A young soldier from Minnesota tells his story of his life in the Military and experiences from the time that he enlisted right out of High School, to the convoy mission that ended his Military career due to an IED attack. He also shares his hardships with the aftermath of the attack that left him critically injured, but also shows courage and will to move forward in life.
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Redrock M2e with Canon FD 50mm f1.4
Sanken COS-11x lavalier
Sennheiser Evolution G2 wireless unit
This is the first of four videos we put together for Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ. The overall plan was to create four heart related patient stories that could be distributed to their email and social media networks throughout February which is National Heart Month.
This particular video focuses on Steve and the speed with which the hospital was able to treat him when he had a heart attack.
This package of videos was our first serious project outside of our normal 9 to 5 jobs and we were pretty excited about it. Since we were just getting started there are a few shots in each of these videos that use some rudimentary methods to attempt more professional looking results. My favorite in this particular video comes at the 1:30 mark. As I mentioned in other video notes, we were just starting out and didn't have any dolly equipment at the time. In fact we didn't have much besides the camera, a tripod and a set of lights. Still, we knew we wanted to get a shot of a gurney rolling down a hallway.
We had a bunch of ideas but what we ended up settling on was having the cameraman basically lay on the gurney while we rolled it down a relatively empty stretch of hallway. We switched it over to b&w and ended up coming away with a pretty good shot that fit nicely into the montage of b-roll.
Additionally the "dolly" pass of medical equipment at 1:36 was done with the same bed table on wheels we used in the Cooper University Hospital Heart Month Project 2.
We shot in 720p30 with a panasonic HVX200A. The interview shots were lit with a lowell dv creator 1 kit.