Thread: Would you film a Documentary in Honduras on Your RED as a Solo OP?

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    I shoot all over but am based in Panama and so quite a bit in Peru, Colombia and the DR. 2 years ago I did some shooting in Tegucigalpa and I was fine, but I definitely was far more careful than I would be in a 'normal' Latin American city. I was DSLR based then but would probably take my Eva1 now if going. However, I would have a smaller B-cam and would only use larger setups when I was properly escorted. It really matters what you are going to do, and whom you are going to be with while there. Myself and one other person were able to walk around the supposedly dangerous old city with a GH4 and a small drone, but we moved quickly, had access to a ruined building that could be locked on the bottom, and there were a lot of people around. For the customs side, definitely go low-key, backpacks not pelicans, etc. For security, really know the locals you will be going with. If you aren't going with locals don't take it. I am thinking Tegus or San Pedro Sula, not Roatan with all of this. Honduras is worse than almost anywhere in Latin America just because there are few insulated neighborhoods from insecurity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Hooper View Post
    I shoot all over but am based in Panama and so quite a bit in Peru, Colombia and the DR. 2 years ago I did some shooting in Tegucigalpa and I was fine, but I definitely was far more careful than I would be in a 'normal' Latin American city. I was DSLR based then but would probably take my Eva1 now if going. However, I would have a smaller B-cam and would only use larger setups when I was properly escorted. It really matters what you are going to do, and whom you are going to be with while there. Myself and one other person were able to walk around the supposedly dangerous old city with a GH4 and a small drone, but we moved quickly, had access to a ruined building that could be locked on the bottom, and there were a lot of people around. For the customs side, definitely go low-key, backpacks not pelicans, etc. For security, really know the locals you will be going with. If you aren't going with locals don't take it. I am thinking Tegus or San Pedro Sula, not Roatan with all of this. Honduras is worse than almost anywhere in Latin America just because there are few insulated neighborhoods from insecurity.
    Thanks for the comment Stuart. With all of the issues going on in Honduras right now, definitely sticking with a small Sony setup for this one. I will be sticking with a low-key backpack setup with my F-stop bag and a Tenba backpack.

    Wish me luck fellas. Hope I make it back alive....and with good footage... :)
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    Good luck!
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    I wish red would make a line of "derelict"-style accessories to hide the camera or make it look shabbier when traveling in conflict zones..maybe take the "weapon/bomb EVF" branding off and make "SONY" stickers instead lol
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