|Outpost Restrepo in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan|
What kind of camera do you choose when you are filming in the most dangerous place on earth? What kind of camera do you use when you are a new documentarian shooting in the most dangerous place on earth?
|From left: filmmakers Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington at Outpost Restrepo named for Pfc. Juan "Doc" Restrepo who died in action|
If you are first time documentarian Sebastian Junger (writer of the Perfect Storm) you use a Sony V1. His photo-journalist co-director Tim Hetherington shot on a Sony Z1
|Sony V1u HDV camcorder|
Did I mention that Junger had to be taught to use the camcorder and always used it in autofocus mode? Did I mention he used it in a dusty dirty battle outpost environment and under fire in the most dangerous place on earth, the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan?
The camera can be had for around $3200.
Did I mention that they were nominated for an Academy Award?