James Ewen

James Ewen is a wildlife cinematographer predominantly working on blue chip natural history films, but with credits in ‘human’ documentary. His experience includes blue chip landmark filming as well as sync filming in some of the most hostile environments on the planet. Based in Norway his experience extends to the high arctic and mountain filming. His technical specialities are long lens work, particularly with challenging animal behaviour, work with periscopes and probes, night filming, and moving cameras whether that be with drones, gimbals or jibs and dollies. His CV includes credits on some of the biggest landmark series for BBC, Netflix, National Geographic, and Disney Nature. https://www.instagram.com/james_ewen_earthmediafilm
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James Ewen - wildlife cinematographer

selected work

Incredible Animal Journeys

Plimsoll Productions for National Geographic/Disney+- TX 2023. I was a DoP on the arctic episode following the story of Brunniches guillemot chicks leap of faith to the ocean.

Wild Scandinavia

BBC Studios Worldwide/PBS-— TX 2023. I was a DoP for the Fire and Ice episode of this mini landmark filming the musk oxen rut. I shot another sequence with musk oxen for Seven Worlds, One Planets Europe episode.

Polar Bear

Silverback for Disney Nature- TX 2022- Winner of Best Cinematography Award Wildscreen 2022. I was a DoP on this Disney Feature following a polar bear mothers struggle to bring up her cubs.

skills list

Adventure Filming, Animal Behaviour, Birds in Flight, Blue & Green Screen Filming, Camera Traps, Canon Cameras, Drone Operator, Expedition, Extreme Environments, Field Craft, First Aid Qualifications, Gimbal Filming (Ronin etc.), Hand Held Filming, Hide Work, Slow motion (Phantom Cameras), Image Intensifiers and high sensitivity cameras, Jib and Dolly, Long Lens, Low Light, Lumix Cameras, Macro Studio, Macro Location, Motion Control, Night Filming, Observational Documentary, Panasonic Cameras, Phantom Cameras, Periscopes, Time Lapse, Remotely Operated Cameras, Red Cameras, Set Building, Sony Cameras, Sound Recording, Sync and Crew Filming
contact - James Ewen
cell: +47 95479708