2011 was an amazing year of new projects and collaborations. Already started in January with an aerial camera work for the NHK Japan television in Château-d'Oex. I filmed during the 3 days of competition all the aerial footage from the hot air balloon of John Armstrong. Followed with some amazing video projects with pilots on the airshows of Dittingen and Sion like the Bronco, the Rafale, the F/A-18 Hornet, the Captens, the Edge 540 and the Cobra of Flying Bulls . I made the trailer for the Swiss National Championship 2011 in Bex. In July I met my friends of Handiflight again and filmed the event all the week under the rain. And my biggest aviation project this year : I filmed the World Aerobatic Championships in Foligno (Italy) for the FAI in September.

Beside my principal work on aviation we also filmed some beautiful firedance videos with Franziska like "Sparkling Fire", "Bright Eyes" and other FairyWings dance videos like "FairyWings in the Woods". I also used some interesting new gear this year. All the videos with Franziska were shot with my Sony NEX-VG10 or my Sony NEX-5n. After about 6 years with my Sony Z1 I work now with a Sony PMW-320 XDCAM.

Working alone on airshows, running with all the video material, installing onboard video cameras, making interviews, etc... is really hard. This year I recieved a lot of help from pilots and friends and I would like especially to thank Franziska and Tahan for their great help on the tarmac around airplanes ! I would also like to thank all pilots who gave me the possibility to install my onboard cameras on their aircrafts or allowed me to use their onboard footage !

Many thanks to : Franziska Neuhaus, Saeko Konishi, Arnaud Favre, Pierrick Duvoisin, Daniel Ramseier, Sarah Ramseier, Brian Jones, Rob Rickards, Steve Derwin, Michael Amtmann, Harald Weber, Dieter Andries, Guillaume Féral, Ludovic Bejot, Martin Cotting, Jens Sternberg, Dorine Bourneton, Steve Darwin, Michel Barras, Yves Rossy, Jérôme Cusin, Emiliano Del Buono, Urs Winkelmann, Dittingen Airshow team, Xavier Buffa, Alain Bes, Tahan Pangaribuan, Marianne Shaw, Adam Shaw, Vito Wyprächtiger, Yves Heller, Blacky Schwarz, Ralph Knittel, Michaël Broccard, Jean-Marc Badan, Faustine Carrera, Andrea Artoni, Dario Costa, Irene Pasini, Cristian Giorgetti, Hanspeter Rohner, Martin Sonka, Francois Rallet, Rob Holland, Nigel Hopkins, Nicolas Ivanoff, Aude Lemordant, Svetlana Kapanina and Graham Hill.

Video gear and equipment :

Sony PMW-320 XDCAM EX
Sony HVR-Z1 HDV
Sony NEX-VG10
Sony NEX-5n
Sony 50mm F1.8 A-mount
Sony 16mm F2.8 E-mount
Tamron 90mm F2.8 A-mount
Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 A-mount
GoPro HD
Contour HD
Drift HD170
Shoot35 DSLRmount & CINEfocus r2
Kessler Crane Philip Bloom Pocket Dolly™
Glidecam HD 4000

Filmed and edited by Yannick Barthe, yannickbarthe.ch. Music by Daft Punk, M83 & Big Black Delta - Fall (Remixed By M83 vs. Big Black Delta) from the Tron Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Edited on Final Cut Pro 7. Graded with Red Giant MBL.

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