Menschen beim Versuch, zum ersten Mal vom 10-Meter-Turm zu springen

10erInteressantes Experiment von Axel Danielson & Maximilien Van Aertryck, die Menschen auf einen Zehner geschickt haben, die noch nie aus dieser Höhe gesprungen sind, und die Debütanten bei ihrem inneren Kampf gefilmt haben. Sah vor meinem ersten Sprung wohl ähnlich aus – und wurde auch beim zweiten und dritten Mal nicht wirklich besser. Muss ich trotz ziemlichem Adrenalinkick nicht mehr haben…

Our objective in making this film was something of a psychology experiment: We sought to capture people facing a difficult situation, to make a portrait of humans in doubt. We’ve all seen actors playing doubt in fiction films, but we have few true images of the feeling in documentaries. To make them, we decided to put people in a situation powerful enough not to need any classic narrative framework. A high dive seemed like the perfect scenario.

Through an online advertisement, we found 67 people who had never been on a 10-meter (about 33 feet) diving tower before, and had never jumped from that high. We paid each of them the equivalent of about $30 to participate — which meant climbing up to the diving board and walking to its edge. We were as interested in the people who decided to climb back down as the ones jumping.

(via Ronny)