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 one 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.
When not filming, Ewan’s passion lies in ultra running, completing the Ice Ultra Marathon 2017 (230km in five days) and the 2016 Marathon Des Sables and raising over £8,000 for Hope for Children. In 2015 he won the Ben Nevis Half Marathon.