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Pyramid of Glasses

This is the tallest pyramid of glasses I have ever seen - when the camera pans down, it just keeps panning and panning... it's amazing. Watch as the guy puts the very last glass on top... will he make it? I was nervous for him.

Pyramid Of Glasses - Amazing videos are here


this was held in holland, the guy shouting in the end says: 103(referring to the number of layers i suppose), we made it. A new world record.
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Not to be the cinema police or anything, but a "pan down" is more accurately called a "tilt." A pan is used to describe horizontal motion from a fixed axis, while a tilt is used to describe vertical motion from a fixed axis.

While it IS possible to perform a pan while the camera is in motion, that isn't the case in this shot (sometimes, as in Hitchcock's Rear Window, zooms and tracking shots are combined to create a radical shift in the depth of field of a shot).

The beginning of the shot is a "zoom," in which the optics create the illusion of pulling back, not to be confused with a "tracking" shot, in which the camera actually does physically pull back, push forward, or travel sideways (usually on dolly track).
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I'd fear for the people standing close to the base of the pyramid. It looks like they had some sort of plexiglass barrier, but can you imagine a mountain of glass shards blowing out in your direction?
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OK maybe it is just the anarchist in me but I really wanted to see the whole pile collapse... safely of course.. but what a sight that would be!

smashy smashy
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blm, they really must be strong. I was thinking of the weight of all those glasses on top and why wouldn't the glasses below be crushed? Or at least the stems broken?
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