Lake Powell from the Air: First Trailer

Finally online.

After several false starts, I’ve finally managed to put together a short trailer for the video project I’ve been working on since October. The project is stalled right now due to circumstances beyond my control, but I hope to get it back up and running soon and have the DVD ready to ship by the end of April.

Until then, I hope you enjoy the trailer I put together today.

You can find a higher resolution version of this short video on the Flying M Productions Web site’s new Trailers page. You’ll need a fast Internet connection to smoothly access the 29 MB file. The file is in QuickTime format and if you have QuickTime Pro installed, you should be able to save it to disk. Feel free to share it with your friends.

Your comments are always appreciated. Go easy on me, though. This is my first foray into the world of Final Cut Express.

5 thoughts on “Lake Powell from the Air: First Trailer

  1. Pretty doggone good for a first effort. Lake Powell has always been a magical mysterious place. I really like exploring there.

    • Thanks for the kind words. I look forward to doing more with QUALITY video. Most of what we have right now is too shaky to include in a professional DVD.

  2. Speaking of unusual landing zones… have you ever landed on one of those flat topped buttes in your video, like the one in the middle of Lake Powell? Is it possible? I wouldn’t be surprised if there were some strange air currents around them.

    • Jonathan: Unfortunately, not legal to land anywhere within a National Park or Recreation Area other than on an approved landing area or airport. Technically Tower Butte is outside the park and is a very tempting target, but I don’t think it’s wise to jeopardize my pilot certificate. But you’re right: there are interesting air currents around all buttes and other pinnacles. I’ve landed at quite a few, both in training and in “real life” flying. Very tricky when windy.

  3. Maria, you’ve put together information in one place that normally takes hours (days?) of concerted effort to find, even on the web. Very helpful, real-world hands-on info (as opposed to most stuff that is vague, outdated, unuseable). Thanks for sharing your experienice.

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