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October 28, 2008

BehindTheMedspeak: SterileEye.com — A Norwegian medical photographer takes you behind his lens



But don't take my word for it: read the rave review by Thomas Söderqvist of the Medical Museion of the University of Copenhagen.

In the words of the site's majordomo and grand panjandrum, Øystein Horgmo (top, holding the camera), introducing himself on November 9, 2007:

    Opening words

    I’ve been working as a medical videographer for some years now. In many ways it is a lonely line of work. Not many people earn their money by making videos of medical and surgical procedures. Most can’t even stand the thought.

    So why bother the web with a blog about it?

    First of all I wanted to share my experiences. The learning curve has been pretty steep, and there has been few colleagues and even fewer books to learn from. So I’m guessing there must be someone out there who desperately need some advice on videotaping a colectomy or making a good ultrasound clip. Just like I did a few years back.

    But I also believe my experiences could prove to be interesting to outsiders.

    Being present when people are at their most vulnerable, like at the CT for detecting cancer or when in deep narcosis during surgery, is a special and strange privilege. I’d like to share some of my stories with you.

    Hope you’ll find something interesting here, something to think about and maybe something to laugh at.


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I love my colonoscopy vid! The dialogue was on the mark and believable, the actors and actresses played the roles as intended, and the set work...I gotta say that while I might be a little biased, that was one of the nicest colons I've ever looked up in.

I'd live to submit this work to Horgmo to see how he'd revise this. Maybe better lighting? Snap cuts Mtv style? Maybe some dramatic music instead of the drum and bass which now seems a little dated. I wouldn't be offended. I want my anus to be a star!

Posted by: klf marz | Oct 28, 2008 12:50:27 PM

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