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Extreme Camera Operators Filming Extreme Feats

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When watching extreme acts of bravery on film we often neglect the skill and courage of the camera operator. In the world of wing-suits, it’s taken to absolute extremes. The camera operator in these conditions is often completely focused on the subject and not where they’re flying. If the object of focus makes an error of judgement it could prove fatal for the operator. Numerous people have lost their lives filming, only a few hardcore still remain at the top of their game.

In this short documentary, camera operators are interviewed about their particular field. From wing-suit operators to Oscar winning mountain climbing camera operators, the film highlights the risks involved when they film extreme events.