As a video producer, these videos Vimeo collected resonate strongly with me. The best part of this collection videos is that they’re all created by different people. People who want to tell stories of Hurricane Sandy. People who want to create art that helps people. I respect and applaud these filmmakers. My heart goes out to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Read more about Hurricane Sandy a week later and what you can do. -Mitch Wenkus, Greenpeace video producer.
Aerial views of damage caused by Hurricane Sandy along the New Jersey coast on October 30, 2012.
I woke up yesterday morning in DC, jumped in a 4-wheel drive truck and headed north to gather video of Hurricane Sandy’s destruction. As a documentary cinematographer, I can get hyper-focused on composition, exposure, and all that stuff that’s important for telling a story, but I can forget I’m dealing with people’s lives. These are people’s homes and memories I’m flying over. A lightning bolt of emotion came through the viewfinder, through my eyes, down my spine to my entire body when I saw a person. A person standing amongst the hundreds of destroyed homes. That one person put the rest of the wreckage into perspective for me. My sympathies go out to the families whose lives were affected by Hurricane Sandy.