Australian jet pilot David Mayman builds and flies his own Rocket Belt.
This is the story of a tenacious Australian Jet Pilot, David Mayman, as he strives to achieve his childhood dream of building and free-flying his very own Rocket Belt, only to discover he faces a nearly impossible task. Collaborating with the world’s leading Rocket Belt engineers David risks life and limb to become the world’s next Rocketman. ROCKET COMPULSION will take the audience on a ride that shows point blank why less people have flown Rocket Belts than have walked on the Moon.
Documentary 1 X 48min • 2010 • Finance: Discovery, Screen Aust, Screen NSW • Dist: OTF • Prod Co. 6ixty Foot Films/Firelight
This Rocket Belt was custom built and tested for David Mayman by TAM and is the most powerful Rocket Belt ever flown, said by the same and only Bill Suitor that flew test it in Los Angeles on July 2010.
On June 5, 2010 came again to Cuernavaca the team of the Discovery Channel to make a program about our work.
This are some of the pictures during the recording of the program. It was a very long day and we recorded about 16 hrs. in a single day, but I think they have some very good material for the program.
In this picture you can see their van with some of the equipment they bring, lots of very expensive equipment with the last technology in high definition TV but the best equipment is the human team that is very professional and did a very good work, that's why the Discovery Channel is my favorite channel really.
In this picture you can see Chris Gargus director of photography installing one of the top cameras in the ceiling, you can see another high definition very small camera at the ceiling in front, other cameras are for close ups and details that are the moving cameras, very expensive equipment.
In this picture I am assembling the rocket kart with the help of Héctor Knapp that don't appear in this picture because he took this picture during the film.
She is Frances MacKinnon the producer for Daily Planet of Discovery Channel checking some scenes.
Chris Gargus director photography adjusting the lights and reflectors trying to find the best light effect, Chris is a very professional photographer and he got a very nice effect on the garage for the interview, of course the trash can is not in the scene.
During the interview you can see the light effects Chris got with the trees and rocket engine behind me.
Iniciativa Mexico 2010
Interview to Juan Manuel Lozano Gallegos for the TV program Iniciativa Mexico 2010, all the background is green because they will edit with pictures and animations of the Rocket Belt and the Rocket Helicopter, both propulsion projects built in Mexico.
Soon to be broadcasted by TV in all the country.
Interview with Eduardo Torreblanca Jacques and Laura Macias for Universo PYME Mexico.
VBS.TV (NY USA)
Interview by Barnardo Loyola from VBS.TV New York, USA. for the DELL sponsored program Motherboard.
This November 6, was broadcasted on the TV Azteca show Venga la Alegria with the beautiful Ingrid Coronado and Paco de la O., the interview done by Gerardo Gomez Cano about the Rocket Belt and Isabel that is the only woman in the word that fly a Rocket belt.
This Aug. 18, 2006 was filmed in Mexico a TV program produced by Discovery Channel Canada for the Daily Planet show series, showing all my work and ending with a flight in the rocket belt, it was the first time that Isabel and me flew our rocket belts in the same program.
Isabel is the first "Rocketwoman" in the world to fly in a Rocket Belt.
The program was presented on Sept. 11, 2006 in the Daily Planet TV Show and very soon it will be transmited in the Science Channel in the USA and Discovery Channel en Español and later in Europe and Asia
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