I’m afraid of heights so this is pretty much my worst nightmare. Great video though! Also, after trying to get up to speed on video technology I’m pretty proud of myself for recognizing their use of a wide-angle lens. How do we feel about the choice? It distorts the edges of a lot of the shots, but in my opinion that adds to how surreal this experience is. I would also imagine you get tunnel vision when you’re jumping off a cliff, so maybe the distortion is an accurate depiction of what the experience feels like? I don’t really care to find out, myself, but I guess that’s why we get a vicarious thrill out of film.
According to my tutorials, the wide angle lens also emphasizes 1) the distances between objects in your frame, and 2) the speed of objects. For those of you with more film experience than me, do you think this makes an appreciable difference in this video?