Now use your telephoto lens for the next three acts.
Feverish activity all around me.
Focus in on those two high jumps. The distance markers would be infinity for the most of you.
High jumps! This is where I catch up with my newsreel past. I focus in on the high jumps, using my two eyes. How familiar they look, those wooden ramps sitting out in the water, waiting for breathtaking feats of aquatic agility. Sure enough, here come "The Rampmasters"—Laverne, Brad and Rollie—and what they do is every bit as dazzling as it was on the silver screen. Two go over the jump, and the third one crosses under them while they are still in the air.
Stills: follow 'em over. Shoot!
After that, all three go over the jump together. I like the precision and the speed of the skiers and of the motorboats. I marvel that the three men don't become entangled—never to be disentangled—in each other's ropes.
Here's your Helicopter Spin, folks. Watch Brad. Be ready for this one.
Brad does a Helicopter Spin—a complete turn in midair.
There he goes! Shoot!
Brad lands safely and skis out of camera range.