The Last Tightrope Dancer | Yerevan, Armenia 360 VR Video | Discovery TRVLR

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Meet Hovsep Beglaryan, one of the last living Armenian tightrope dancers. An orphan, Hovesp was trained by Zhora and Knyaz, once fierce competitors who united over their dedication to keep this art alive. Tightrope dancing, once an extremely respected art, has been fading from existence in recent years. A few decades ago there were more than 20 families practicing this art throughout Armenia but today there are only a few who continue the tradition.

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Directed by:
Addison O'Dea

Hovsep Beglaryan

Executive Producers:
Patrick J. Milling-Smith
Fredrik M. Frizell
Samantha Storr

Project Executive Producer:
Melissa Roldan

Executive Producer, Head of Production:
Mamta P. Trivedi

Executive Producer, Head of Post Production:
Luisa Murray

Executive Producer:
Rebecca Howard

Creative Producer:
Saschka Unseld

Executive in Charge of Production:
Jeffrey Abramson

Executive in Charge of Branded Experience:
Kyle Ranson-Walsh

Project Manager:
Amanda Phillips

Here Be Dragons
VR Director of Photography, Head of Camera:
Kate Wurzbacher

1st Assistant Camera:
Jonathan Irish

Field Producer:
Ari Palitz

Post Production Producer:
Curtis Augspurger

Lead Editor:
Matt Gelb

Alex Gamble

Assistant Editors:
Scott Beatty
Evan Bluestein
Marco Rosas
Stephen Shirk

Production Supervisor:
Courtney Nolen

Production Coordinator:
DeeAhna Hernandez

Associate Post Producer:
Jordan Stricklin

Post Development Coordinator:
Marisa DeMarini

Post Production Assistant:
Jeremy Long

Vault Manager:
Shawn Alston

Lauren Jones Conley
Emilie Firn

In Kind Sponsorships and Special Thanks
Fstop Backpacks
Lite Gear
Matthews Studio Equipment
Vitec Videocom Inc.

Armenia Crew
Line Producer:
Anna Zakharyan

Location Manager:
Erika Badalyan

Sound Engineer:
Arthur Khachatryan

Hamo Kocharyan

Liana Avetisyan

Production Assistant:
Stella Ter-Hakobyan

Producer Assistant:
Nora Ananyan

Stills Photographer:
Sye Williams

Additional Finishing
Original Music:
Justin D. Wright

Mix and Sound Design:
Ben O'Neill

Eric Cooper

Lance Koehler

Vihuela and Vocals:
Shae Fiol

Violin and Vocals:
Mireya Ramos

Latin Percussion:
Gianna Mano

David Weiss

Tim Schilling

Color by:
Apache Digital

Shane Reed
Taylor Black

Color Assistants:
Quinn Alvarez
Rigoberto Alvarez

Color Executive Producer
LaRue Anderson

Color Producer
Caitlin Forrest

Translations & Transcriptions Provided by:

Opening Sequence
Art Designer:
Joanna Neborsky

MGFX Artists:
Ken G. Lee
Thomas Wooh
Claudia Yi Leon
Tiffany Lin

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