The weird and wonderful world of Disney/Pixar animation has always inspired me wondering what on earth they will come up with next!
Superb storylines, oh-so-real animation, stunning visual techniques and classic punchlines. National Geographic wanted to take a concept from the movie 'Up' and simply transform it from the big screen to reality!
We've all seen those magnificent scenes of the floating house, raised by thousands of balloons, swept away through mid-air. But could it really work in real life? As many would say it's not possible, others begged to differ.
Kao vlasnik Libris komunikacija i voditelj edukacijskih programa u Velikoj Britaniji i Hrvatskoj, Peter donosi dodatnu vrijednost u ZIMO kroz nove marketinške i komunikacijske ideje, alate, naputke i praktične savjete.
On March 5, at a private airfield somewhere east of Los Angeles, National Geographic Channel together with an optimistic yet confident team of scientists, engineers, and two world-class balloon pilots decided to put it to the test.
Using more than 300 helium-filled weather balloons tired together, they were successfully able to lift a specially constructed replica of the house from the movie into the air for over an hour before heading back safely to earth. At its peak, the house flew as high as 10,000 feet.
The filming of the event, from a private airstrip, will be part of a new National Geographic Channel series called How Hard Can it Be?, which is set to be broadcast by the end of the year. The hard work, planning and time invested into the project was all worth it just to see the house slowly, elegantly gliding through the clear blue sky. Sometimes, it really is amazing what can be achieved.
These incredible images (below) provided by National Geographic capture a few of the amazing moments in run up to the event and from inside the replica house.