The African Guide to Balloon Safari

SHOT BYBart van den Boogaard, Carl Derks

DIRECTORBart van den Boogaard



This is the guide to African ballooning safari. Enjoy the adventure first hand. This video guide explains all aspects from what to bring to things to see.

The video is presented by the highly experienced guides from Hot Air Balloon safaris that fly all year long in one of the most spectacular sites in the world: the Maasai Mara in Kenya.

Technical notes:
Story line based on spontaneous behavior on 3 flights and some ground presentation. No previous experience with shooting from a Balloon. Balloon travels fast for 24p motion and you need to compensate by panning in the opposite direction.

Material used:
GH4 + Lumix 100-300 on basket videohead mount.
GH2 + Lumix 100-300 on basket videohead mount.
Lumix 12-35mm
Gopro2 for one shot
SONY HX9v pointing at Captain on gorillatripod
Lavmic on Roland R05