Air Born highlights the majestic natural resource that is Grand Teton National Park from a vantage point only seen by those of us lucky enough to be born with the gift of flight, the birds. To showcase the beauty of the park from a view rarely seen by visitors we utilized a multi-rotor remote controlled helicopter mounted with a gimbal stabilized GoPro Hero 3, then later Hero 3 Plus camera.
Our visuals were brought to life by our voice actress, Vickie Garnick, reading the passages of Margaret Murie. Margaret Murie dedicated her life to becoming one of the United States most prominent conservationist. Her hard work was rewarded with the Audubon Medal in 1980, the John Muir Award in 1983, the Robert Marshall Conservation Award in 1986, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998. Just prior to her death ing 2003 Margaret received the J.N. Ding Darling Conservationist of the Year Award, the National Wildlife Federation's highest honor.
WARNING: It is illegal to fly any form of remote controlled devices in any National Park. We used trained professionals under the supervision of park employees and with special permuted access. Do not attempt to duplicate.
Client: Grand Teton National Park Service
Title: “Air Born"
SVP Creative: Vikki Mates
Writer: Margaret Murie
Production Company: New Thought Media
Director: Ryan Christopher & Jesse Ryan
Executive Producer: Vikki Mates
Producers: Ryan Christopher & Jesse Ryan
Production Supervisor: Jesse Ryan
Cinematographer: Ryan Christopher
Phantom Pilot: Ryan Christopher
Raptor Specialist: Jason Jones
Voice Actress: Vickie Garnick
Post Production: New Thought Media
Editor: Ryan Christopher
Assistant Editor: Jesse Ryan
Titles: Ryan Christopher
Score/Sound Design: Stray Theories