This time lapse was shot on a flight from San Fransisco to Paris. On the trip the camera captured the Aurora Borealis. The filmmaker used a Canon 5D on a tripod, and took photos for 11 hours.
Here are the filmmakers comments from his Vimeo account:
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. More of these wacky time lapses at beepshow.com
Big thanks to the folks at 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 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.