The day we shot this video for Discovery Channel’s television series “The Daily Planet” – was quite a day.
It was extremely hot out in Charleston (no surprise) and for one reason or another, with this big hulking broadcast camera, we had to move inside and outside of our location … back and forth, back and forth several times. Well, this can do a number on the glass sensor of the camera….and it did not like it. Usually you’d find a condensation warning when the air conditioner’s cold air hits the sensor, and the camera eyepiece will fog up. Many times there is nothing you can do – you are stuck shooting a scene that is happening, which cannot be replicated….while flailing around trying to wipe everything down as you shoot – hopefully your shot being covered by camera #2.
But this time, I was “single camera”…. shooting alone. And, the camera…well, it just stopped. Literally, it stopped working. 20 minutes before the day was supposed to be over, and our last shots of the day were up. We had just had a very successful morning and afternoon capturing the coolest place ever – where they test these ‘monster machines’…aka Wind Turbines. These things are amazing. AND THESE THINGS ARE HUGE.
I’ve seen the turbines and blades in clusters many times riding through the desert, or on the California coastline, but close up they are unreal. We talked with the brainy engineers that BUILD all this stuff. It is mind blowing. Seriously…I am thankful that there are people this smart!
Anyway…I got the last few shots…..on my iPhone! Yup.