Since 1984, Las Vegas-based FlightLine Films has been providing aerospace, live television and motion picture producers with the highest quality in aerial cinematography services, and the company has pioneered visual documentation services for the privatization of space travel advances in the 21st century.
Flightline offers zero-gravity qualified crews and HD cameras for use in the cold vacuum of space, as well housings that allow even traditional cameras to operate in that hostile environment.
Flightline is designing and building the camera systems to document the Red Bull Stratos mission from multiple perspectives, with mounts on a ground-based tracker, in an airborne tracking system, in the capsule, and on Felix Baumgartner’s pressure suit.
FLIGHTLINE FILMS SERVICES:
› Ground based tracking using JLAIR self contained Mobile Optical Units.
› Traditional documentary crews for interviews, B-roll, and other components required for program production.
› Helicopter based systems include Gyron, Cineflex, Wescam and Eclipse camera mounts.
› Fixed wing mounts such as Lear Jet based Vectorvision. Temporary recording systems for military aircraft.
› Internally and Externally mounted HD cameras and transmitters for sub-orbital spacecraft.
› Crews experienced with working in zero gravity.
Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2014
September 30th, 2013 - Las Vegas Motor Speedway, NV
Flightline Films spent the day, in spectacular late summer weather, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to film the new online video promo for the upcoming Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2014. The daring and death-defying aerial maneuvering by Champion Red Bull Pilot Kirby Chambliss, was captured from several vantage points for this video montage.
With FlightLine's Tom Schaus piloting the helicopter, Jay Nemeth operated the exterior Gyron camera system mount for the aerial shots. The FlightLine ground crew captured the images from strategic locations along the raceway in high-speed digital capture.
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August 26 - 30, 2013, San Diego, CA
FlightLine Films was on hand for SPIE (The International Society for Optics and Photonics) at the San Diego Convention Center for the week leading up to Labor Day weekend.
Conferees were welcomed by the FlightLine Films' team with tours of the mobile broadcast studio and long-range optical tracking vehicle (JLAIR 1). Guests were also afforded a unique opportunity to view hands-on the actual space-flown cameras and electronic payload system that were used for the Red Bull Stratos mission.
For the plenary session, former SPIE President and SPIE Fellow, Joseph B. Houston gave introduction to "Optical Mission Behind the Stratos Project", presented by Dennis Fisher and Jay Nemeth of FlightLine Films.
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Space Tech Expo 2013
June 21, 2013, Long Beach, CA
FlightLine Films sets up shop at the 2013 Space Tech Expo conference. Aerospace cinematographer and guest speaker Jay Nemeth, founder of FlightLine Films, addresses the conferees with an overview of the company's latest achievement with the Red Bull Stratos Mission.