Festival No6, Portmerion, North Wales

Balloons in the lake.

4ft Chloroprene balloons look great but put them in a tranquil location, add a lake and a bit of TV history and let the magic happen.

It was only 6 balloons but not knowing the location and considering the client wanted the balloon floating over the lake I decided it was a job for 2 people so asked Mike Harris to help. As most of you will know I have a good history of working with Mike and I trust him, he’s always there when I need him and he has a vast experience of rigging coming from his theatre back ground. We stayed overnight in Portmadog, sank a few local beers, chompedĀ on gourmet burgers and the had a few more beers. It would of been rude not to.

We arrived at the local early next morning, made contact with the client and set about our adventure.

Mike secures the balloons to the sand bags

Mike secures the balloons to the sand bags

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perfect location, no wind, no rain and the sun was out. " Mike are you sure this is Wales"

Perfect location, no wind, no rain and the sun was out. ” Mike are you sure this is Wales”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The client loved the printed Chloroprenes with the reflection in the water.

The client loved the printed Chloroprenes with the reflection in the water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting a bit creative with the camera

Getting a bit creative with the camera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The dance floors were floating podiums in the middle of the lake and the balloon certainly set the theme for the use of the location during the 1960 the the making of the T.V.series "The Prisoner"

The dance floors were floating podiums in the middle of the lake and the balloon certainly set the theme for the use of the location during the 1960’s for the making of the T.V.series “The Prisoner”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staying dry was not an option as the client was very precise about the positioning of each balloon

Staying dry was not an option as the client was very precise about the positioning of each balloons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read all about it here