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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 27, 2013 - 01:35am PT
http://vimeo.com/56298775

This video is Amazing! Part of "The man who could fly" project. The work that went into the production Is mind boggling!
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Jan 27, 2013 - 01:42am PT
Beautiful!
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 27, 2013 - 01:53am PT
Beautiful indeed.

(But when I clicked on the "Man Who Could Fly" link below the Moonwalk video, I got a "Unable to find this video" message from the Nat Geo website. Is it just not available yet? or did I just encounter a glitch?)
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Jan 27, 2013 - 02:19am PT
What a spectacular video. It says the video was shot from ~ 1 mile away at sunset.

Here's a photo showing what I think are the 2 pinnacles along the summit ridge of Cathedral Pk that the slack line is strung between. But this photo is looking NE and the pinnacles are in reverse order. Looks to me like the video was shot from the ENE of Cathedral Pk looking WSW? But if that is true, how is the moon rising in that direction?
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Jan 27, 2013 - 02:28am PT
real nice
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Jan 27, 2013 - 02:47am PT
choss
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Jan 27, 2013 - 02:53am PT
yes, awesome, but pic taken from flip side, yes T.T.?
QITNL

climber
Jan 27, 2013 - 03:23am PT
more here:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1742921/The-Man-Who-Can-Fly-Dean-Potter
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jan 27, 2013 - 10:02am PT
Next time around I'm comin' back as Dean Potter. . . not for the wingsuit flying - not for the chopper rides. . . but for getting away with taking his doggie deep into Yosemite and not getting busted for it!

How does that work?

?
WBraun

climber
Jan 27, 2013 - 10:52am PT
His dog is registered as a service animal.

So it's legal .....
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 27, 2013 - 11:03am PT
thats right. They are seeing eye dogs.



There was a guy living in Banff once who took his dog everywhere with him, even on commercial flights. All he did was get some dark glasses, a white cane and an official looking harness for the mutt!

got the link now
WBraun

climber
Jan 27, 2013 - 11:09am PT
No they're not.

Quit making up sh!t pertaining to Dean.

They are not all seeing eye dogs.

Dean registered the dog as a service animal and there are several different attributes as to being trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 27, 2013 - 11:14am PT
sorry. I should have inserted a little smiley face.


I thought it would be fairly obvious that Dean Potter dosn't have an vision problem. You have to admit that that little trick with the cane and sun glases might come in handy in the yos back countrey though eh?

Are they search dogs or something?
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jan 27, 2013 - 11:22am PT
Hey, WonderBrawn, thanks for postin' that up. . . I'm glad to know.

:-)

Kath
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Jan 27, 2013 - 11:28am PT
Awesome vid.

It's amazing how fast the moon moves, isn't it?
this just in

climber
north fork
Jan 27, 2013 - 12:21pm PT
Great video, I had just seen the pictures, but the movement was lacking. Yeah Mark, that moon is hauling ass.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Jan 27, 2013 - 12:57pm PT
Coolio!
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Jan 27, 2013 - 12:59pm PT
Anyone know where the photographer was located when he took the video? The article says he was ~ 1 mile away. Was he over by Medlicott?
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Jan 27, 2013 - 02:57pm PT
Great vision to come up with this sequence. Really nice,inspiring art.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 27, 2013 - 03:03pm PT
Uh uh, "like"


Susan
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jan 27, 2013 - 04:43pm PT
Nice!
snowhazed

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
Jan 27, 2013 - 05:28pm PT
Shot from the top of fairview
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Jan 27, 2013 - 05:56pm PT
I believe that was shot on July 12, 2011. He was setting it up as I topped out on Cathedral, and he clued me into the fun straight-up top-out.
stevep

Boulder climber
Salt Lake, UT
Jan 27, 2013 - 07:09pm PT
Wow. Stunning.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Jan 27, 2013 - 07:46pm PT
Smooth! I dig it.
Sergio Colombo

climber
Jan 27, 2013 - 08:00pm PT
I was there when they filmed this video, there was no moon out that evening. The main camera was right next to me and probably 300 yards away from Dean. I suspect the moon effect has been added but I am not sure 100% how they would do that. It is also possible they went back another day and shot this video.
In any case, it was impressive to watch him go back and forth like he was floating through the air. Dean is from another planet.
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tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Jan 27, 2013 - 08:42pm PT
Thank you Sergio...That's what I thought.
There's no way that video could have been taken from the summit of Fairview with the full moon rising to the east.
Ian Jewell

climber
Jan 27, 2013 - 09:11pm PT
FACT !! : NEEL ARMSTRONG ALREADY CONFESSED TO THIS SCAM BRAH.
YOU CAN TELL CAUSE THE AMERICAN FLAG AINT MOVIN'
AREA 51 BRAH , ONE SMALL STEP FOR DEAN , ONE GIANT STEP FOR EVRYONE ELSE !!
Sergio Colombo

climber
Jan 27, 2013 - 10:25pm PT
FACT !! : NEEL ARMSTRONG ALREADY CONFESSED TO THIS SCAM BRAH.
YOU CAN TELL CAUSE THE AMERICAN FLAG AINT MOVIN'
AREA 51 BRAH , ONE SMALL STEP FOR DEAN , ONE GIANT STEP FOR EVRYONE ELSE !!

Regardless of how this video was made, I don't think anyone can or should question the integrity and the climbing ability of Dean Potter. Any video of him climbing deserves to be on National Geographic.
Ian Jewell

climber
Jan 27, 2013 - 10:34pm PT
FACT !! : BRAH , ALL THE CLUES ARE REVEELED IN TRANSFORMERS 3 , DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

FACT : PINK FLOYED DID THE MUSIC FOR WIZZARD OF OZZ , WAY BEFORE HE LEFT SABBATH BRAH
Bullwinkle

Boulder climber
Jan 27, 2013 - 11:07pm PT
The moon was not shot separately and put in, the video was made in one take. The poster up thread saw Dean practicing the line and Mike S framing the image the day before the actual shoot.

Edit, Ian your spelling is the reason they've kept you in the 6th grade three years in a row. Aren't you the least bit embarrassed to be 15 and still in elementary school?
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Jan 27, 2013 - 11:13pm PT
So where was the photographer located when he shot the July 12, 2011 video? I'm not trying to question the making of this video, I just want to take a full moon photo from the same location next summer.

I thought it might have been shot from the summit of Medlicott just looking at the directional relationships and that the photographer said he was ~ 1 mile away.
Ian Jewell

climber
Jan 27, 2013 - 11:17pm PT
BRAH !! WATCH THE MOVIE !! YOU HAVE TO TURN OFF THE VOLUME ANDD LISTEN TO PINK FLOYED !!

FACT !! : EMILE ZABRUDAH WAS FILMING FROM THE GRASSY KNOLL BRAH
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2013 - 11:41pm PT
I thought it might have been shot from the summit of Medlicott just looking at the directional relationships and that the photographer said he was ~ 1 mile away.

Your probably right, Medicott.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 28, 2013 - 01:44am PT
Cool as it is, I'm a little disappointed. Thought he was gonna do the Michael Jackson thing on a slack line.
Ian Jewell

climber
Jan 28, 2013 - 01:57am PT
OUCH BRAH !! HARSHED ON BY THE GUY WHO TOOK PIX OF THE STONEMASONS
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 28, 2013 - 10:01am PT
Lol!!! Nice shot bullwinkle ;)
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Jan 28, 2013 - 03:42pm PT
So here's a photo taken from the west looking east that shows the 2 pinnacles. It looks like it was taken by Lower Cathedral Lake and south of Medlicott. The "Moonwalk" photographer was probably on a ridge near near this location. Doing this in 1 take is an incredible accomplishment of coordination in space and time.

BuddhaStalin

climber
Truckee, CA
Jan 28, 2013 - 04:04pm PT
Here in CA any schmuck can get his dog registered as a service animal. Pretty lame actually, its like getting disabled placards just so you can park in front. Had to let one in with a patient into our hospital....was bullsh#t. He wasnt disabled or anything, he was just a hippie who knew how to screw around within the system.
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Jan 28, 2013 - 04:15pm PT
I remember seeing the film (Facelift, I think) and Mike S. was there and answered some questions about how he got the shot. As I recall, you need the right lens and it's really long (and expensive) in order for the moon to appear so large. We probably need someone like Ed Hartouni to explain the exact ins and outs of why this happens.

Actually, he does explain (along with others) in the Half Dome visible from Turlock thread:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1061402/Half-Dome-picture-from-some-where-around-Turlock

No doubt about it, that guy is a scientist... and a passionate one at that!

And yes, a stunning short film!

Eric
MisterE

Social climber
Jan 28, 2013 - 04:30pm PT
Amazing production with very cool music.

Thanks!
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 28, 2013 - 05:22pm PT
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/explorer/videos/the-final-jump/
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jan 31, 2013 - 03:07pm PT
I talked a bit to Mike at the Facelift, great shot and great visualization for that shot.

While I have a lot less riding on my shots, I think the anxiety of getting it "right" is high all around, and once it starts to happen, you are there for the ride whether or not you got it right.

It is sublime when it is right! and the images in that short are stunning.

Basically, the Moon is effectively at an infinite distance, and has a 0.5 angular diameter...
to get a shot, you have to move the camera back so your subject, Dean's slackline in this case, has a similar angular extent. Easier to calculate this in radians rather than degrees, the Moon is 0.009 radians in diameter... if the slackline were 50' long, it would have that same angular extent as the moon if:

50'/d = 0.009

solve for d:

d=50'/0.009 = 5730' about 1.1 miles

you then setup the azimuth of the Moon at that time to give you the position, from the slackline, you have to be to get the shot... you can get the azimuth from a number of ephemera
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Jan 31, 2013 - 03:22pm PT
Ed to the rescue! Thanks Ed.

Eric
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 31, 2013 - 03:24pm PT
Beautiful.
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