What does it mean to survive in the world of filmmaking? For content creators working on location, in addition to keeping ourselves alive, we have to be creative, innovative, and able to perform under pressure — to do whatever it takes to get the shot. Whether we’re shooting extreme sports, adventures in the outback, or episodic television, once we hit “record” (or release the shutter, or roll the film, or tap the screen), the pressure is on and we need to be equipped to handle it. These collected nuggets of (somewhat unorthodox) knowledge from my travels around the world shooting content for broadcast television, documentaries, and feature films should help you out the next time you’re headed into the danger zone.
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