I'm Ande Schurr, a location Sound Recordist based in Auckland and I work internationally. Let's get your next production sounding great!
Ande’s sound recording work is flawless and his manner perfectly suits each occasion. We make a show that requires Ande to deal closely with children, and he is always kind, patient and appropriate. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.
~ Jeremy Dillon, creator of The Moe Show, Pop-Up Workshop. (more)
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Location sound (2017-2018)
Vet Gone Wild
National Geographic/Animal Planet
Shot over 4 months, in 7 countries (Fiji, Australia, Vietnam, Thailand, Namibia, South Africa, Costa Rica) this flagship show for Animal Planet (produced by Core Media Productions, LA) made me appreciate our fragile world in a whole new way. There were many highlights: working with a dream-team crew who adapted to every challenge, seeing truly creative thinking (getting angry Namibian farmers to adopt and care about the poaching cheetah roaming their farms) and, one technical highlight, recording sound on an underwater coms system used to capture the researcher's conversations while studying the great white sharks in Fiji.
Location sound (2015-2016)
The Moe Show, TV3
This popular kids puppet show, has kids' education and entertainment at its heart. Ande has worked two consecutive seasons traveling around New Zealand with the puppeteers and crew, recording all the location sound including the narrator, puppets, interviews with kids, adults and capturing sound FX.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Piki Films:
Filmed at a blistering pace in various location including two-weeks among the icy shadow of Mt Ruapeha where the NZ Army tests its bombs, Ande was head of location sound for what has become the number #1 New Zealand movie of all time directed by Taika Waititi.
Born to Dance, Vendetta Films:
Filmed with a large cast of hip-hop dancing champs, this production demanded of the sound department speed, adaptability and close cooperation with the wardrobe dep. to capture useable dialogue during dancing scenes despite sweaty bodies and skimpy clothing!
Shared location sound role under US sound senior Jim Ursulak
Bear Grylls, Get Out Alive, NBC
A month long reality series with Bear Grylls in Wanaka, New Zealand. Ande was sound recordist for one of the several international camera crews capturing the action through extreme conditions that saw him having to sprint up the same mountains Sir Edmond Hillary used to train for Mt Everest.
What Now, Gladiator Duos, TVNZ
What Now is an institution in New Zealand and on this show I record the sound during an extreme comp. with waterproof mics on the kids, boom and radio mic for our excitable presenter and managing lots of background noise. All in a days work!
Do You Care Enough to be a Cop TVC, NZ Police:
All mics had to be hidden in this series of TV commercials to help the NZ Police with their recruitment campaign to find the good samaritans of the unsuspecting Auckland public. This job involved lots of waiting in an unmarked high-tech van, sweating next to six other blokes!