Most people who’ve used a helmet cam were filming their kite boarding adventures or following their friends as they slid down a ski resort, maybe even as they — gasp! — jumped out of bounds. Humphrey Cheung had a different idea. Bored with his recent jobs in IT and as a tech reporter, he strapped one on and flew to Libya, embedded himself with anti-Quadaffi rebels, and pressed record.
Blogging about his trip on Gizmodo, Cheung delivers some quotidian details about the rebels — their out-of-place camo (urban blue on black), soda pop of choice (Pepsi), military heirarchy (none), and arsenal of weaponry (mostly RPGs and AK-47s, though in one case, a steak knife). He also writes himself into the story, which starts with one of his first days on the self-assigned job:
From several hours of footage, Cheung culls several minutes of film for Gizmodo. This isn’t Hollywood-caliber war footage, but it is an interesting look into the life and times of a group of people risking their lives for freedom fighting, as well as an interesting look at the future of blogging and war reporting. Oh, and a pretty good ad for the helmet cam, too.