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Watch: How to Shoot 100 Feet Off the Ground (Don't Try This at Home!)

Photo of Paula Bernstein By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire September 24, 2013 at 11:16AM

In the video, The New York Times videojournalist gives a glimpse of what he went through in shooting a story about a window cleaner in New York City (again, don't try this at home!).
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Screen grab from "Shooting a Story on a Window Washer"
Screen grab from "Shooting a Story on a Window Washer"

Back in August, The New York Times profiled a veteran New York City window cleaner and posted a video interview of him, "What It's Like to Be a Window Clear in New York City." Recently, the New York Times videojournalist David Frank posted a video about how he shot the story (and conquered his fears in the process).

In the video, The New York Times videojournalist gives a glimpse of what he went through in shooting a story about a window cleaner in New York City (again, don't try this at home!). It gives you just a tiny inkling of what it must have been like for the filmmakers of "Mission: Impossible - The Ghost Protocol" to shoot Tom Cruise 1,700 feet off the ground on the side of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, 123 stories up the sheer face of the world’s tallest building.

We're amazed at the lengths filmmakers (and video journalists) go to in order to capture the shot -- remember just last week when we wrote about the person who strapped a GoPro camera to an eagle to film the world from a bird's eye view?

Check out the video below:

And here's the original story:

This article is related to: Filmmaker Toolkit: Production, New York Times, New York City, Video







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