Thursday, December 2, 2010

Kites on Ice

Here is great video of kites being flown indoors as part of a Figure Skating Ballet.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Pipa Kite Commercial for Shell

The kite in the video is a Brazilian Pipa Kite, indigenous to Brazil.

The video is very instructive. It shows things not to do with a kite. Running doesn't work. Throwing the kite up doesn't work. It is the dog who finally gets it right, grabbing the kite and taking it down wind away from the flier. Then it is easily pulled up in to the sky!

Snowflake Kite Starbucks Commercial

Starbucks is airing a "Taste of the Season" commercial that uses white Snowflake Facet kites. Of course, there was no wind for the shoot, so in the city shots, helium balloons were used to loft the kites for filming. The 'open area' shots are in Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey.