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Alberto Falcone 2nd/8th April

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Graham Lee:
Alberto has kindly agreed to answer the questions for forum members starting on the 2nd April, he will go through the usual 28 questions but if you have any further questions for him then please ask away. Alberto's product website details are, http://albertofalcone.com/home

There is also a in the spotlight section on the conwin site, http://www.conwinonline.com/design_center/bas24.asp

Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php? ... 0027681106

Leslie:
Alberto is a very kind man, one of the greatest balloon artists and one of the best instructors.
Once I had the pleasure to participate on a class of him.

I'm very curious!

Graham Lee:
Just so everyone knows Alberto is always flying and teaching all over the place so answered the questions a couple of weeks ago, I will be logging in under his name and posting the answers given during the week. If you do have any questions then please fire away and I will send them off to him at the end of the week to get them answered for you.

Alberto Falcone:
1, What road led you into balloon modelling?

Good question! I was “born” as decorator. Now I don’t like anymore make difference between decorators and twisters. Any way we use balloons and is not very important if we are twisting or assembling.
I already knew the twist side of balloon industry also before,but my first strong contact with this comunity was at The Millenium Jam in 2004. It was a very good experience full with creativity and inspiration.

2, when did you get started with balloons?

I started in 1997 when I went to Florence for a Balloon Express seminar. There I attended my first basic class. From next two years I worked with balloons just for hobby. In 1999 I received my CBA and I started also with my first balloon business.

3, What’s your best twisting experience?

In 2005, during my second The Millenium Jam I entered my first “Iron Man Contest”: a pure surge of adrenalin!

4, What is the worst thing that has ever happened to you during a ballooning/entertaining session?

This is very sad. In March 2008 I leaved at the half a class in Holland because I received the call my father was dieing. I immediately come back to home but I arrived there too late. He flew away before I arrived to him. He was a very special person who was very proud about my job and who spured me to do it as well as I could.

5, What do you most enjoy about twisting & why?

I’m not a twist-stakhanovite I enjoy much more twist alone to find new technique than jaming room, for example. When I found a technique which can work to make different designs I every time felt good satisfations.

Alberto Falcone:
6, What's your favourite age to entertain?

Sorry, I’m not entertainer! But I like very much to watch professional entertainers with balloons... And also without!

7, Do you have the same act but vary the presentation for all ages or do you have set acts for different ages?

8, What’s your favourite thing to make at the moment?
I repeat you I’m not entertainer. Any case someone happened to ask me for some thing at the moment... If was a woman asking did I do a bulb of rose using 321Q which you could find a step by step recipe subscribing your free adhesion on my web site www.albertofalcone.com. Then a man asking for I shacked his hand telling him “do you have a wife or a girl friend?” And I did the same 321Q bulb of rose!


9, What is the most asked for model?

10, What do you tend to do more of if stuck in the 'balloon production line' model?

Just once I helped a friend making balloon for a line of children who were in front of me! Their request was like a boring jingle: swords for boys and flowers for girls!

11, Who is your market aimed at?

I like to work for private events. In this market I found many people who was ready to leave me confidance to develop my job with creativity.

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