Exploring the New York City underworld with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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Ever wonder what's under NYC but you're not brave enough to go exploring? These crazy guys did! And there was a Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) involved – again showing how great having an HDSLR is for recording things (even if you're recording yourself breaking the law HA).

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The video

This was found via a lot of sources – the first one I saw was gizmodo.

UNDERCITY from Andrew Wonder on Vimeo.


For updates and more adventures follow me on twitter twitter.com/andrewwonder

This is a film I made after some adventures underground with Steve Duncan (www.undercity.org) last summer. We also have a teaser video which you can watch on my vimeo page (vimeo.com/5752275).

For more information about the video and our other adventures please contact Andrew Wonder (Director/Cinematographer) at andrewwonder@mac.com.

Steve and I just completed another underground expedition with Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erling_Kagge). It was featured in a three page article on the front page of the NY Times metro section and was written by Alan Feuer (www.nytimes.com/2011/01/02/nyregion/02underground.html). We were also covered by NPR's Jacki Lyden whose report will be aired on 1/2/11 and posted on NPR's site (www.npr.org/2011/01/02/132482428/into-the-tunnels-exploring-the-underside-of-nyc).

Shot on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) with canon 24 f/1.4 (version 1) with the zacuto rapid fire (reviews), Zoom H4N (reviews) and a sennheiser g2 wireless lav. The zacuto was really great at being there when I needed it but also staying out of the way.

Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think. Thanks for watching!

If I lived around NYC, you wouldn't catch me going down there I don't think! Are these guys opening up a can of worms? Can the police arrest them for documenting themselves breaking the law?

(Photo credit: snap from the video)

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  1. Awesome story. Just hope that they stay safe and to not have people pursue them due to increased awareness of their activities. Again, compelling story :)

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