Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Hell and Back Again with a Canon 5D Mark II

Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty
Photojournalist Danfung Dennis' film on the war in Afganistan, 'Hell and Back Again' has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature for this year's Academy Awards. Last year he was the winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Quite an accomplishment for a independent film maker, let alone one who used a DSLR for his film.

“I was frustrated with photojournalism, and I was frustrated with society back in the U.S. being indifferent to the war,” said Dennis, who had covered Afghanistan as a still photographer in 2006. “I moved into video and new media to try to shake people up — to show the war’s brutal reality in an honest way.”

Take a look at the trailer for his film here : http://hellandbackagain.com/

And here's a profile on Danfung Dennis and the equipment he used to shoot the documentary :

You can order a Blu-ray or dvd of the film on Amazon.

1 comment:

  1. Danfung Dennis went out trying to show "war’s brutal reality" and did just that with Hell and Back Again. It showed the physical and mental strain that war puts on the soldiers as well as everyone who the soldiers came in contact with. bit. ly/yYsv5o