Camera Op Sound Recordist
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
|Course / Qualification||Training Provider / Institution||Year|
|Basic Canopy Access Proficiency (BCAP) / Canopy Access / 2019|
|Basic Canopy Access Proficiency (BCAP)||Canopy Access||2019|
|PADI Open Water / D&M / 2019|
|PADI Open Water||D&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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Canon 5D MKII
RED One MX
Single Camera Directing
Red Weapon Forged
Sound Device 663
Sony a7S II
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