Warning: This could turn your world upside-down

Rarely is a clip so sick it actually makes you feel sick, but that’s Jason Paul’s Running Illusions.
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By Alex Hazle

See the video in the above player for a behind-the-scenes look at how the film was made, with commentary from Jason Paul and the crew behind the cameras, phones and the very ideas that make Running Illusions such a wacky clip.

Imagine waking up one day to find your whole world – quite literally – upside-down. Your bed is on the ceiling. Things get weirder when you go downstairs to the kitchen for breakfast. Or is that upstairs?

This is where most normal people would start to freak out and probably throw up. But Jason Paul and freerunning friend Pavel Petkuns aren’t normal people, and this clip is one trompe l’oeil after another as they go out into the world as we think we know it and turn our perceptions on their heads with more and more illusions of perspective.

Jason Paul and Pavel Petkuns look big and small due to a track in perspective for the Running Illusions film.
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To create a clip like Running Illusions, a number of factors come into play. You need to be awesome at freerunning, approach everything you do from a gymnastic point of view with perfect timing and the perfect angle, and have the imagination to see how every shot, trick and stunt works. Jason Paul and Pavel Petkuns have that in abundance.

Watch the full Running Illusions clip below.

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