Golden Eagle

  • Our cooperation with Red Bull Mediahouse and Peter Clausen Film Production has taken flight and our EagleCam endeavours are reaching a new height with the 360° Camera application! The first larger EagleCam Shooting took place in the dolomites in front of the magnificent backdrop of the Langkofel Massive. Red Bull just posted the clip on their facebook channel last week and it got a fantastic reaction. Some of the feedback tell us that not everybody believes the video to be true... but we can promise you: It's the real thing! The bird on the video is our Golden Eagle "girl" Fritzi, she is carrying the camera on her back and she's a natural, as you can see...

     

     

  • The opening of the great public art project "No such things grow here" by artist Susi Gelb took place last friday. In various locations of Downtown Munich palm trees and other exotic plants are growing now and a big video screen has been mounted on Odeonsplatz displaying film squences, part of it is the flight of our Golden Eagle Fritzi over the water surface. Don't miss it!
    More infos about the art project you can find  here on Susi Gelb's webpage.

     

    So just a few weeks ago we've been filming in the beautiful ravine of the "Walchen" river. Fritzi was flying the EagleCam through the gorge and over the waters surface. Paul dressed up in his Edelrid "pants" especially - he had to lean out quite a bit from high up to give Fritzi the perfect starting position. She did an awesome job and we came home with EagleCam material of three different flights and angles.

  • We love to participate at the medieval festival in Starnberg. Though the falconry display with our Golden eagle and falcons is somewhat challenging between old apple trees, thick bushy flower beds and rambling roses, there is a fairy tale mood in the air that seems very calming in between show times. The sun was shining for us and we had a very interested and happy audience. Even the crows came in crowds to greet our Golden Eagle Hitchcock style - quite impressive.

    Falcon and lure

    Falconry display with Golden Eagle Fritzie

    The Falconer and his Colombina

  • A fabulous example of what kind of stunning images our Golden Eagles are able to produce you can see here. Certainly we are not getting close to the visual abilities that the eagle naturally possesses, but to accompany them during their flights is always very special. Fritzi is a very confident camera woman, she just loves to "work" with us in the mountains. This time she is flying for Red Bull Mediahouse and Allgäu Tourism over the Nebelhorn (transl. Foghorn) area. It's a good thing that this mountain is not taking its name too seriously and presents us with bright sunshine on this day :)

  • HALLOO! The "Landshuter Hochzeit", the great medieval royal wedding the city of Landshut is celebrating, is only taking place once in four years - and 2017 there is an additional highlight. Our Golden Eagle Fritzie is flying with the EagleCam over the Old Town, starting on top of the church tower and landing on the castle walls. She changed the choreography a bit and chose the landing place herself - I was waving my rat in vain down there on the tourney grounds. Nonetheless, it was an impressive flight and we got some great material. The early rising paid off, so our Golden Eagle could bathe in the first golden sunrays of the day.
    Have fun watching it on youtube.

    Many thanks to Caro and Ursula for their support, the provision of the photos (too bad one can't be in two places at the same time - also it would help not to forget the memory card) and the warm coffee and treats.

  • Checker Tobi, presenter of a kids science and knowledge series on KIKA and ARD channels, came to check out our Golden Eagles. For a new sequel he wanted to know more about seeing and the functioning of the eye in general. Since our eagle lady Fritzie is well known for her good looks, well, good vision also, the team filmed on our Falkenhof location together with Paul. Now every kid will know how we are doing this with the EagleCam thingie ;)

    A glance over the shoulder

  • I wrote about the Public Art Project of Artist Susi Gelb last time already - that was more or less the "Making Of". This time we actually went and saw the project ourselves. Susi gave us a very personal and entertaining tour of all three locations the project is taking place. Although we had some behind-the-scenes knowledge of the eagle part, the many other scopes made for some entertaining stories.  "No such things grow here"with everything that grows, flies, swims and plops seems completely integrated by the people of Munich in their daily doings, they are relaxing on the benches watching the movie and like to party there at night... Art that gives you a good feeling - too bad it's not going to last longer.

    Susi and Paul having a little refreshment. It's summer in the city and the girls behind them are relaxing on the benches - also designed by Susi out of concrete and integrated thermo tiles - the English Garden now reaches down to Max-Joseph-Platz.

    The crooked palm tree at Odeonsplatz is looking for a new home after the project is over. It would be nice if it could stay on in a public place as a reminder. "I was once planted in front of the Feldherrnhalle by Susi Gelb, no kidding"....

    The yellow Python swimming in a blue pool was one of my visual favorites, but of course I stayed true to our Eagle. If you want to see the snake you have to go there and watch the film yourself ;)

  • We did a short trip to Merano in South Tirol. During a walk along the most romantic Summer Promenade and the even more romantic Winter Promenade we had a surprising encounter with an Eagle and his nest - how could it be any different, right?

    Three eggs seem a bit untypical ;)

    The next day we went up to the falconry of Dorftirol Castle - visiting the falconer Florian Gamper. It's a beautiful location with stunning views!

    This funny bird is the Caracara of Dorftirol

  • There are various "Moviestars" at home in our Falconry. Maybe you've seen our Golden Eagle 'Sky' in a few Nature Movies? With our specially developped camera system, the "EagleCam" we are able to accompany him on his flights through stunning alpine scenery. These impressive film sequences can be seen in movies like "Brothers of the Wind", documentaries and commercials.

    Part of the EagleCam Team are also the Golden Eagles „Bruno“ and „Fritzi“. Videos of their flights equipped with the 4K and VR EagleCam have gone viral on social media. Paul Klima brings with him over ten years of experience and Know How with his camera technique and the corresponding custom fit training of his Golden Eagles – which makes "Der Falkenhof Paul Klima" the specialist in EagleCam applications of all kind.

  • The second week of the holidays we went to visit our Golden Eagle Chick in its nursery at "Burg Landskron" in Austria. Two female chicks have hatched and the little girls are thriving, you can literally watch them growing! On the pictures you can easily make out which one of them has had a head start of a whole three days! We just made it in time to see them in their cute white fluff, they're just 5-6 weeks old now. In a few days they won't be much of it left. They'll be fully grown and wearing their juvenile plumage with twelve weeks. What a super speedy childhood - but no worries, they'll be teenagers for quite a few years after - and we are actually looking forward to it!

    Paul with one of the Golden Eagle chicks

    Looking around curiously...

    Paul with his Falconer collegue Franz Schüttelkopf and both of the Golden Eagle chicks: Two very proud fathers!