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Chris Grant and Sam Robinson spent the weekend capturing timelapse footage at this years Balloon & Wine Festival in Lake Skinner, CA. The festival in Temecula Valley featured over 40 hot air balloons, about 10 more than last year! This was the events 32nd year with some 40,000 guests expected throughout the weekend.

Well known bands like Plain White T’s, Daughtery and John Waite played throughout the weekend as well as local talent. The entire event featured, wine and beer pairings with local vintners & brewers alike. There was also a kids fair and many vendors to add to the festivities.

Together Chris and Sam shot over 12,000 frames at over 5.5k or 20 MP, and building from previous experience we’re able to get some of the most stunning hot air balloon shots of this event. We shot at these unthinkable resolutions in RAW CR2 format with three main cameras – Canon 70d, Canon 6d & Canon 5D Mark II. The final output is in 4k UHD or Ultra High Resolution 3840x2160p.

Special Thanks to Hot Air Tours & Grapeline Wine Tours for getting us unlimited access to the events happenings, special access parking.

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  • Larry Cunningham 3 years ago

    Chris and Sam, I passed up shooting time-lapse at the balloon festival in Temecula this year, but you guys did a great job covering it. Great compositions, reveals, motion shots and closing night shots to wrap it up. Good choice on the musical score, sets a great tempo and mood for the event. Can I shoot with you guys next year?? I am a Nikon guy but have the D800e.