Timelapse of Flight Between San Francisco and Paris Captures Northern Lights

After watching this timelapse video of 2,459 photos stitched together, you'll be bowled over by the photographer's sense of adventure—not to mention Air France's passengers' willingness to allow a tripod and DSLR set-up to click away every 30 seconds.


At the end of the video you get a glimpse of how this video was shot using a Canon 5D mk II with 16mm - 35mm lens attached to a tripod, and controlled with a timelapse controller. Making the video even more special is the fact that its creator was using the Korg iMS20 iPad app throughout the flight to mix the score live.

You may be wondering like I was how he got approval to shoot during the taxi take-off and landing, what with the strict rules about using electronic devices and all. YouTube user Nbolt said that "the photos during take-off and landing are all computer models and totally rendered because I would never use an electronic device during times which the FAA prohibits them."

There you have it—your new favorite timelapse video and a behind-the-scenes look at how it was made. Now go fly over Norway and shoot some more pretty timelapse videos with northern lights for us, please. [Beepshow]

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