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What kind of person takes off for Afghanistan on his own with a video camera and a laptop and spends a year shooting their own stories?
A bit insane?
Aaron Rockett is a filmmaker.
He’s also a correspondent in the truest sense of the word. The kind of correspondents that made newspapers riveting reading in the early 20th Century. Winston Churchill was that kind of correspondent. So was David Halberstam. But they worked in print.
Today, the medium of choice is video.
He works without a crew, and without hair and teeth ‘talent’ to drag around.
The guy has guts.
And for the past six months, he has also been the Executive Producer for our hyperlocal video news service with Verizon in DC.
It’s a pilot, but its been a great success so far.
Aaron has run a small team of 6 VJs, plus himself.
It’s not exactly Afghanistan.
Some days its a bit tougher.
But it works.