The traveling cameraman: Shooting on the road

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I’m on the road again! I’ve always been an adventurer at heart and what’s better than combining earning my living with my passions: filming and traveling.
The project is a documentary on surgeons in rural areas for Corrado Studios and we’re covering Missouri, Kansas and Ohio in the first part of the production with many other US states following later.
I’m using a Canon DSLR for the sit down interviews and an Panasonic HVX for all the run and gun stuff. The Canon is certainly the best choice to create very pleasing results in any random environment and the HVX is still -although not the newest kid on the block – a very reliable friend for HD capture. I was shooting surgery and the images I got under these blazing OR lights are pretty amazing. I was so exited about the footage I got that the smell of burned human flesh didn’t bother me (they are using heated scalpels these days).
The best part of this production is getting to know people that I wouldn’t get to meet otherwise and traveling to places I would necessarily go to otherwise. People are very welcoming in the heart land and curious about what you are doing.

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