New York, NY -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/21/2017 -- Corporate Profile®, a multi-media news provider, takes viewers behind the scenes of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2017. See how the floats and balloons are made and piloted and hear from some of people who make this amazing American tradition happen each year.
Host Annamaria Stewart starts with the Macy's Parade Studio, a 72,000 square foot warehouse where the creative minds behind the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade work year-round to conceptualize, design, and bring to life the 26 floats, 4,200 costumes, and 17 character balloons viewed by over 50 million people on Thanksgiving morning.
Get a sneak peek at the five new floats that will debut this year. John Piper, Vice President of Macy's Parade Studio explains how ideas for the floats are often inspired by children. 27 sculptors, carpenters, painters, animators, costume designers, electricians, animators work all year to create the floats, using a lot of geometry and artistic elements. This is also where the balloon casts are made. It takes 4 - 9 months to construct each float. Plans for each year's parade start one year in advance, on the day after Thanksgiving Day.
Balloonfest at MetLife Stadium, is Annamaria's next destination. This is where all of the parade's new Giant Character Balloons make a pit stop for a test flight alongside their flight management crews and handlers. Balloon Pilot Kathy Kramer shows how pilots are trained. In addition to the pilot, each balloon requires up to 90 handlers, who train 6 times throughout the year. Balloon Handler Michael Giurici gives a firsthand account of what it's like to walk the balloon through the streets of New York. Over 8,000 participants are in the parade each year.
Want to witness the balloons being inflated first hand? You can. It happens on Thanksgiving eve in front of American Museum of Natural Museum.
View the segment at: http://www.corporateprofile.com/2017/11/17/behind-the-scenes-of-the-macys-thanksgiving-day-parade-2017/ or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw8H8CAITTQ
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