Last year, my wife and I visited Hiroshima to see the atomic bomb site and museum. Never before have I ever felt so emotional and sad as I witnessed the horrors the atomic bomb did to the city and it's people. It truly was an amazing place and I learned so much and gained a different outlook on life and humanity.
The museum park is massive and very beautiful in summer.
Inside the museum you can view items that were exposed in the atomic blast, learn about atomic history and watch stories about survivors and the affects of radiation.
Ever since I left there something is calling me back... I think of it daily, the sadness and horror those poor people faced. I really want others to learn about it and understand what the bomb did to this country and people.
I get 3 weeks off in August and my goal is to go film the park and museum in 3D, I have all the gear to get amazing video footage. My gear includes a JVC GY-HMZ1U ProHD 3D recorder, a base extender to get amazing depth shots, Sony HMZ-T2 connected to a battery pack which I wear and view all video I am filming in real time as to make sure it is 100% perfect and in the best 3D possible, macro lens adapter to get close up shots of small objects that were in the blast such as watches, wallets, pens and all...
Also have a quadcopter with the Zenmuse gimble and GoPro Hero 3 attached filming at 2.7k to get amazing super highquality aerial video footage which I convert to 3D.
My plan is to stay 5 days making sure I can film everything perfectly, and also hit Miyajima which is one of the crown jewels of Japan and is a world heritage site.
If I go, I will be filming aerial footage early mornings and have permission already to do so as long as it's early. Luckily in summer it gets daylight at around 5:30am and I wake always at 4am anyways! I will be flying over the atomic bomb dome getting some amazing aerial footage of it and the rest of the park.
The film will discuss the atomic bomb showing actual footage converted to 3D, tell stories of survivors, show the affects of radiation, and show the beauty of the park.
So guys, this is my plan but before I pack and get more prepared I wanted to ask... Who would be interested in such a 3D movie? I know it is a serious topic but this movie will give people that have never seen the atomic site a chance to view it all in 3D and learn about it.
I will be using $600 of my own cash to film this movie, that includes my flight there, hotel, food and transportation plus enterance fees and anything else I may need. I sold one of my RC gliders to get the cash to do this sadly, but I feel it's every bit worth it to show others the history of Hiroshima. However, if you'd like to help me out with this project and donate some money "every little bit helps" you may do so. Anyone who donates will get a discount off the movie once it's out and a high donation I'll also include the Miyajima movie I make and a few others.
I'f you'd like to help and dontate drop me a PM
Edited by bravia3D - 7/14/13 at 3:43pm