"Highlining has a ton of metaphors for life actually. A big one is it's a very clear reaction to what you're movements, or something you're doing. It's very clear that what you're doing is affecting your surroundings. That directly translates into life - What you do affects where you are and what is about you. What you're doing is affecting where you're at. So be aware of yourself. Highlining teaches you that, it teaches you how to be aware."
- Jerry Miszewski
On October 6th 2013, after one week of attempts, Jerry Miszewski walked a 704 ft long highline. No one had even walked a 500ft or 600 ft highline at the time.
This is a small insight of what what went into this monumental project. Listen to this unedited segment from out interview for more on what went into this project: soundcloud.com/grantimus/jerry-on-his-704-ft-highline
If you like hearing Jerry talk about life and slacklining as much as I do, this another video you might be interested in: vimeo.com/31639331
If you're interested to learn more about slackline and what gear you need to get to get started, look into Jerry's business where he designs and distributes the best gear in the world: BalanceCommunity.com
The best way to start highlining is to meet up with other highliners and learn first hand. Check out the slackliner database to find keen slackliners in your area: balancecommunity.com/Slackliner-Database
The Music used is "She Smiles While She Sleeps" by Arliss Parker and "Georgia" by Dum Spiro Spero
The idea and stoke to document this project, as well as the thumbnail artwork, largely came from Travis Burke: travisburkephotography.com# vimeo.com/77605845 Uploaded 29.7K Plays 187 Likes 20 Comments
"Concept", un court métrage mettant en avant la highline sur l'île de la Réunion. Ça change un peu du surf et du trail, tout est possible sur cette île, sauf le ski... :)
The english version of the film and the description is coming soon.
Été 2013, île de la Réunion.
Cet été je suis parti 5 semaines sur cette merveilleuse île afin de tourner un film de highline.
Durant le séjour, nous avons réalisé un enchaînement un peu particulier. Trois jours, quatre highlines, deux cirques, le tout en autonomie totale et sans moyens motorisés...
Autant vous dire qu'on a vu du pays mais qu'on en a aussi bien bavé!!
Voici un court métrage de 4 minutes retraçant cet enchaînement. Le film complet de ce voyage à la Réunion est prévu pour le printemps 2014.
N'hésitez pas à laisser des commentaires, des retours, vos avis sont importants et me permettent de toujours faire mieux pour le plaisir de vos yeux!! :)
Il faut préciser que la réalisation de ces images a été possible grâce à l'énorme soutien de l'IRT (Ile de la Réunion Tourisme). Le parc National de la Réunion ainsi que l'ONF nous ont grandement aidé. Le tournage de ces images et la pose de ces highlines n'a été possible qu'avec l'accord de ces différents organismes que nous remercions.
Ces lieux sont uniques et magiques et doivent être protégés, ils le méritent bien!!
Cousin trestec (Cordes)
Parc National de l'île de la Réunion
Ainsi que tous les réunionnais qui ont permis la réalisation de cette merveilleuse aventure.
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Marmotte Highline Project
Did you already see a marmot highlining? No? Me neither....
Let me tell you the whole story of this film.
March 2012, I walked for the first time on a highline, in the "Gorges du Verdon". May 2012, I bolted my first highline in the massif of "Vercors", really close to Grenoble. During the next two months, i created 5 new highlines around the first one.
After the first film I did in the Verdon (vimeo.com/40876459), I wanted to do another one. I didn't want to show only professional highliners, but that everybody can try and walk on a highline. Most of the slacker I know never tried the highline before I create the M.H.P. It really was a double project.
The spot : an amazing place with 360° view, a very high cliff (350m) and good weather. 4 highlines : "Le pied d'Alain" 18m, "Bitafiskur" 30m, "L'Arc-en-Ciel des Bisounours" 35m and "Vas-y pas Lucette" 55m.
The highliners : our friends, the friends of our friends and some tourists...
We decided to spent a week on the spot.
All the people you'll see in this film are like you and me, there are not professional, most of them never saw a highline before. You'll feel their fear, their sensations and discover one of the most beautiful spot for highlining in the French Alps.
So, why Marmotte Highline Project... If somebody ask you, you'll say like me : "I don't really know"!!
The first time this film have been broadcasted it was at "les Rencontres du Cinéma de Montagne de Grenoble", on november, 23th. It's an amazing and very important mountain film festival. It happened each year during a whole week. Every night, there are something like 3000 persons. It was a honor for me that my film was part of this huge festival.
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It was October 6th, 2012.
Théo and a group of friends and highliners were in the Gorges du Verdon, France. They set up this huge highline, so impressive! It's 110m long, 250m high...
It took 6 very hard working days before Théo was able to cross it!
Hopefully the weather conditions were very nice, without wind on the day he did it.
Enjoy and share...
Video : Pierre Chauffour
Music : watch the video until the end.
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