Transporting Guatemala

by heather on August 16, 2011

One of my biggest technical concerns about doing this project was making sure I could get all of my footage home.

I knew that sending all of the data through airport-security scanners could present some problems, and could ultimately ruin a week’s worth of work.

So every night I backed up the day’s raw video and still images to two separate hard-drives, as well as to my laptop–Which gave me three versions of each day’s work.

(I had also planned to upload each day’s media to my Dropbox every night–In essence taking it to “the cloud.” But limited connectivity nixed that option.)

When packing for the return home, I placed one hard-drive and my laptop in a carry-on, and the other hard-drive in a checked bag.

I haven’t had a chance to look at the checked-luggage hard-drive, but it looks like the carry-on’s made it through just fine, with everything in-tact.


Here are some of pick-up shots from the week.


Last Clinic in Guatemala

by heather on August 14, 2011

I went with the rural team to a clinic in Pana, on the last day.

This was the busiest day for rural clinic.


Guatemala Surgery Team Two

August 11, 2011

Today I went back with the surgery team to the main clinic. I saw a man in post-op after cataract surgery on one eye, immediately ask to have the other eye done. I also saw a little girl who followed me around during triage on day one. She liked the pictures that I took of [...]

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Guatemala Rural Team Number Two

August 10, 2011

Today I went back out with one of the rural teams. We went back up into the mountains, and set up at a Methodist Church that sits on a cliff. A lot of tooth extractions, and little bit of kickball in between.

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Guatemala Surgery Team

August 9, 2011

Today I went with the surgery team back to the main clinic. They had four post-op cataract patients who had their bandages removed. Some of those patients saw for the first time in years.

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Guatemala Rural Team

August 8, 2011

Today I went out with one of the rural teams. Amazing. Breathtaking. Humbling.

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Guatemala Triage

August 7, 2011

Today we went to the clinic–And I’ve never seen anything like it. Here are a few shots from today’s triage.

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Food Photos

May 18, 2011

A few images from a couple of this week’s still photo shoots. (And why I’m becoming a “Foodie.”) I’ve really enjoyed the dynamics of shooting video and stills in such a creative food environment. Incredibly inspiring.

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Dr. Zapatos

April 28, 2011

This is part of a documentary-webisode series that I am producing. Anthony Falkowski is the Director of Missions and Outreach for the First United Methodist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. In this segment he shares his insight and candor about his experience as part of a medical-mission team that assists Salud y Paz, an organization [...]

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Demo-ing the Panasonic AF-100

April 20, 2011

Just got a demo of the Panasonic AF-100 yesterday. Have only had a chance to do a couple of quick test shots in the office, but so far I like it. The balance of this more “boxy” design with a nice lens on the front, as well as the “old-school” placements of some of the [...]

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