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UNDERCITY New York City urban exploration w STEVE DUNCAN, dir. Andrew Wonder





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Published on Jan 2, 2011

This is a film I made after some adventures underground with Steve Duncan ( last summer. We also have a teaser video which you can watch on my vimeo page (​5752275).

Steve and I just completed another underground expedition with Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge (​wiki/​Erling_Kagge). It was featured in a three page article on the front page of the NY Times metro section and was written by Alan Feuer (​2011/​01/​02/​nyregion/​02underground.html). We were also covered by NPR's Jacki Lyden who's report will be aired on 1/2/11 and posted on NPR's site.

Shot on a canon 5d mkii with canon 24 f/1.4 (version 1) with the zacuto rapid fire, Zoom H4N and a sennheiser g2 wireless lav. The zacuto was really great at being there when I needed it but also staying out of the way.

Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think. Thanks for watching!

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Sarah Tiplady
The is the best film Owen Wilson's made in ages.
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Dan Peterson
Hell no Sarah.. you did not just ruin that entire video with your awesome wit.
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I honestly enjoyed these 30 mins of video more than anything i've seen on Discovery Channel. The climbing, urban exploration, the history, the talk with the homeless - it gave a lot of insight - thanks for sharing! :) cheers, from Sweden.
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Maria Kokkoti
the UPCOMING Urban Explorers......(& also groundbreaking) >>> nice!
30 minutes!? fuck, I lost track of time watching this...
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B.K. Price
"Don't do this at home." Well, since I don't have a gigantic suspension bridge in my home, I won't.
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SuperElevator Man3000
B.K. Price I don't have a gigantic subway system in my home. :P (so I go outside of that xdddddd)
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Marlissa Cunningham
I understand for safety reasons why you're not supposed to go to a lot of these places. But they're SO INTERESTING. They really should give permits to documentarians occasionally to film and take stills of a lot of this beautiful history.
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it would ruin the adrenaline though, thats one of the main reasons people actually go down there, for the unknown
+Marlissa Cunningham NO! NEVER! That would totally destroy the reason for explorers to go down there! It would ruin the mystique. But I see what you're saying though.
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That bridge climb was intense.. I was shitting myself & i wasn't even there irl. Dam i hate heights. This guy has massive balls. MASSIVE..
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Carrado DeBartolo
you took the words right outta my mouth homie
the filming of the bridge climb was intense
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Gustave Frankfurter
Finally! Affordable housing in NY!
Affordable housing in NYC is like a few lottery wins to be displayed on news. the city is occupied by the wealthy from the outside...
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Michael Lucenti
Now this is an urban exploration video! Not like all those ones with little kids in them.
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Michael Lucenti I know right. no idiot wannabes wearing hoodies in sunglasses etc etc. awesome vid
Michael Lucenti I mean it's kinda natural, urban exploring is not the most rational thing in the world, and kids having underdeveloped frontal cortex leads to greater risk taking.
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Why the fuck do i feel tense watching this.
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Preferred Stock
Wow, this is a photographer's dream. Steve would be a great guide. Well done to the cameraman. People forget how hard it is to not only deal with the fear of the unknown but also having to carry all that equipment whilst climbing and descending. Respect! 
Preferred Stock fuck the weight of the equipment! I'm surprised that the bridge didnt collapse from the weight of their massive fucking balls!
Himps McGimps
wow that was supper neat Owen Wilson!
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Its Always Funny in Sillydelphia
Owen Wilson + Lil Dicky = that guy.
Come on man, don't disrespect Lil Dicky's father like that.
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