Filmmaker captures documentary footage at Indian leper colonies with ProHD camcorder
December 22, 2009
Jeremiah Fry, an independent filmmaker based in New Orleans, used a JVC GY-HM100 ProHD camcorder to shoot video footage in leper colonies throughout India for upcoming documentaries. When complete, his documentaries will detail the charitable efforts of Embrace a Village, a nonprofit Christian organization in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
When Fry learned that Embrace a Village founders Joe and Patricia Clendenny were looking for someone to produce documentaries to raise awareness about the plight of India’s lepers and their organization, Fry volunteered. With his own money, Fry purchased a GY-HM100 camcorder, six 16GB SDHC solid-state memory cards, handheld lights, two LaCie 1TB drives and a MacBook Pro, all of which he carried from one leper colony to another across India.
Shooting in India for more than two weeks in October and November, Fry captured hundreds of hours of native 720p/24 HD video on inexpensive, reusable SDHC cards.