So I give you some updates regarding the production process of the documentary.
In the last two months the main problem I had was to make the 3rd person filmings with the support of an other wing, a tandem paraglider.
Some tandem pilots that gave me collaboration in fact, for one reason or another were not available in the days we decided to go for the missions. To find free the film maker (tandem passenger) in the same days was difficult too…. if you want you can add the weather that we know is quite impredictable in those times…so… we had very few missions of that kind.
But I was lucky in the last weeks because a Niviuk costumer bought the Takoo 2, the wing that Infinityfly gave me to help the project, and he’s very interested in flying the Gemona area that he likes a lot and doesn’t know so much, helping me in the meanwhile with the project.
So me and Lucio Bortoletti, the name of the tandem pilot, yesterday we tryied a flight to know better each other on the ground and in the air.
The day was really positive. I liked his way of flying and abilities to gain height. The Takoo2 made a great work too. In fact is a wing with a good glide and climbs in a smooth way on the ridges. That permits to the film maker to shoot in stable conditions mantaining for long periods the same perspective.
Then i had some great days of filmings in the natural reserve of Cornino, the fulcrum of the Progetto Grifone (Griffon Project). Here the reintroduction of this great vulture started in the first part nineties.
But I’ll write more about in later posts.
Here, I had as a special guide the technical and scientifical responsible of the reserve, Fulvio Genero.
I visited the feeding area from the ground and from above, making some very good footages. This reserve is a must to see for who loves nature and rapax. Every day in the morning you can see hundreds of birds that come in the feeding area for the breakfast before starting they long daily journeys in the area.
I saw a juvenile griffon in the acclimatation aviary with its parents. He’s quite ready to start to fly and I’ll be probably there when they’ll leave him free to discover the world.
Will be a great emotion I guess.
This one in the picture is instead a griffon with an imprinting on the humans.
They welcomed him some years ago from a zoo, and they tryied to leave him free….
but this bird is the demonstration that an imprinted bird is quite impossible to turn in a wild bird…. he was dangerous for himself because he often was running on the roads and after humans instead living his life as a free bird….
so they made a quite big aviary for him. Now he lives protected….not free… but is the only way for him….
when you see a bird like that… immediatly you think about the stupidity of some reintroduction projects based on birds with an imprinting on humans…..