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Ewan Dryburgh

Camera Op, Drone Op, Sound Recordist

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Bristol

London

About Me

I have shot long lens behavioural scenes and time lapses for Nat Geo and the BBC as well as pieces to camera for presenter led programmes. I am also a Wildscreen nominated sound recordist and have worked on many BBC Natural Worlds and Horizons. In addition, I have set up and planned the pre-production for shoots: organising equipment for an entire ... Read More

I have shot long lens behavioural scenes and time lapses for Nat Geo and the BBC as well as pieces to camera for presenter led programmes. I am also a Wildscreen nominated sound recordist and have worked on many BBC Natural Worlds and Horizons. In addition, I have set up and planned the pre-production for shoots: organising equipment for an entire African shoot, sourcing period props for drama reconstructions and setting up car rigs for camera and sound, for factual entertainment.

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Professional Training

Course / QualificationTraining Provider / InstitutionYear
CAA approved Drone Pilot with a Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) / Upliftdrones / 2019
CAA approved Drone Pilot with a Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO)Upliftdrones2019
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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  • 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<br /> Attenborough's Wonder of Eggs nominated for the finals of Grierson documentary awards in Best Science Documentary<br /> H is for Hawk: A New Chapter is WInner of Grierson documentary awards in Best Natural History Film<br /> Nominated Wildscreen, Terra Mater factual studio Impact award - Giraffes: Africa's Gentle Giants<br /> AGB Films & Gripping Films<br /> Nominated Wildscreen, People and Nature award - H is for Hawk: A New Chapter <br /> - A Mike Birkhead Associates production<br /> ‘Africa’s Gentle Giants’ EMMY Nominated<br /> ‘Africa’s Gentle Giants’ IWFF : Best Broadcast Feature<br /> ‘Africa’s Gentle Giants’, Nominated RTS West awards: Best Cinematography, Best Director and Best Documentary.<br /> Saving Planet Earth: Fixing a Hole, Winner Best International documentary AFO 53<br /> ‘SAS, Who Dares Wins’ Grierson: Best Constructed Documentary Series<br /> ‘SAS, Who Dares Wins’ Nominated RTS Best Popular, Factual and Features<br /> ‘SAS, Who Dares Wins’ Broadcast Awards: Best Popular, Factual and Features<br /> 9th in the Ice Ultra Marathon in Sweden, (230km in 5 days)<br /> 5th in Ely Half Marathon <br /> Winner of the Ben Nevis Half Marathon 2015<br /> Completed the Marathon Des Sables 2016

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