In November 2010 I travelled to the US to make a film exploring the impact of shale gas drilling, otherwise known as fracking, on communities in rural Pennsylvania. Made for The Ecologist online and Link TV in the US, the film documents the very real problems associated with an increasingly controversial drilling technology. Along with a producer I spent a week traveling across the state meeting campaigners, experts and ordinary people whose lives have been profoundly affected by fracking.
This is one of the first films I made with the Canon 60d DSLR. Essentially a stills camera, it is fairly awkward to use as a documentary video camera, requiring sound to be recorded separately and only really usable in fully manual mode. But the quality of picture makes it all worthwhile.