quinta-feira, 14 de abril de 2011

Aurora Boreal vista de avisão q ia de SF to Paris in Two Minutes

Staff Pick from the Web: This is the coolest thing we've seen today. This time-lapse video of a flight from San Francisco to Paris is made up of 2,459 pictures in just two minutes. Get ready for a breathtaking view from above, bright green auroras, and an awesome soundtrack.

shot a photo roughly every two miles between take-off in San Francisco and landing in Paris
CDG to make this airplane time lapse. More of these wacky time lapses at Shot with a 5d2, a time-lapse controller, and a 16mm - 35mm, mixed with some iPhone shots. The flight path from SF to Paris goes well over greenland and the arctic circle, where you can see "northern" lights from all sides of the plane, which explains why I could shoot them facing South.

Big thanks to the folks at for inviting me to europe to speak - if it wasn't for them I wouldn't have made the trip. The music is a modified template of "Gain" used with permission from DETUNE ltd. denkitribe - I created this arrangement on the Korg iMS20 iPad App, and it's my first custom score. Edits and pans in After Effects CS5 and iMovie.

The photos during take-off and landing are all computer models and totally rendered because I would never use an electronic device during times when the FAA prohibits them. I did get lucky and have a whole row to myself to setup the tripod and gear.

Thanks to my neighbors for not minding an SLR click every 2 to 30 seconds for 11 hours, and thanks to the whole Air France flight crew for being insanely friendly and allowing me to shoot. Thanks to @ztaylor for showing me the Korg iMS20 iPad App. Thanks to @jayzombie and the #nerdbird on the way to SXSW this year for helping me come up with the idea. Thanks to @somnabulent for the idea of live scoring. Thanks to you for actually reading this far. You are a champion.

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