A few months ago, we featured Alex Honnold as our artist of the week for his inspirational role as the free-climbing subject of Free Solo. Now, the film’s creator, Jimmy Chin, is getting all the attention — not only from us, but from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (you know, the guys that give out the Oscars) and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Both organizations recently named Free Solo best documentary of 2019. Chin is a climber first, photographer second and filmmaker third. His cinematography work has been featured on National Geographic and Solo is the second full-length feature Chin has created with his production company, Camp 4 Collective. Check out a few things he has learned along the way.
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