• What if He Falls? Shooting the First Free Solo of El Capitan

    8 days ago - By Peta Pixel

    How do you go about shooting a subject when you know they could die in a split second while your camera is pointed at them? That's the reality filmmakers Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi faced while creating their documentary Free Solo. The duo followed climber Alex Honnold during his attempt to be the first human to ever climb the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite without safety equipment.
    The 10-minute mini-documentary above by the New York Times features Chin and Vasarhelyi sharing a behind-the-scenes look at their mindset and process throughout the planning, preparation, and...
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