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.