extrapleural pneumonectomy (epp) extrapleural pneumonectomy (epp)

Extrapleural Pneumonectomy* (EPP)

Objective: Shoot a unique procedure, which is extremely long and complicated, while running two cameras continuously.

Production Log: 6:00 am arrival in a messy snowstorm. The challenge before the challenge: lots of equipment (we try to keep it simple for this reason) and no friendly loading areas. Urban life! Staying on top of the changing technologies, for the first time we will be using “dual memory cards,” instead of tape. This means for the 5-hour surgery, we can shoot continuously, without ever stopping (an important consideration for open chest procedures like this, where critical patient care supersedes any thoughts of video capture needs). Our overhead rig is essential in “seeing” into a deep cavity. Combining with endoscopic views really augments what we are able to show.

Surgeon: David Sugarbaker MD, Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery

Hospital: Brigham and Women’s Hopital, Boston MA

Cameras: Sony PMW-EX1; PMW-EX3 Handheld and Mounted over the surgical bed.

Editing: Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects

Applications: Web, PowerPoint embedment, DVD

*Surgery included Intro-Operative Heated Chemotherapy (IOHC) Diaphragmatic and Pericardial Patch Reconstruction