The Balloonist

Filmed in collaboration with ARRI and Mindcastle, The Balloonist chronicles one pilot’s passion for flight and the sense of freedom and newfound perspective that comes with the craft. The Balloonist is the world’s first story filmed with the ALEXA Mini.


Gear

Alexa Mini

Alexa Mini

The next iteration in ARRI’s ALEXA line of cameras designed for nimble movements and streamlined productions.
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Cinestar 8 and MōVI M10

Cinestar 8

A robust aerial system that delivers incredibly smooth footage in a package favored by pro filmmakers.
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MōVI M15

MōVI M15

Freefly’s cinema-ready camera movement system designed for the most demanding filming environments.
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MōVI Controller

MōVI Controller

A pro-grade remote controller designed to expand the potential of Dual Operator Mode on the MōVI.
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Behind the Scenes

Get the inside look at how Freefly and Mindcastle filmed The Balloonist over the course of an afternoon in November 2014. See the first ALEXA Mini prototype at work with the MōVI M15 and CineStar 8 platforms.Watch Now


Special Thanks

Freefly and Mindcastle would like to thank the fine team at Airial Hot Air Balloon Flights along with Michael Jonas, David Bermbach, and Snehal Patel in help making this collaboration possible.