I shot a photo roughly every two miles between take-off in San Francisco and landing in Paris CDG to make this airplane time lapse.
Big thanks to the folks at http://uxlondon.com for inviting me to europe to speak - if it wasn't for them I wouldn't have made the trip. Shot with a 5d2, a time-lapse controller, and a 16mm - 35mm, mixed with some iPhone shots. The music is a modified template "Gain" used with permission from DETUNE ltd. denkitribe http://soundcloud.com/denkitribe/gain - I arranged on the Korg iMS20 iPad App. 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 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.
We were in San Francisco in March for the 2011 Disposable Film Festival and took the opportunity to explore this wonderful city. It was a great pleasure for us to meet Carlton, Katie, Amber, Rebecca, Jamie and Carin from Disposable. You're fabulous, Guys!
Camera: Nikon D700 and Nikkor 28-300mm 1:3.5-5.6 G fitted with a B+W neutral density filter
Settings: Manual, ISO 200, 1/2 second exposure with images being shot at 1 second intervals
:: Image set adjusted in Adobe Lightroom 3.6
:: Image set imported into an Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 2K 24p project
:: Exported as 2048x1024 24p 75Mbps MP4
Best if viewed large. If you are interested in licensing any of these clips, please visit my website at http://www.acadianbayphoto.com/timelapse or view my portfolio at http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=1482385