These shots were filmed in close formation with the Vectorvision camera system installed in the highly modified Wolfe Air LearJet 25. Cameras used are the Red Epic and Arriflex Alexa.
Wolfe Air Project Coordinator: Beth Miles
Wolfe Air Pilots: Craig Hosking, Ace Beall, Kevin LaRosa, Kevin LaRosa Jr, Jeff Senior
Camera: Doug Holgate, Roger Tonry, Scott Smith
Edited by: Zak Marx / 3DF
Colorist: Arnold Ramm / 3DF
This spec promo piece was done many years ago on a shoestring budget. We didn't have any HD prosumer cameras or GoPros back then. What we did have was access to a Marchetti, an underwing camera mount fit inside an inspection panel, and a day shooting with the channel 2 helicopter folks at our airport. The reason we made this piece was to convince Discovery to finance a show featuring Matt Jackson, super pilot and mechanic.
An exhilarating documentary film that celebrates the unsung hero of aviation – the local airport – by tracing the life, history, and struggles of an airport icon: Southern California’s Van Nuys Airport. Featuring thrilling aerial photography and a sweeping original score, the film dispels common misconceptions and opposes criticism of General Aviation airports. Through the love story of one airport, past to present, the film shares the timeless romance of flying with all ages.