Free Soloing El Capitan – A bit about how they filmed it

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This is fun!

I suspect that many of you have seen the previews for “Free Solo” or maybe you've seen the movie?

I haven't yet seen it but i'm fascinated by the story.

And of course, as a filmmaker, I wanted to know more about the “how” side of making the film.

While this isn't the whole story, it is a fascinating piece to hear more about how the crew documented this incredible feat.

Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, the directors of the documentary “Free Solo,” discuss how they captured rock climber Alex Honnold’s free solo climb (without any ropes, harnesses or protective equipment) of Yosemite’s El Capitan in June 2017.

The film crew was challenged to record his incredible achievement without affecting Honnold’s climb. Free Solo is in open nationwide in theaters and opens in IMAX theaters across the country Jan 11.

The movie was nominated for an Academy Award Information is available at…

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Here's the first video I saw on this topic… well worth the 11 minutes


(cover photo credit: snap from the video)

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