South Sudan: behind the scenes at the birth of a new country

I was lucky enough to be in South Sudan for the birth of the new nation on July 9th 2011. It was a wonderful experience and I decided to document a little of what it was like to cover the story from the Cameraman’s perspective.

I hope you find the short film an interesting and enlightening look at what goes into the making of a News film.

Thanks to my colleagues Correspondent Will Ross and Producer Gringo Wotshela for allowing themselves to be filmed.

For the techies out there I shot it on my Sony HX9V and cut it on FCP 6. I also used Quick looks for the opening and closing shots.

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