Rodney Ascher's short film about a freefalling parachutist

Yesterday, Mark posted a first-person video shot by a skydiver who fell three miles without a chute and lived. A few years ago, my old friend Rodney Ascher made a fantastic short film about a similar event during WWII:

Triumphofvictory"Triumph of Victory" is a reenactment of a WWII airman's similar fall. I ballparked the amount of time he'd've spent airborne based on a terminal velocity equation I found online. Shot in a little studio in Bernal Heights, San Francisco, and starring Sean Kelly of the late, lamented Spanganga art space.