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World champion Angelo D’Arrigo attempts to imitate condors by hang gliding over the highest mountains in the Andes Mountains without supplementary oxygen. It will be the most extreme adventure of his career – the ultimate and last test of his free-flying skills.
World champion hang-glider Angelo D'Arrigo is preparing for the zenith of his extreme sports career. He trains rigorously and is in top physical condition. He practices a special breathing technique that will allow him to ascend to extreme altitudes, where a pilot would normally only survive for a few minutes without pressurized oxygen. He tests his endurance in a hypobaric chamber that re-creates the dangerous conditions that await him. And he designs an experimental new set of wings that will support his flight in rarified air. In December, Angelo and a team of technicians, doctors and meteorologists travel to South America, to the slopes of Andes. There they wait and watch for the right meteorological window that will create strong, rising currents of air. Then, in what seems like a moment of inspired madness, Angelo and his glider will ride these thermals up among the Acngcagua mountain peaks, where under normal circumstances lack of oxygen quickly brings on unconsciousness and death, and where a sudden gust of wind or a storm can turn an adventure into a tragedy. The crowning achievement of his flight will free-flying without supplementary oxygen or a motor over Mount Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in the Americas (23,000 feet), and setting a new world first. DocLab is recording this unprecedented event, from its very inception until the moment when Angelo makes his final aerial ascent.
The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most spectacular showers of the year. This year, instead of shooting it myself, I decided to host a workshop to introduce other artists to the wonderful world of capturing nature through timelapse.
This film was made by our crew of timelapse newbies and myself over 4 days. You'll see dozens of meteors zip across the sky against a backdrop of the Milky Way. You'll also see scenes with smoke from the nearby Banning wildfire that occurred during our first day at the workshop.
About the workshop:
Taught by timelapse filmmaker Henry Jun Wah Lee, participants learned how to shoot everything from static to multi-axis, day to night, and astro timelapses. The 4 day workshop also covered how to process RAW photos into Ultra HD resolution 4K videos.
Thanks to Kessler Crane for supplying the motion control devices for our participants. Shot with Kessler Pocket Dolly, Cineslider, Shuttle Pod Mini, Shuttle Pod, Philip Bloom Pocket Dolly, Revolution v2 Head, 3 axis Cinedrive, and Oracle controllers.