At the start of the pandemic, Mike Guest found himself in an unusual setting: home. After 20 years of working as a freelance photographer in outdoor environments all over the world, he had been accustomed to constantly being on the move, surrounded by athletes, clients, collaborators – and distractions.

It was during this period of personal darkness, and following a conversation with his friend and fellow surfer/photographer Nick Pumphrey, that Dawn Days was born. Every morning, Mike was up at 3.30am, pulling on his wetsuit and walking down to the beach with his camera, where he would swim out and capture the dawn.

The Ripple Effect is a beautifully open and honest reflection from Mike on how this project helped him process his mental health over the pandemic. 

A John Duncan Film

Underwater Footage by Mike Guest & Tim Askew 
Additional Footage by Rob Waugh 
Sound Design by Barry Jackson
Dubbing Mixer & Sound Design by Paul Flitcroft
Music by David Jack
Colour Grading by Troy Edge

I provide freelance technical services for sound recording , mixing and editing whether on location or in studio. Edinburgh & Glasgow based.

Experienced in Music/Film/Radio/Podcasts/Audio Tours/App Development/Audio Description

I am also a sound designer, musician & composer for film.

Experienced in underwater recording & sound design

Whatever your project, get in touch:

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Dawn  Days of May was a project with local friend & filmmaker Mike Guest

Each Portobello sunrise of may he would film & I would record sounds above & below the water, while noise pollution was at an all time low. Meanwhile Nick Humphrey in Cornwall was doing exactly the same each day.

Then we would ping back and forth, make music & release a short film each day. The weather & vibes of each day reflected our moods & feeling during these strange times.


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Showreel 2018

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Barry Jackson - Freelance Sound Engineer

I provide recording studio services & on location recording services for Podcast Production, Documentary Film, Audio Description Production, Voiceover,  Dubbing, Music & Live Sound Recording. Based in Edinburgh but work all over

I can also help with audio editing, mixing, sound design, audio restoration & mastering 

Experienced in live broadcast for TV, Film, Radio, Live Streaming & live events

© 2020 by Barry Jackson

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