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THE NuMBErs GaME mILes FLoWN: 117,376 oN FILm cRasHes: 366 bRoKeN IPHoNes DURING FILmING: 6 mb oF FooTaGe: 999,819 cLose caLLs WITH ImmIGRaTIoN: 7 UNexPecTeD aIRPoRT cHaRGes: £650 APPROx TImes VIDeo Was caLLeD oFF DURING FILmING: 2 baRsPINs FILmeD: 231 TabLes FILmeD: 152 IcePIcKs FILmeD: 180 LoNGesT TIme aTTemPTING oNe sINGLe TRIcK: 3 DAYS

PHOTOS BY: RICKY ADAM, IAN MORRIS, COREY MARTINEZ, RYAN FUDGER, JOHN DYE & JAMES COX.


COMMITMENT GEOFF HAD TO ENDURE A 3 DAY WAIT TO FINALLY GET THIS TRICK DONE, AS ON THE FIRST ATTEMPT IT WENT A LITTLE WRONG, LEAVING HIM WITH WHAT WE NOW KNOW WAS A BROKEN THUMB. AS IF WAITING 3 DAYS TO GO BACK WASN'T BAD ENOUGH, THE RETURN VISIT WAS DONE A FEW HOURS BEFORE THE FLIGHT HOME FROM SOUTH AFRICA, AND ON ARRIVAL SECURITY WERE ABOUT TO DROP A HUGE CONTAINER RIGHT AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS, (WHICH YOU CAN SEE IN THE BACKGROUND) JUST TO ADD TO THE NERVES. SECURITY WERE KIND ENOUGH TO HOLD THEIR OPERATION AND LET GEOFF GET ON WITH HIS BUSINESS, WHICH HE DID, FIRST TIME ON THIS OCCASION, I DON'T THINK HIS BODY WOULD HAVE HELD UP TO MUCH MORE. WHAT FOLLOWS IS A PICTORIAL BEHIND THE SCENES FROM THE MAKING OF THIS VIDEO & THE TRIPS WE HAVE BEEN ON, BUT THIS PHOTO JUST FELT LIKE IT NEEDED A BIT OF EXPLANATION.


BaTTErEd & BruIsEd by james cox

MY TRIPOD AND GLIDECAM ARE PROBABLY THE TWO TOOLS THAT GOT THE MOST HEAVY USAGE WHILST MAKING THIS DVD. THEY’VE BEEN CARRIED ROUND ON MY BACK THROUGH CITIES AND TOWNS ALL OVER THE WORLD, TOSSED IN A MULTITUDE OF VANS, BUSES, LUGGAGE HOLDS AND BIKE BAGS, AND ALTHOUGH BATTERED AND BRUISED, STILL LIVE TO TELL THE TALE. THE GLIDECAM IS HELD TOGETHER ALMOST ENTIRELY WITH TAPE, IN A FIXED POSITION THAT CAN’T BE ADJUSTED ANYMORE. OVER THE COURSE OF A SESSION, IT WILL SLOWLY REVOLVE AGAINST THE TAPE, AND CONSTANTLY NEEDS RE-BALANCING. ONLY ONE OF THE TRIPOD’S LEGS FULLY EXTENDS, AND SHARP SCREWS IN THE BODY ARE EXPOSED WHERE PLASTIC COVERS HAVE BEEN SMASHED AND GRATED OFF OVER TIME. UNLESS YOU KNOW ITS WAYS, MOUNTING AND REMOVING THE CAMERA FROM THE TRIPOD PLATE IS NEAR ON IMPOSSIBLE. DESPITE ALL THIS, I LOVE MY TIRED, SCARRED OLD EqUIPMENT, AS IT SERVES AS A CONSTANT REMINDER OF THE HUGE ADVENTURE THAT MAKING THIS DVD HAS BEEN.



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