"This rickety old suspension bridge in Japan is the stuff of nightmares. The sound of the wind adds to the dreadfulness."
Do watch the entire video, then consider the following:
- Does it bother you as much as it bothered me that most of the time the camera is NOT centered over the narrow two-board walkway, instead being aimed a few inches to the right?
- Did you feel any physical sensations while watching this? My stomach always does flip flops when watching something like this, even though I know it is only a video.
- Is that real or nervous laughter we hear near the end? Was the photographer scared shitless the whole time?
- The over-the-top ricketiness at around 6:30 in the video practically made me, oh, I don't know, maybe FALL OFF MY CHAIR WITH THE STOMACH FLIP FLOPPING?!
- Did you consider in any detail what would happen if, say, the photographer's foot had slipped off the walkway and plunged between the wires? He probably wouldn't have plummeted to the bottom of the canyon, but still... ouch.
If I were to re-create this video, I would consider doing it as follows:
- Tie the video camera to a 20+-foot rope. Or maybe a bungee cord.
- At some particularly scary spot in the video, drop the camera -- continuing to record, of course -- over the side of the bridge while I kept hold of the rope.
- Back at my computer, edit the video at the point when it hits the end of the rope to go to a non-moving image filmed with the camera lying stationary on the ground. Have about 30 seconds of that, then go to black.
- This would probably not be a candidate for America's Funniest Home Videos.