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James Ewen

Lighting Cameraman

Oslo, Norway

I am a specialist cameraman based in Norway, with experience and credits in variety of genres but mainly focusing on natural history. I have extensive experience planning filming trips into remote locations and have worked in most formats. I am excellently placed for sequence work in Scandinavia and Northern Europe, and maintain an extensive network of contacts in Uganda and Mozambique. I speak Norwegian and passable Portuguese and Spanish. I have shot/directed content for: National Geographic, BBC NHU, NRK Natur, Discovery, TV2, TVM, STV, MTV, Arte/ARD and SABC.

My geographical experience includes; Russia, Alaska, Botswana, Senegal, Mozambique, South Africa, Nicaragua, Mali, Patagonia (Chile), India, Nepal, Thailand, Malaysia, Hawaii and Guatemala, plus extensive filming in Uganda and of course Norway. I have worked in at 5000m+ (on ice) and 40 metres below and have kit and clothing to suit most wild places.

Credits and Experience

Wild Edens- Russia (2017)

Off the Fence for Nat Geo- Sequence cameraman

Glomma- NRK Nature 2017

Sequence Cameraman on 6-part series following Norways longest river

The North's Fastest Animals- NRK Nature

Cameraman on Peregrine flacon hunting sequences

Oslos Wild Heart

Earthmedia Film AS for NRK/NFI- Director/Cameraman on urban wildlife film. Delivery 2016.

'The Last Migration'

Wild Reindeer film, Sequence Cameraman (2012)

'Behind the Lens'- Ice Giants on Dovrefjell

DoP on Musk Oxen winter sequences in Dovrefjell National Park

'Helt Vilt' (Completely Wild)

DoP- 8x52' documentary series for Norway's TV2 (Nordisk Film and TV) (TX March 2013)

NRK 'Ut på Tur Dovre'

DoP- 7 day expedition on horses into Dovrefjell National Park ( NRK- Norwegian National Broadcaster TX July 2012- 52')

NRK 'Hornøya'

Raven predation on Kittiwake nests. Sequence cameraman.

BBC NHU 'AFRICA'

Sequence work on BBC NHU's Africa Series (Shoebills in Zambia, Rwenzori Mountains). MC Timelapse, Varicam, Bradley Cameras etc.

Chimps- Next of Kin

National Geographic TV. (2010) Principle wildlife & sync cameraman for Nat Geo’s film about the Fongoli Chimps . HDCAM/Infra Red/Sync.

Rwenzori- Melting Waters

Great Lakes Films Ltd for WWF- Cameraman. Documentary. SD 52'.

Bouncing Cats

Wizardflex/Indiananimate Productions. Principle cameraman for documentary feature on break-dance in Africa. HD/Super16.

Ridden by Nature

Kiahkeya Productions Ltd – Director of Photography on independent Feature. Volcanos in Hawaii, Glaciers in Alaska. HD/Timelapse.

A Dugongs Tale

Earthmedia Films/Dugong Trust - Director/Cameraman- Africa’s last dugongs. HD/Underwater.

Em Perigo (Endangered)

Earthmedia Films/Catembe Productions - Director/Cameraman – Series on marine wildlife. HD/Underwater.

Manda Wilderness

Earthmedia Films for TNS Mozambique (Director/Cameraman)- Documentary. SD.

Mangais- Raizes das Mares (Mangrove- Tidal Roots)

Earthmedia Films for IUCN/MICOA/WWF Mozambique, (Producer Barbara Bosma / Director/Cameraman James Ewen) - Winner CINE ECO 2005 'Best Environmental Education Film'- Documentary shot on SD.

Natural World 'Swamp Cats'

Afriscreen Films for BBC Natural World, (Producer Tania Jenkins / Director Mike Holding) - Camera/Field Assistant. S16.


Contacts

telephone: +47   95479708

mobile: +47   95479708

web: www.earthmediafilm.com

email: james@earthmedia.co.uk

Skills

Adventure,  Animal Behaviour,  Documentary,  Expedition,  Extreme Environments (arctic, desert, mountain),  Field Craft,  Hand-held Documentary,  Hide Work,  High Speed/Slow Motion,  Infra Red,  Jib and Dolly,  Long Lens,  Low Light,  Macro/Studio,  Night Filming,  Open Water Dive Licence,  Primates,  Probescopes,  Set Building,  Stills Photography,  Sync Shooting,  Timelapse,  Wilderness experience.

Equipment

Panasonic Varicam LT (PL/EOS), Lenses from 8mm-800mm with doublers and adaptors.,  Ronford 2004 with tall, short, baby legs. CF Shark Slider, EZFX Jib (10'), Ladder Dolly, Wire Cable dolly, Various Clamps, Mounts,  HD Motion Control Time-lapse kit (Motorised X/Y Axis, Nikon D3/Kodak DSLR Pro/N and ED lenses),  GPS, Camping gear, Generator, Tools,  MACBOOK PRO Field Editing setup ,  Sony A7s, Atomos Assassin 4K recorder, IR Converted 550D and LED IR Lighting kit.