Hanging around at 11,000ft

Hanging around at 11,000ft

It was up, up and away filming Blue Peter presenter Matt Baker’s attempt to set a new tandem hang-gliding record with pilot Judy Leden.

It was essential not only to get a bird’s eye view but also to record everything they said during the attempt — not easy when they both had to wear oxygen masks.

To give viewers a feeling of what it’s like to hang from a hang-glider online casino at 11,000 feet up in the sky, I had to fit multiple cameras and various sound recording equipment, yet keep the weight a minimum.

After waiting nearly two years for the right conditions to make the attempt, the feeling of success was somewhat overwhelming when, not only did all the cameras work and Matt and Judy’s voices could clearly be heard, but also, a new record was set.