Back from the Dominican Republic!

I just got back from a week in the Dominican Republic, with the Pan American Development Foundation.  I went to do some filming for several video projects in the country. I mostly stayed in the capital, Santo Domingo, where PADF’s DR office is located and took day trips to several cities across the country for the various filming projects.

The first and most important project was interviewing and shooting B-roll video for this year’s honoree for PADF’s Heroes of the Hemisphere awards event.

I also shot video and interviews of Centro Puente in Dajabon, an beneficiary organization that works on borders issues between the Dominican Republic and Haiti.  On Mondays and Fridays, Haitians are permitted to cross the border into the Dominican Republic to sell their goods at a binational market.  I actually got to go and shoot the market and the border.

Finally, I shot interviews and video about the new fire station that PADF donated money to build in Bavaro, a tourist resort area on the south-eastern part of the country.

I was scheduled to travel with PADF to Colombia next week, but we decided to push the trip back to the end of July because of the upcoming elections.

All in all, I shot about six hours of footage total.  Now, I have to log and capture all the footage into Final Cut Pro, and make the footage into videos.  So basically, I’ll be spending the rest of the summer in the editing lab!

I had an awesome time in the DR and hope to come back some day (preferably to one of the beaches!).