Freefly Systems – 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.

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.

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.