My First Trip to the O.R.

I've been fortunate enough that to this point in my life I've never had to have surgery (although I did spend a few days in the hospital for a collapsed lung - when two doctors who looked like they just walked out of high school graduation eagerly suggested a chest tube I told them to promptly fuck off).

My dumbass taking a selfie with my C100 Mark II

My dumbass taking a selfie with my C100 Mark II

Last week I took my first trip to the Operating Room at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck to film a promotional piece for the two surgical robot systems - the DaVinci and the Navio.

Fortunately for me, the robots were not being demonstrated on a live case, because I would've passed out immediately.

I did get to wear a bunny suit and bring my camera, monopod, and tripod into the O.R. 

I filmed a surgeon stitching a grape with the Davinci and a fake knee operation with the Navio, and also got to shoot two quick interviews. These robotic systems look pretty amazing and apparently reduce the amount of blood loss and reduce the length of stay greatly.

The video was shot with the C100 Mark II in C-Log, Rokinon and Canon glass, Aputure and Lowel lighting, Rode and Sennheiser microphones.

The spider-like arms of the Davinci are stitching that grape up while being operated by a doctor sitting a console across the room.

The spider-like arms of the Davinci are stitching that grape up while being operated by a doctor sitting a console across the room.

Most people who have these surgeries never see the robots because they're already gassed out.

Most people who have these surgeries never see the robots because they're already gassed out.

Video coming at the end of the July.