How to film a free fall from 120,000 feet

July, 27, 2012
Expert skydiver and BASE jumper Felix Baumgartner soon will attempt to set the world record for highest free fall, as he drops toward Earth from a special balloon 120,000 feet in the air (the record is 102,800).

That's tough enough. But it's not the only task facing the team behind the Red Bull Stratos project. Filming and photographing it, too, will be quite the challenge. So as this video shows, Jay Nemeth and Red Bull Illume have some tricks up their stratospheric sleeves.

Patrick Dorsey works for SportsNation. He has worked for the Web and newspapers, had a cup of craft service coffee in film school, and played in one Division III golf tournament (he shot 105).



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