Nauseated

May 11, 2009 § 2 Comments

nausea

I read this interesting article by an American surgeon on getting used to cutting people, and it got me thinking of one of the most common reactions I get from non-medical colleagues and friends when talking about or showing my work: Don’t you get nauseated?

My office is the office closest to a door used by all the smokers in my department. I usually work with my door open, so whenever I’m editing and someone’s on their way to a smoke, there’s a lot of OMGs and yucks to be heard. A few are intrigued and stops for a while, but most rush past, making sure not to watch the computer screens. They cannot understand how I can stand working with this stuff. « Read the rest of this entry »

Cleaning video equipment

January 28, 2009 § Leave a comment

disinfectant

I recently got a question via the contact form concerning the cleaning of video equipment before entering an OR. As this may be interesting to others, I post the question and my answer here. « Read the rest of this entry »

Lego Eye

November 27, 2008 § 4 Comments

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Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.

Found an old picture I made for a presentation a couple of years back. It strikes me now that the pictured scene is very bizarre. « Read the rest of this entry »

The surgeon’s domain

October 17, 2008 § 4 Comments

When you’re entering the OR, you’re entering a domain under the supreme reign of the surgeon. Not that you could ever fail to notice. « Read the rest of this entry »

Swan neck camera

February 28, 2008 § Leave a comment

Surgical swan neck cameraWhen I first started filming surgery I was presented with a camera I’d never seen before. They called it a “swan neck camera” and the department that used it thought it was the greatest invention in video ever. « Read the rest of this entry »

You’re not recording sound, are you?

February 12, 2008 § 6 Comments

Listening in with a boom mic

There is one question I always get when I’m filming an operation. No matter if the surgical team knows me or not, someone always asks me, with a concerned look on their face, if I’m recording the sound (photo credit).
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