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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
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