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  1. Hi everyone. I was hoping to get some feedback on a recent video project I was involved in. I was approached years ago by a producer to make a mini-doc about BASE jumping and Skydiving. We finally got around to making it and I've posted the link below. This was a passion project that edited down 8 years of footage, 3 hours of interview, and 3 hours of B-roll down to a 10 and a half minute story. I gave the producer complete creative freedom on this one so what you see is the same thing I saw for the first time. No changes have been made. I think they did a great job. It's been received really well so far and the producer is toying with the idea of making either a second episode or a longer version. We have TONS of footage but more importantly we have a lot of good interview material talking about various stories, memories, and a lot of science and psychology behind what we do. So my question is should we make another or a longer one? Is there anything people don't like? Here is the link to the video: https://youtu.be/i3VGqsBlD-I Here is how I first described the video: "Five years ago I met Jeremy Heslup when he was hired at the production house I was working at back in Cincinnati. We only knew each other in passing I was just starting my fall BASE trip that year and I quit my job when I returned. We stayed in contact over the years as I loved his work and he was intrigued by my lifestyle. We kept tossing around the idea of a video about my life as a BASE jumper. Through the ups and downs of the sport the idea constantly gained then lost momentum with me. These days Jeremy owns and runs Praemio which tells the story of the people behind interesting activities not just the activity itself. This format excited me. I wanted to tell my story, our story, the good and the bad. We aren't just jumpers we are real people - and very complicated people at that. This video is the culmination of 8 years of BASE footage, 3 hours of interview, and 3 hours of b-roll. I think Jeremy did a great job of editing it down to an 11 minute video. Not everyone is going to like what I have to say, but it's my story, and it's honest. I hope you enjoy." Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.
  2. The new "organizer" doesn't care about safety or liability. That's why he was told he wasn't welcome back at Bridge Day after 2011. Which is amusing since he is accusing other of having an ax to grind. Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.
  3. Welcome to DZ.com's Wing Suit Flying Forum. So how long you been on the internet? Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.
  4. I have seen several suits with this problem including mine. It's not really a problem with the suit but rather how the suit and your harness (specifically the laterals) fit on your body. The easy fix is to tie the zippers "the other way." In other words...if you are currently tying the bungie so that it is between your body and the harness, stop doing that, and instead tie the bungie so it is between your harness and your suit. (On the opposite side of the harness.) I hope that is descriptive enough. Since it depends on fit there doesn't seem to be one way that works well for everyone but switching it from one way to the other when there is a problem seems to work. Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.
  5. +1 When I was in Switzerland we were reviewing some video in the Horner. Dan Vicary happened to see and commented that my tail wing of my Colugo could be pressurizing faster. He modified it for me a couple hours later and now it pressurizes ridiculously fast. Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.
  6. Do you blame the plane and its pilot? Lets blame the moon because it was in a wrong phase. Nope. No where above did i even hint at placing blame. Actually maybe i did in a vague facetious way, but rather the WS pilot not the plane pilot. No one made him exit. All i was saying is it wasn't great conditions for a WS exit in the first place. Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.
  7. Giant suit + really fast plane + no flaps + weird sideways huck = spinny spinny? Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.
  8. I love lamp. Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.
  9. http://www.wlwt.com/national/who-is-stabbing-suspect-alex-hribal/25407476 Who wants to bet this kid was on some sort of behavioral modification drug(s)? Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.
  10. Pssst...i replied to your previous post with that link Interesting to see we drew similar if not the same conclusion. Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.
  11. I agree, i think that is part of the problem as well. People always want to scream and shout that something is wrong but then never want to make the effort to try and make it better. http://www.upworthy.com/a-guy-hung-an-offensive-sign-around-his-neck-to-make-a-solid-point-and-it-worked?g=2&c=ufb1 Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.
  12. http://www.wlwt.com/national/20-injured-in-Pa-high-school-stabbings/25391818?utm_campaign=wlwt5&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_source=Hootsuite Don't hate me for trying to spin this so fast...I'm really just trying to say how i honestly feel. When can we finally admit that as a country we have a severe mental health problem and not an access to weapons problem? Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.
  13. I would just modify that to say take a few cards but only use one. Reduces the risk of fraud and easier to track after the fact. If something happens to that single one you have been using then you have a least one more. I also recommend keeping the cards in different locations. That way if you lose it or are robbed you still have another. Several companies out there dont charge international fees anymore. I love my AMEX for it's security but Capital One doesnt charge foreign transaction fees and I have had great luck traveling abroad on their cards too. Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.
  14. Were you unimpressed because he didn't clean it from the ground? Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.
  15. Where did you take your FJC? Because in ours...and every other FJC I have ever witnessed gear identification and inspection is one of the first things you are taught. Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.