraordinary RitualsBBC 2BBC NHU Jun 17 - May 17Lucy Carter
Sound Recordist / Attenborough's Wonder of Eggs / BBC / Mike Birkhead / Apr 2017 to Oct 2017
Sound RecordistAttenborough's Wonder of EggsBBCMike Birkhead Apr 17 - Oct 17
Camera Operator / The Secret Life of Owls / 5* / Windfall Films / May 2017 to May 2017
Camera OperatorThe Secret Life of Owls5*Windfall Films May 17 - May 17
Sound Recordist / Diana - In her own words / Channel 4 / KABOOM FILM & TELEVISION LTD / Mar 2017 to May 2017
Sound RecordistDiana - In her own wordsChannel 4KABOOM FILM & TELEVISION LTD Mar 17 - May 17
Camera Assistant / Exoplanets / Online / Laverty Media / Mar 2017 to Mar 2017
Camera AssistantExoplanetsOnlineLaverty Media Mar 17 - Mar 17
Production Assistant / Inside Windsor Castle / 5* / Red Planet Pictures (Entertainment) Ltd / Sep 2016 to Nov 2016
Production AssistantInside Windsor Castle5*Red Planet Pictures (Entertainment) Ltd Sep 16 - Nov 16
Sound Recordist / H is for Hawk the Next Chapter / BBC / Mike Birkhead Associates / Jun 2016 to Oct 2016
Sound RecordistH is for Hawk the Next ChapterBBCMike Birkhead Associates Jun 16 - Oct 16
Technical Assistant / Secrets of the SAS: In Their Own Words / 5* / Red Planet Pictures (Entertainment) Ltd / May 2016 to May 2016
Technical AssistantSecrets of the SAS: In Their Own Words5*Red Planet Pictures (Entertainment) Ltd May 16 - May 16
Sound Recordist / Saving Planet Earth – Fixing a Hole / Channel 4 / Windfall Films / May 2015 to Jan 2017 / Windfall Films
Sound RecordistSaving Planet Earth – Fixing a HoleChannel 4Windfall Films May 15 - Jan 17Windfall Films
Camera Assistant / Television’s Opening Night: How It Was Born / BBC 4 / Windfall Films / Mar 2016 to Mar 2016 / BBC
Camera AssistantTelevision’s Opening Night: How It Was BornBBC 4Windfall Films Mar 16 - Mar 16BBC
Sound Recordist / Giraffes: Africa's Gentle Giants / BBC / AGB / Mar 2015 to Feb 2016 / BBC
Sound RecordistGiraffes: Africa's Gentle GiantsBBCAGB Mar 15 - Feb 16BBC
Sound Recordist / Kangaroo Dundee and Other Animals / BBC / AGB / Sep 2015 to Oct 2015 / BBC
Sound RecordistKangaroo Dundee and Other AnimalsBBCAGB Sep 15 - Oct 15BBC
Sound Recordist / SAS - Who dares wins / Channel 4 / Minnow Films / Jun 2015 to Jun 2016
Sound RecordistSAS - Who dares winsChannel 4Minnow Films Jun 15 - Jun 16
Camera Assistant / Theo Bard - Evil Eyes / Online / Gripping Films / Sep 2015 to Sep 2015 / Theo Bard
Camera AssistantTheo Bard - Evil EyesOnlineGripping Films Sep 15 - Sep 15Theo Bard
Camera Assistant / FutureFest 2015 / Online / Gripping Films / Mar 2015 to Mar 2015 / Nesta
Camera AssistantFutureFest 2015OnlineGripping Films Mar 15 - Mar 15Nesta
Camera Operator / Landshapes - Moongee (Official Video) / Online / Gripping Films / Feb 2015 to Feb 2015 / Landshapes
Camera OperatorLandshapes - Moongee (Official Video)OnlineGripping Films Feb 15 - Feb 15Landshapes
Sound Recordist / The Bomb Hunters / Amazon Prime / Symbologie Films (Berlin) / Nov 2014 to Nov 2014
Sound RecordistThe Bomb HuntersAmazon PrimeSymbologie Films (Berlin) Nov 14 - Nov 14
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Professional Training

Course / QualificationTraining Provider / InstitutionYear
Basic Canopy Access Proficiency (BCAP) / Canopy Access / 2019
Basic Canopy Access Proficiency (BCAP) Canopy Access 2019
PADI Open Water / D&M / 2019
PADI Open WaterD&M 2019

Ewan has worked on two testing shoots in Africa with us and has been the consummate professional on both.

He's an extremely professional soundman; can operate as a very knowledgeable camera assistant, and (more importantly on hard shoots in foreign countries) he is also fantastic fun to have around. I wouldn't hesitate to hire him again.

Rory Wheeler (Exec Producer - Popkorn Television)

I worked with Ewan on a project I directed and produced for the Museum of London. He is an excellent sound recordist and an all round pleasure to work with. I'd very much recommend him.

Anita Norfolk

I didn't think it was possible, but Ewan's 'can do' enthusiasm and energy for production is matched by his technical knowledge. Ewan has a broad range of experience across broadcast genres and it really shows. Not only is he a great sound recordist, he's also an excellent Cammera Assistant. He knbows his stuff. He can predict what lenses might be used for a scene and will have them ready. He instinctively knows where to place stands and tripods and as a 2nd unit shooter can also get some impressive results. He's a great allrounder and a smart and capable member of any documentary / specialist Fact production. I'd have zero hesitation in having him join me on a shoot again and I hope that'll be sooner than later.

Paul Nelson

Ewan is very talented and versatile. I've worked with him on a number of demanding shoots where he's made himself absolutely indispensable. In addition to his technical proficiency in sound recording & lighting, he's also talented in creating and sourcing props and dealing with contributors/actors. Ewan is hardworking, reliable and good-humoured. It's a real pleasure to work alongside him and I have no reservation in recommending him as a most valuable colleague.

Marcella Gasche

Ewan is an exceptional and extremely versatile TV individual. Like a walking Swiss army knife, Ewan was indispensable in helping me set up technically demanding shoots, sound operating, and DITing. I never found a limit to his capabilities. He's also very good company.

Will Aspinall, Producer / Director

I've worked with Ewan on a number of projects - from fast turnaround no-budget music videos, to corporate and on a 60' Natural World shooting across Africa and he's always been extremely hard working, diligent and competent. His sound recording and mixing is up to scratch and he is excellent at DIT work and solving problems in the field. I'd very much recommend him.

Tom Mustill - Producer / Director BBC NHU

I have been extremely lucky to work with Ewan on a number of demanding shoots and I could not recommend him more highly both from a technical expertise point of view, and because he's such a calming, helpful and creative presence on the team. His sound work is top rate and he can make the most highly-strung contributor calm down in seconds, he can also fix anything kit-related. In addition, his camera work is very impressive and he can coax words out of the shyest of interviewees. I hope to work with him again soonest.

Charlotte Hunt-Grubbe

Ewan is a great guy to have on location. Helpful and competent in every respect. Top of my list every time I want a sound guy from Attenborough shoot to wild tigers.

Mike Birkhead

I have hired Ewan on numbers high profile projects over the last few years. I have sent him all over the world on various Natural World films as well as working on history docs. Not only a good sound recordist but also a team player. He is a great asset to any team. I would not hesitate to recommend him.

Cherry Dorrett

Ewan is a great addition to any production team. He is versatile and hardworking, can be trusted to work independently and also be a great member of the team bringing a good sense of humour alongside his technical and production skills. Ewan has technical skills from sound recording to camera assisting and DIT and also experience in working as part of the production team researching and sourcing props and is capable in the office as well as out on location.

Tracy Garrett

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Other Details
  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television

    Corporate Communications

    Web Creation

    Commercials

    Live Events

    Music Promos

  • Locations I can work in:

    Africa

    Asia

    Australia

    Europe

    London

    Midlands

    North America

    Northern Ireland

    Scotland

    South America

    South East

    South West

    Wales

  • Language:

    English (Fluent)

  • Skills/Permits:

    CRB Check

    Driving Licence

  • Technical Skills:

    Canon 5D

    Canon 5D MKII

    Canon 7D

    Adobe Premiere

    Data Wrangling

    DSLR

    GoPro

    Adobe Photoshop

    RED One MX

    Self Shooting

    Single Camera Directing

    Sony a7S

    Sony PMW-F55

    Sound Recording

    Sound Recordist

    Red Weapon Forged

    4K

    Sony PXW-FS7

    Sound Device 663

    Sony a7S II

    Canon XF305

  • Awards:

    Nominated Wildscreen, Films @59 Sound Award - H is for Hawk: A New Chapter, Ewan Dryburgh
    Attenborough's Wonder of Eggs nominated for the finals of Grierson documentary awards in Best Science Documentary
    H is for Hawk: A New Chapter is WInner of Grierson documentary awards in Best Natural History Film
    Nominated Wildscreen, Terra Mater factual studio Impact award - Giraffes: Africa's Gentle Giants
    AGB Films & Gripping Films
    Nominated Wildscreen, People and Nature award - H is for Hawk: A New Chapter
    - A Mike Birkhead Associates production
    ‘Africa’s Gentle Giants’ EMMY Nominated
    ‘Africa’s Gentle Giants’ IWFF : Best Broadcast Feature
    ‘Africa’s Gentle Giants’, Nominated RTS West awards: Best Cinematography, Best Director and Best Documentary.
    Saving Planet Earth: Fixing a Hole, Winner Best International documentary AFO 53
    ‘SAS, Who Dares Wins’ Grierson: Best Constructed Documentary Series
    ‘SAS, Who Dares Wins’ Nominated RTS Best Popular, Factual and Features
    ‘SAS, Who Dares Wins’ Broadcast Awards: Best Popular, Factual and Features
    9th in the Ice Ultra Marathon in Sweden, (230km in 5 days)
    5th in Ely Half Marathon
    Winner of the Ben Nevis Half Marathon 2015
    Completed the Marathon Des Sables 2016

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