While touring Warner Bros. Studios, VIP visitor Charles Whorton recently shot Whirly Bird Films during a demonstration in a secret back lot location.


May 29, 2011

Indianapolis, Ind.-– Whirly Bird Films was hired by Bandito Brothers to shoot the 332-foot world-record jump set by Tanner Foust today.  As part of a team of more than 30 cameras, Whirly Bird Films enlisted Joey Cicio (Spider Man 2, Iron Man, Black Swan) to capture this world record-breaking jump.

More than 400.000 spectators at the Indy 500 watched anxiously while Tanner Foust, the Mystery Yellow Driver, was revealed. The three-Time X Games gold medalist, two-time Formula Drift champion, and professional stunt driver smashed the previous world record by an impressive 31 feet at the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500. Foust is also an on-air host for Top Gear USA on HISTORY.

Prior to the start of today's Indy 500, fans finally got to see the long-awaited Team Hot Wheels world-record jump attempt. The mystery "Yellow Driver" piloted specially-prepared truck down the 90-foot ramp that had been under construction in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's infield fort several weeks. The launch ramp was built to simulate that orange track that so many kids grew up with, hung from a giant 10-story door.

Whirlybird Films will be hosting a booth at the Los Angeles Showbiz Expo on Saturday May 7th, 2011. We invite you to come visit us from 10AM to 6PM at the Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall B. Our booth is located right inside the main entrance, so you can't miss us.


Register by May 5th to attend for free.


ShowBiz Expo


Here are a few photos from the event. Thank you for stopping by our booth.

Whirly Bird Films were invited to Las Vegas to film the new 2012 Carroll Shelby 650 hp GT 500 Super Snake prototype limited edition.
The helicopters provided up close footage from ground level to altitude showcasing the powerful beast’s potential.
Ford executives and Carroll Shelby’s famed driver, Gary Patterson, were blown away with the helicopter’s ability to get so close to the Super Snake safely.

This is a thrill ride as the inner workings of covert special operations are laid bare by experts to a public who generally only sees snippets of fictitious missions played out in the movies.

The six-part series premieres with host Wil Willis, a special forces operator. He must use his military expertise of over 15 years in special operations with both the U.S. Army Rangers and the U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen to complete a complex series of military objectives while trying to survive, evade and escape an Opposition Force that is determined to stop him.

Wink Roberts and Justin Chapman of Whirly Bird Films did an incredible job for us of getting the right shots at the right time under daunting conditions and tight deadlines.  They solved all the problems that we threw at them, with battery life to spare. 

Bob Niemack, Series Producer
Morningstar Entertainment SPECIAL OPS MISSION

Chad Reed invited Whirly Bird Films to shoot a practice session before the 2011 American Motorcycle Association (AMA) Supercross Season.
Reed praised the Cinema Flyer 3C for its agility, speed and ability to keep up with his altitude changes.  He used the footage to review and perfect his performance.