What a cinematographer sees through the camera lens does not always reach the public. When the truth is not what the production wants to show to the public, it stays hidden. This can be seen a lot in the world of journalism. Today, Simon tells in his own words a previously untold story of truth that he saw behind the camera. Leaning towards nothing, this is a story of truth seen by him.
Originally from Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, Wearne has won many awards during his 38 years as a freelance cinematographer and video journalist, for both commercial and national broadcasting stations. When filming for an Animal Planet documentary program on anti-whaling, Wearne developed an interest in the whaling controversy. Afterwards, he began doctoral-level research on the traditional whaling culture of Taiji, Wakayama prefecture, Japan. Simon officially moved to Japan in 2012. He is now fully enjoying the beauty of Japan, and in particular, that of Wakayama prefecture.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx