A Video Shoot with Lt. General Eric Schoomaker, U.S. Army Surgeon General

April 2, 2011

On March 28, 2011, I had the wonderful opportunity to shoot Second Camera using a Canon 5D Mark II along with Guy Noffsinger of Guy Noffsinger Photography.  We shot a one-hour interview at Ft. Myer, VA with Lt. General Eric Schoomaker, Surgeon General of the U.S. Army, sponsored by The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine for an upcoming ceremony for The Wounded Warrior Project.  It was a great privilege and learning opportunity!

Interview with Lt. General Eric Schoomaker, Surgeon General of the U.S. Army

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving military medicine and public health. Since 1983, we have helped military personnel conduct quality medical research and education programs by:

  • Building qualified scientific teams of researchers and creating an effective research infrastructure
  • Maintaining our academic affiliation with the Uniformed Services University (USU), providing access to cutting-edge science and technology and fostering cross-disciplinary collaboration
  • Establishing relationships with more than 160 military medical and organizations worldwide
  • Employing about 1,600 medical, scientific, management and administrative personnel

We envision a Foundation that:

  • Is recognized for advancing medical science and improving quality of life
  • Values its customers and exceeds their expectations
  • Facilitates collaborative scientific ventures
  • Is known for intellectual rigor and creativity
  • Attracts and retains top-quality people
  • Fosters a dynamic, innovative work environment

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“I can’t thank you enough for your help last night. We are working on such an important project and we are truly moved by your willingness to volunteer your time. Thank you again.”

Cynthia L. Gilman, JD

Vice President, Center for Public-Private Partnerships (CP3)

Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine

Rockville, MD

2 thoughts on “A Video Shoot with Lt. General Eric Schoomaker, U.S. Army Surgeon General

  1. Hi Jeff, glad to discover your blog. I noticed you mentioned shooting 2nd cam with a 5D for the sit-down with the Surgeon General. Could you elaborate on the workflow. Was your camera always on or did you guys take breaks or did you use multiple 5Ds each? I was under the impression that these cams would get too hot if left on for more than 10-15 mins and burn out the sensors.

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    1. Hi Stoney XL– thanks for discovering! I only recently starting using the 5D and 7D, my friend’s equipment who I was helping (keyword Guy Noffsinger on my Vlog). We were using 2 cameras. There’s a 12 minute limit on recording in one take, so we stopped/started both cameras at different times instantly. But we’ve never had issue with leaving the camera on & recording. We both did another shoot in February where we used both cameras non-stop (again, 12 minute recording increments) for a 4 hour time period. (see: http://vimeo.com/20211439 ) We use Final Cut, so that was a simple drag & drop into the project in full HD. I’ll soon post a link from this entry with some footage of this and another shoot we did for NASA with the 5D.
      –Jeff

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