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We began producing Hot Air Ballooning videos in the late '80's.  Our Crew training video "From the Ground Up" is used by pilots and ballooning events around the globe. All our videos are now being released on DVD.  The DVD's include a digitally re-mastered Crew Training production with a condensed training segment to help new crew get a quick start, as well as clips that may be used by Aerostar and FireFly balloon pilots to train their crew in more detail. Contact

Our thanks to Dan Sherrill for suggesting we include hot air ballooning in our video work. Also, we greatly appreciate the Central Texas Balloon Association, whose members have participated in many of our videos.

 

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We also produce promotional videos and documentaries for balloon festivals. Please contact us  for quotes!

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Hot Air Balloon Crew Training

"From the
Ground
Up"


Produced at the request of & in association with experienced balloon pilots & crew, this tape takes you through the entire process of setting up, launching, chasing, recovering & packing balloons. Instructs persons on the components, safety precautions and skills necessary to successfully crew for hot air ballooning. This is the second edition of the tape first produced in 1989.

"From the lighthearted overviews to the step-by-step instruction, this video provides a clear explanation of crew training techniques."        Donna Cook Eastman, Ballooning Magazine

Now available on re-mastered DVD! This production has been used for years to give crew knowledge in setting up, launching, chasing, deflating and packing a hot air balloon.
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1 hour +

The DVD presentation includes new details on crewing, a 20 minute quick overview, as well  as clips for Aerostar & FireFly balloonists!
 

     

Rusty Does the
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

or - Why I woke up at 4 a.m. 7 days in a row

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32 minute video produced balloon pilot Rusty Kaim's of the largest hot air ballooning event in the world.  DVD includes clips of the 2002 America's Challenge Gas Balloon Race;  the Mass Accession;  a huge moon glow and a glow featuring special shapes; a fireworks show; many special shapes; Remote Controlled Hot Air Balloons; beautiful shots set to soaring music.   This is the DVD many have asked us for and are now able to provide thanks to Rusts work!

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Fiesta DVD


32 minutes

Sunrise Sunset Series
   

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Order all (4) Sunrise Sunset DVD's for $60.00 + $4.95 s/h   - You pay for 3 and we send one free!

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The four tapes in the Sunrise Sunset series came about from requests that balloonists made for us to compile our ballooning footage into videos they could enjoy & share with others. We strive to provide just the right music to back the balloons.


There are now four DVD's in the series that take you from the hot air balloon factories of England, to the mountains of central Mexico. The tapes include scenes shot over Andrews Air Force Base in Washington D.C., competitions from Texas and Baltimore, as well as just neat scenes of people having fun ballooning.

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"If you want to show your friends what it is like to get hooked on ballooning"

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Sunrise Sunset I


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The best shots from our early years set  to music. Entertaining, educational & promotional.

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Sunrise Sunset I DVD


30 minutes

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Sunrise Sunset II

Three part video; 1) tours of British balloon factories. 2) Highlight clips of the Andrews AFB Armed Forces Day Air Show & Kodak Balloon Race. 3) Highlights from the Guanajuato, Mexico balloon race.

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picture from Phantom's Sunrise Sunset II hot air balloon DVD"Typical PPI video- beautifully composed, skillfully edited, with just the right combination of music & natural sound effects to bring the viewer into the events shown....If you're looking for a gift or want a video available for sale to first time passengers, Sunrise Sunset II is a sure bet!"

Ruth Ludwig, Ballooning Magazine

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Sunrise Sunset II DVD

32 minutes

     

Sunrise Sunset III
The Competitive Spirit (25 min)

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Takes a style similar to Sunrise Sunset I. Some pilot and crew competition sequences, but mostly great balloon scenes and beautiful music. Captures the incredibly friendly competitive spirit.

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Great balloon scenes and beautiful music. Captures the incredibly friendly competitive spirit.

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Sunrise Sunset III DVD


25 minutes

     

Sunrise Sunset IV

 Rusty's launch for MCET/NASA 
 

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Beautiful flights and music

Opening video appeared in a series of NASA/MCET educational satellite broadcasts on the "elements," then was made available on CD to schools & the National Air & Space Museum. In another sequence, the chase crew ran off the map and out of roads. Landowner had plane that he was willing to take up and look for the balloon. Backed by dynamic music!

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30 minutes

Balloon Festival Series
   

picture from Phantom's Sunrise Sunset II hot air balloon DVDGuanajuato, Mexico
Ten days of perfect flying in the mountains and valleys of Central Mexico.
Multiple balloons rise over  mountains and land near small villages, pilots fly box  winds and move around each other with ease, chase crews wind mountain roads and provide excellent support. This tape captures the beauty of balloon flight and international relationships in a spectacular part of the world. This tape is backed by beautiful music from the city's symphony and includes other musical segments of the Mexican culture.

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"This unique video does an excellent job of drawing you in to share the enjoyment that was experienced by the balloonists during this special balloon event. Every adventure seeking balloonist will surely enjoy viewing this video story many times."

Glen Allen, HOT AIR, a publication of the Plano Texas Balloon Club

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Guanajuato Mex DVD


59 minutes

     

Kodak & Andrews Air Force Base
Washington DC
Hot Air Balloon Races

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Washington DC This event allows balloon pilots to fly in otherwise very controlled air space. The tape captures the flights over the field and into the country-side. Clips of the air show include the Air Force Thunderbirds and other aircraft.

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Washington DC DVD


31 minutes

     

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The 1997 Alpine, Texas
Hot Air Balloon Rally

30 minute video set in the West Texas town of Alpine.  Blue skies and a wonderful crew person who is vision impaired. 

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Alpine DVD
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30 minutes

     
     

Poteet Strawberry
Hot Air Balloon Festival

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The Poteet Strawberry Festival which holds its annual event in April (100,000 visitors to the community of three thousand), staged the Strawberry Balloon Festival for the 2nd year. Competitive flights were flown in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. The event's moon glow is captured from the air by helicopter.

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Poteet Balloon DVD


34 minutes

     

Preakness 1991

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Fast paced documentary of the hot air balloon races held prior to the Preakness horse race in Baltimore, Maryland. We captured all aspects of the event from pilot registration & briefings to launch, competition and award ceremonies. Video focuses on setup, flights, landing and recovery of the balloons participating in the event.

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1991 Maryland Preakness Celebration hot air balloon photo"Please accept our warmest thanks for producing such a wonderful tape capturing the many delightful moments of the Maryland Preakness Hot Air Balloon Competition! You have done a magnificent job in featuring all aspects of our balloon festivities!"

Sandra W. Cuneo, Exec Dir., Maryland Preakness

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91 Preakness DVD

30 minutes
     

Preakness 1992

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Great scenes of flying over the Baltimore area and great MOON GLOWS. The Klondike Bear, the Famous Footwear shoe & other great shapes.

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92 Preakness DVD

30 minutes

     

The Fort Worth International Balloon Rodeo

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Festival attracted over 60 balloons from all over the country. Box winds, usually non-existent in this part of Texas, made the Saturday morning competition particularly interesting.

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It began with a "Moonshine" and included a "key grab" event for a 1993 Chevy truck.  We show a pilot evaluating various launch sites in the "key grab" event and another launching quickly after the "hare balloon" mistakenly launched early. Multiple balloons are seen hurriedly launching to compete in the evening's flight.

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58 minutes

     

Harris Branch

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Forty balloons participated in this event that includes some of the greatest scoring scenes we've documented.

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Multiple balloons arrive in line to throw markers, while others have launched from totally different directions, yet manage to come right across the target, some only a few feet off the ground!

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Harris Branch DVD


35 minutes
     

Balloon Pilot Quotes

Very good job on the tape   - It will be very helpful to my crew, Great   - Very good. Will be used a lot!!

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I really enjoyed this tape, because I set-up and pack the balloon exactly the way you demonstrated.

I saw it at a Safety Seminar . REALLY GOOD!

     
 

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All videos originally shot on SVHS and remastered to DV.

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Our thanks to Dan Sherrill for suggesting we include hot air ballooning in our video work. Also, we greatly appreciate the Central Texas Balloon Association, whose members have participated in many of our videos.


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