Anshi introducing Balloon School Videos
Award-winning designer training DVD's, CBA has been one of the most popular instructors in the balloon industry for more than a decade. Thousands of balloon artists around the world have learned the best “tricks of the trade” from seminars and instructional videos. The 12 tapes currently available in the Anshi Balloon School series are recognized as the most comprehensive educational resource available.
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What’s covered on the DVD's?
Here’s some basic info on the 12 videos, followed by a more detailed description.
1. High-Speed Basics (92 min)
Efficiency secrets & equipment for precise & profitable decor.
Tips every balloon artist needs. Video #1 is called High-Speed Basics...
Maybe 80% of the work balloon companies do involves basic techniques – making bouquets, string of pearl arches, and packed garlands as columns, swags and arches. The faster you can work and the better the end product is, the more money you make... so this DVD is jam-packed with secrets for efficiency to create these basics precisely and profitably! Trainer traveled around the world teaching the simple steps shown on this DVD, and found these are tips every balloon artist can benefit from.
2. Murals, Logos & Sculptures (101 min)
Includes the duplet square pack, walls, framing, hearts, letters, numbers, supply & cost estimating.
Tape # 2 covers Murals, Logos & Sculptures...
It starts with methods for creating the alternating size square pack, and the versatile duplet square pack. Then it really takes off, showing you how to take the 3 primary garland forms and make simple backdrop walls and beautiful murals. Basic framing techniques are demonstrated and also share some great tips for getting your creations in proportion to make stunning hearts, letters, numbers, logos, and profitable simple sculptures.
3. Exploding Balloons & Other Special Effects (70 min)
Distortion methods, exploding banners, working with foam board, balloon drops, & a host of surprises.
#3 is a favorite for many: Exploding Balloons & Other Special Effects...
This DVD covers an eclectic mix of techniques. Like how to distort balloons into great facial features for your sculptures. Tricks for working with foam board. Foolproof balloon drop systems. Exploding balloon drops and dissolving walls. And my all-time favorite special effect – exploding banners: where balloons magically pull up a hidden message on cue.
4. Making More Money (132 min)
Proven methods for marketing, selling & pricing balloon decor. A DVD every business owner should watch.
For the majority of balloon artists, Video #4 is the most needed. It’s simply called Making More Money...
The longest tape of the series, it tackles the hardest aspects of running a balloon business. In it, We teach you proven methods for marketing, selling and especially pricing your balloon decor. This is a DVD every business owner should watch. Mmm... maybe even more than once.
5. Centerpieces Part A: Design (84 min)
Understand elements & apply tested design principles to improve arrangements & speed up the creative process.
DVD 5 & 6 cover deliverable arrangements, centerpieces, and buffet pieces. Specifically, number 5 covers Design...
I don’t know about you, but for years We struggled designing arrangements that We really liked. I was creative, but quite honestly, I didn’t have the knowledge needed to work efficiently. So, I went back to school – And through college art studies, floral design school, and the QBN program, I began to learn about the characteristics of the elements used in our work, and started to apply tested design principles. Wow, what a difference it made! So in this DVD I’ll teach you the information that will improve your arrangements & speed up the creative process.
6. Centerpieces Part B: Production (72 min)
Reduce arrangement labor with fast balloon (& floral) techniques, smart mechanics and the best equipment.
Once you understand the concepts, DVD 6 shares a host of Production secrets.
I’ve designed some better mechanics for our arrangements, and together with some techniques and equipment borrowed from the floral industry, this tape is guaranteed to reduce the amount of labor involved in your centerpieces and deliveries! Plus, some innovative trade secrets (like how to make fabric covered foil balloons that perfectly coordinate with the bridesmaids’ dresses).
7. SDS, Topiaries & Foil Sculptures (75 min)
SDS efficiency tricks.
Large-scale topiary sculptures.
Rentable foil displays, & unique foil balloon shapes.
Video # 7 is called SDS, Topiaries & Foil Sculptures...
And that pretty much sums it up. The SDS panels can be great for creating wedding backdrops and corporate displays – but only if you know the tricks involved in filling them with balloons quickly. I’m probably best known for my giant topiary sculptures – like the Pinocchio marionette. So in this tape I teach my system for designing large 3-D sculptures, as well as some great new efficiency tricks for attaching the balloons to the framework. DVD 7 concludes with a discussion of how and when to use foil balloons for long-lasting and rentable displays. I’ll even show you how to make your own special shape foil balloons!
8. Lights, Animation & Amazing Drops (78 min)
Augment creations with movement and lighting.
Great new drops & releases from Australia and Japan.
The 8th DVD of the second set is # 8 – Lights, Animation & Amazing Drops...
This video picks up where tape #3 on special effects left off. You’ll learn how to augment your creations with both lighting and movement. I’ve especially concentrated on simple practical techniques that’ll make your work stand out from your competitors. In my travels as an instructor I’ve been really lucky to have learned many new tricks. So in the final section of this video I show you 5 exciting new ways for creating balloon drops and releases... including the beautifully simple Australian drops for low ceilings, and the amazing quilted balloon drop techniques from Japan – where you can imbed a picture or logo right into the balloon drop!
9. Figure Tying - Part A (82 min)
With twister JODY BRAXTON
260 & 350 vending & decorating.
Step by step basic twists and simple projects.
#9 Figure Tying - Part A ... features step-by-step 260 & 350 vending and decorating projects. Specifically, it covers basic inflation, tying, and twisting techniques, then moves into simple sculptures (weenie dog, arrows, dancing teddy bear, cat, a variety of flowers and baskets, swords, braided hearts, Jody’s mace, fish, popular hats, and toys). Part A finishes with some intermediate sculptures suitable for decor (lobster, a cool new spaceship, a variety of figure tying garland techniques, plus both small and large palm trees).
10. Figure Tying - Part B (87 min)
With twister JODY BRAXTON
More 260 & 350 vending & decorating.
Intermediate to advanced figure tying sculptures.
#10 Figure Tying - Part B .... continues with larger and more advanced sculptures. It details the creation of many “cartoon” characters (Dalmatian, duck, yellow bird, bunny), Halloween (spider in web) and Christmas sculptures (Rudolph, adorable penguin family, Christmas tree, wreath & candles). It also covers balloon weaving basics (2 different top hats) and finishes with our working marionette that was recently featured in Balloon Magic magazine. Together, these two videos provide a comprehensive figure tying foundation.
11. Balloon People (111 min)
With JIM SKISTIMAS
Jim shares secrets for making lifelike sculptures from sculpted foam, foam board & balloons.
#11 Balloon People...
I learned a ton making this DVD! Jim shares his unique techniques for making lifelike creations from sculpted Styrofoam, scored foam board, spray paints and, of course, balloons. This video shows the most advanced balloon distortion techniques in our industry up close - including Jim’s “platform” distortion for facial features, and his cool “feather” technique used in many of their award-winning pieces. The former professional illustrator also teaches great fundamental principles of character proportion and design.
12. Balloons on Parade (80 Minutes)
With JIM & PAT SKISTIMAS
15 large moving sculptures.
Creation of floats for the annual Seattle Christmas parade.
#12 Balloons on Parade...
This is probably the best DVD in the entire series so far. It shows “behind the scenes” preparations for an entire “Rose Bowl” type holiday parade - but made of balloon floats! The making of 15 giant moving sculptures debuts some innovative techniques - including balloons inside fabric (way cool!), novel animation ideas, and the creation of huge complex frameworks. Plus, the tape has interviews with both Jim & Pat on their roles in the production, and fun “music video” type footage of the parade day. Don’t miss it!
What Balloon Designs Would You Like To Twist?
Dog, Mouse, Giraffe, Squirrel, Rabbit, Elephant, Parrot, Swan, Two Love Birds, Teddy Bear, Cat, Dinosaur, Monkey, Horse, Butterfly, Fish, Sword 1, Sword 2, Helmet, Ray Gun, Heart In A Heart, Aero plane, Turban, Dove, Boing Boing Flower, Six Petal Flower, Teddy Bear With Heart, Double Swan, Bracelet, Cutie Rabbit, Double Poodle In Heart, Panther, Mama Poodle, Harley Balloonson, Crabby Crab, Tweety Bird, Ducky Duck, Pink Panther, Godzilla, Dino Hat, Crown, Star Hat, Braided Heart, Rabbit, Snowman, Rainbow Hat.
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Everything is shown in simple terms. It's easy to view, easy to understand and most importantly, easy to twist! Even children can easily twist many balloon designs after watching the video!
Here's A List Of What This Amazing New Video Will Teach And Show You...
Step-By-Step Video Guide of over 40 Simple and Beautiful Balloon Designs!
Discover what those important first steps are as I walk you through the process of getting started. You'll learn exactly what to do first, second, third... and so on.
You will learn the very basic supplies you'll need to get started so you don't spend money on unnecessary tools.
How many types of balloons can be used to create balloon art.
Learn why it's much easier, and safer, to use a hand pump compare to blowing up the balloon with your mouth.
Learn how you can effectively tie a balloon (tying a balloon can be tricky).
How you can use a marker pen to draw on balloons to create an even better design.
Show you what is bee body balloon, smiley balloon, instant flower balloon and even a heart balloon that comes in different sizes, design and wording too.
Find out how you can learn twist technique such as fold twist, loop twist, ear twist, apple or tulip twist and even split and pop twist.
You will also learn lock twist/tight squeeze technique.
How you can make a ball (baby balloon) inside a balloon.
Discover how many inches of uninflated tail end of a balloon you should leave.
How this video will help you to avoid the common mistakes beginners make when starting to twist a balloon!
You'll learn the simplest techniques that will get you started right away.
….And much more- So much more!
More Real Life Testimonials
Here Are Some Comments From Satisfied Customers....
I picked up a copy of this Video this past summer. I would also give it 6 out of 6. It is a great 1st Video for people. I have seen professional clowns not being able to do all of the creations that Sam teaches. He starts out by showing the basics of the basics and goes on from there.
I would recommend this Video to anyone starting out.
I have this Video it is a good Video. Starts out with single balloon and it's up with multi balloon creations. I have learn a few things from it. I have used them already. I can say the children do like the creations. The camera work is good easy to see what is done.
Just bought this Video from Anshi. My 1st balloon twisting Video. I suggest everyone that this is a very good beginners instructional Video. Clear instructions and easy to follow creations. Plus heaps of lovely designs to practise. Even my 11 yrs old nephew keep asking "any more new creations?"
46 designs for its price.. its a steal !!! 6 out of 6 stars.
We found that your video was very impressive and we like your method on how to twist balloons. Both of my children aged 7 & 9 are now able to twist balloons! Thank you Anshi! Just imagine both of my children can make the Duckie Duck!
If your looking for a good beginners Video then take a look at this new Video. A lot of information for a good price. The figures are from beginning to simple multi-balloon cartoon characters. The video quality and instruction is very good. Instructor uses the traditional and entertainers 260 assortments for his figures along with hearts, white 646 and a black 350.
I am going through your video, and wanted to send you a note to thank you for putting together such a fantastic resource. I'm an advanced twister, and am always looking for products to recommend to my students, and your video certainly fits the bill.Thanks again for an outstanding product and a VERY reasonable price.
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