Thanks to this video, I started a new company: RailDigital.com A Digital Agency.
We sent my son's favorite train "Stanley" to space in a weather balloon with a HD camera and an old cell phone for GPS. He was recovered 27 miles away in a corn field and we got some great footage of the trip. This video documents the journey from liftoff to landing.
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My 4 year old and Stanley are inseparable like Calvin and Hobbes. He's been attached to him since he was two, and they play, sleep and do everything together. I animated Stanley's face with After Effects and Photoshop to bring him to life how I imagine my son sees him.
I used a Canon Rebel T2i for the documentary footage, and a Kodak Pocket Zi6 inside the box for footage of the train. I followed all the FAA guidelines and also called them 15 min before launch to make sure no planes were in the path. I didn't want Stanley to be a murderer.