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Crash kills Blair Witch cameraman
The Blair Witch Project
Fredericks was best known for his work on The Blair Witch Project
Neal Fredericks, the cinematographer of the hit horror movie The Blair Witch Project, has died in a plane crash while shooting an independent film.

The 35-year-old was filming aerial shots when the accident happened in the Florida Keys on Saturday.

Director Daniel Zirilli survived the crash along with a co-producer, a first camera assistant and the pilot.

He said Fredericks was unable to free himself from a safety harness before the plane was submerged in water.

Although Fredericks was best known for The Blair Witch Project, he had worked on up to 30 independent films, including Ryan Schifrin's Abominable.

He was born in California and went on to study film-making at the University of Baltimore, where he met the people with whom he worked on The Blair Witch Project.


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