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San Francisco to Paris in Two Minutes

April 10, 2011

Found this little gem at AOL Travel

Nate Bolt is my new favorite photographer. Not so much because he takes marvelous photos, (and I’m sure he does) but because he had the creative chops to come up with the idea and implement it so perfectly.

Nate Bolt - YouTube Video

On a recent flight from San Francisco to Paris, France, Nate set up his Canon 5D2 by the window and during the roughly 11 hour flight from SFO to CDG (Paris-Charles de Gaulle) took 2,459 photos and then compressed the duration into a two minute YouTube. (The music is pretty good too)

Nate Bolt, you are a YouTube/Time Lapse god!

Visible at different points along the 5,500 mile journey are the Northern Lights and the Canadian frozen tundra.

I know what many of you are thinking. Don’t the airlines have rules about using “Electronic Devices” during take-off and landing? They do, and according to Nate, “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.”

At the YouTube video, Nate also describes the technical aspects of the experience: Shot with a 5d2, a time-lapse controller, and a 16mm – 35mm, mixed with some iPhone shots. The music is a modified demo track “Gain” by DETUNE ltd. denkitribe http://soundcloud.com/denkitribe/gain on the Korg iMS20 iPad App. I’m pretty sure the track is copyrighted but it’s My First Synthesizer score so I’m hoping denkitribe is cool with it. Edits and pans in After Effects CS5 and iMovie.

Tag along with Nate and his fellow sleeping passengers as they zip you from the city by the bay to the city of lights.

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4 Comments
  1. April 10, 2011 12:43 pm

    That is just TOO cool!

  2. April 10, 2011 3:39 pm

    such an awesome video, tho i would be kicked off the flight in a second if i tried that lol

  3. April 10, 2011 8:05 pm

    Me and you both.

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