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February 27, 2013 1:34 PM   Subscribe

Filmmaker Tim Sessler shot the short film Drift during a flight from San Francisco to Salt Lake City with his Canon 5D Mark III.
posted by bayani (14 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
How reckless. That could have caused that plane to crash.
posted by Toekneesan at 1:51 PM on February 27, 2013 [3 favorites]


Loved it. Thanks.
posted by Mr.Me at 1:54 PM on February 27, 2013


really beautiful.
posted by sweetkid at 1:55 PM on February 27, 2013


I had the same question as the first comment: "How were you able to keep the camera so steady?" That's great work, whether shooting or in post.
posted by cribcage at 2:34 PM on February 27, 2013


Anytime I've looked through an airplane window my view's been obscured by scratches and dirt and all kinds of crap. So this is pretty impressive.
posted by urbanwhaleshark at 2:35 PM on February 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Beautiful. Tilt-shift nightscapes with candlewick streetlights.
posted by Jubal Kessler at 3:05 PM on February 27, 2013


When you focus at infinity, a lot of close-range scratches tend to disappear. My problem was always getting seated at the ass end of under-wing-engine planes so I'd always be shooting around the exhaust. It is fun to shoot Monument valley from 30,000 feet though.
posted by notsnot at 3:07 PM on February 27, 2013


Just gorgeous.
posted by Chutzler at 3:22 PM on February 27, 2013


So lovely.

It's camera right? If I had his camera - I'd be able to shoot that too - right? Right?
posted by helmutdog at 3:38 PM on February 27, 2013 [3 favorites]


Looks like extensive use of Ken Burns effect on very nice still images. I have lots of pictures taken out the window of commercial flights. The split second electrical circuit connection to open the shutter is confined entirely within the camera body. What I've read leads me to feel there's no threat presented to navigation or flight control electronics as a result of taking photographs.
posted by X4ster at 3:40 PM on February 27, 2013


After a second look I see that it is indeed video. That's a different issue from still photography.
posted by X4ster at 3:44 PM on February 27, 2013


I call bullshit. This is very obviously footage of a model railroad without the railroad.

No, actually, this is surprisingly pretty. Nice find.
posted by webmutant at 9:47 PM on February 27, 2013


I just realized that video cameras are four-dimensional still cameras.
posted by itstheclamsname at 5:58 AM on February 28, 2013 [3 favorites]


X4ster: What I've read leads me to feel there's no threat presented to navigation or flight control electronics as a result of taking photographs.
Nor can a gas pump be exploded by a cell phone.

Just modern-day mythology. Fearing is easier than knowing.
posted by IAmBroom at 2:51 PM on February 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


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