Once upon a time, well, actually TWICE upon a time, I’ve had the distinct honor to work with Jeb Corliss on 360 video productions while at GoPro. We’ve SCUBA dove (dived?) with sharks for a week at sea, spent a few days jumping out of an airplane over Florida, and we’ve flown in a helicopter together over the Great Wall of China, (although I landed back with the chopper those times)…
Out of all of it, I am most anxious about his safety flying wingsuits than I was diving with him surrounded by curious Bull sharks, (lost in clouds of milk, and blinky LEDs, at night, wtf was I thinking). Thankfully, I’ve been reassured on multiple occasions by Jeb’s attentiveness to detail and respect for the people working around and with him.
That said, Jeb IS crazy, a certain kind of crazy genius when it comes to understanding risk and figuring out how to maximize the experiences that life has to offer. I’ve been very fortunate to share in some pretty intense conversations with him during and outside of our various productions. He is one of the very few people I have a hard time disagreeing with; he’s confirmed that some of my own weird thinking is legitimate, and has convinced me to revisit some of my assumptions about humanity and how to lead the life I want to live. I hope I get to hang out with him again and pick up where we left off with some of our crazier conversations, because not only is it fun to see him think and get passionate, but it’s also good to get my perspectives slapped around by a master.
Jeb has been an inspiration and his latest work continues to live up to his standards. This 360 video can be viewed on the computer but is best viewed immersively on your phone or headset. Leave a comment if you have any troubles, I’ll try to help.
PS. If you don’t know the wingsuit pilot that Jeb is honoring with this video, click here to read (and watch) more about Uli Emanuele.