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Fresno

Brazilian Band Soars to New Heights with a NASA-Inspired Video

21 Jul , 2012

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Popular Brazilian rock band Fresno recently released a new video for their new song, “Infinito”, and it really rises above the rest — literally!

It’s a story of four guys who take their childhood dream of launching a package up into space and, after years apart, come back together to make it a reality. Along the way we get to see some great views from a camera that the band members actually sent up to the edge of space via weather balloon — an accomplishment that came with its fair share of challenges.

Fresno lead member Lucas Silveira shared some behind-the-scenes info with Universe Today. “We wasted two cameras. One of them landed on a military base — exactly in the middle of a mine field — and the other simply disappeared… completely lost due to the lack of cellular signal on the landing spot.”

And even on a successful third try there were some technical difficulties.

“In our third attempt we used a different balloon, with more capacity, and it managed to fly for over 3.5 hours… but our camera only survived for around 2.5 hours. So we had to send a smaller balloon just to capture the ‘popping up’ moment, and added it to the ‘main balloon ride’ on post production.”

Still, the results — a dizzying view of Earth from 35 km up — are well worth it, and the story is an inspiring one… inspired, in fact, by NASA.

“I wrote this song after watching a video by NASA in which they zoom out from the Himalayas to the edge of the universe, showing the areas that still yet to be mapped. We are so infinitely small in the middle of all this greatness, and suddenly our problems get as tiny in our heads as our lucky existence here. It’s about searching for better days, creating a better future through proactivity and not letting others letting you down.”

When you soar that high it’s hard to feel let down.

Video courtesy of Fresno. Technical and launch assistance provided by ACRUX Aerospace Technologies. Band photo by Gustavo Vara.

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Stenio Ribeiro
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July 21, 2012 11:04 PM

Awesome! The best brazilian rock band!

Amanda Lira
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July 21, 2012 11:09 PM

There is only one word to describe this: proud.

Renato de Andrade
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July 21, 2012 11:14 PM

Orgulho máximo de ser fã dessa banda! – Most proud of being a fan of this band!

Leonardo Navarro Felix
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July 21, 2012 11:22 PM

It is amazing!

Jéssica Pires
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July 21, 2012 11:56 PM

Fresno, best Brazilian band, no doubt.

Fresno Religiosa!
Guest
July 22, 2012 5:03 PM

No doubt – Just Proud!

Gabi Dalton
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July 22, 2012 12:06 AM

The best videoclip ever.

Lucas Ferreira
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July 22, 2012 12:18 AM

F R E S N O !

ALisson Melo
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July 22, 2012 12:18 AM

Fresno into the universe o/

Rafael Dallagnol
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July 22, 2012 12:24 AM

Fresno pro mundo velho….orgulho

Ismael Paulo Santos
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July 22, 2012 12:38 AM

It’s fresno, baby!

Gabriel Castanho Ribeiro
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July 22, 2012 1:45 AM

Really, sure is the BEST BAND OF BRAZIL! Awesome! – Fã brasileiro!

Fresno Religiosa!
Guest
July 22, 2012 5:03 PM

o/

Joanna Barbosa
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Joanna Barbosa
July 21, 2012 11:05 PM

Dale Fresno *o*

Marcos Gouvêa
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Marcos Gouvêa
July 21, 2012 11:08 PM

Amazing video

HeadAroundU
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HeadAroundU
July 22, 2012 4:09 AM

Let’s listen to something else: Jean Michel Jarre
Oxygene 8

Oxygene IV

Fresno Religiosa!
Guest
July 22, 2012 5:03 PM

The best band in Brazil, winning the world and now winning the universe!

Rubens F. Neto
Guest
July 22, 2012 9:13 PM

INCREDIBLE. This clip is very amazing and this rock band is very nice. Fresno!

Thales Fazzini
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July 22, 2012 10:49 PM

Dalhê, novo clipe da Fresno num site super conceituado da gringa!

Rodrigo Galvão
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July 23, 2012 4:06 AM

awesome. just… awesome.

André Vieira
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July 23, 2012 4:26 AM

Proud of my idols ! Keep dreaming, never give up smile)

Luíza Bendia
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July 23, 2012 4:44 AM

So proud of my favorite band! <3

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