By Oliver Wilkins in Egypt
When I left Cairo, there were reports of journalists being dragged out of hotels and offices and being beaten and arrested. There were a lot of rumours and even stories of Swedish and Greek journalists being killed (those have since proved to be incorrect, I believe). Having seen the city descend into anarchy in a matter of hours, it was bizarre to come back just over a week later to a Cairo on happy pills.
I went down to Tahrir Square to see the massive party to mark a week since Hosni Mubarak’s departure. What a great scene: everyone was so relieved, excited and keen to step in front of the camera. This was shot with the T2i/550D, Zacuto Z-finder and Canon 24-70mmf2.8 with Singh Ray Vari-ND filter. It was shot at 50fps and conformed to 25P with Cinema Tools for a slow motion effect.