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Old November 25th, 2010, 11:54 AM   #1
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UWOL 18 - Aerial Perspective (Not for Judging)

Hey all, I posted this in the Shark Tank. Catherine said I should put it here. Enjoy if you haven't seen it before.

Ever since "Planet Earth," I've wanted to take a camera up in a balloon. Finally, I did.

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Old November 25th, 2010, 12:47 PM   #2
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really nice stuff...was it hard to get smooth shots in a balloon??
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Old November 25th, 2010, 01:07 PM   #3
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Looks like the ultimate steady cam to me.

As I stated in the shark tank thread, I am a big fan of this film.
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Old November 25th, 2010, 01:37 PM   #4
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Now I know how hawks and eagles lives :-)

Ryan, this was amazing and breathtaking. You did a very good job in making this so stable. The best shots was the sequences where you was close to the ground. I was waiting to watch for birds taking off beneath.

The music was nice and fit the piece well, where did you find it?
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Old November 25th, 2010, 04:48 PM   #5
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This is really beautiful, Ryan. Thanks for putting it up. You've captured evdrything needed to make an effective ballooning piece, and, wow, what a day you picked to do it on. Where exactly was this, ie. what is the small river that appears several times?
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Old November 25th, 2010, 09:46 PM   #6
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@John

Yes, it is hard to get smooth shots, but only insofar as you can "control" the situation. I went up with a friend and the pilot. So only 3 of us, so it was easy to get everyone to hold still for 10-30 seconds at a time. This is my second time only and so the first time, with a larger group, it can get a little shaky as people do subtle things like shifting their weight between their feet.


@Per Johan

I agree completely. If I was piloting (hehe) I would fly low all the time. I think the shots are most compelling from "tree top" level.

The music is the opening titles track from the film "The Island" by Steve Jablonsky.


@ Steve

It was down near Charlottesville, Virginia. About 2 hours southwest from Washington DC.

I couldn't tell you what river it was. It was a rather small one, not moving very much and somewhat shallow.
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Old November 26th, 2010, 05:01 AM   #7
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wow, wow, wow ! Very cool material indeed fella.
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Old November 26th, 2010, 05:16 AM   #8
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Ryan, thank you for taking UWOL up into the air. This was amazing and FUN to watch!
I look forward to your next videos.
Keep up your good work.
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Old November 28th, 2010, 12:17 AM   #9
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Ryan, that was very nice. Relaxing and well done. It's really too bad you did not trim it a bit and submit if for the round. Personally some of the views from above show more "Intimate Detail" than you see on the ground: the old adage "not able to see the forest for the trees" comes to mind.
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