World’s first sunset hyperlapse from an airplane!

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“The sound of your shutter clicking is annoying the people around you.”

– “I know, I don't care at the moment, I'm shooting some crazy unique footage!”

Those are the words from Matthew Vanderputte's post he shared with me this morning about what he is calling the first sunset hyperlapse shot from an airplane.

Matthew was a lucky man to be in the right place at the right time to capture this – and even if some were annoyed, I think it is worth sharing.

Read more about this adventure below and the complete story on Matthew's site.

World's First Sunset Hyperlapse

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Matthew's input

Last week I was lucky enough to shoot the world's first sunset hyperlapse sequence from an airplane, here's how I did it.

Let me start off by saying that cinema-productions have been shooting similar looking footage for years, the difference here however is that I shot this footage using the hyperlapse technique that's been making the rounds on the internet for the past two years or so.

A hyperlapse is a special photography technique where you take a series of photos with similar framing while physically moving inbetween every shot. After stabilizing the footage with special software, you (quite literally in this case) create a flight through time and space. Because you're shooting at a slower framerate than the usual 24/25/30 frames per second, the rendered video will show the world in fastforward.

Another advantage: as I'm shooting stills (not video), I'm able to create Ultra High Definition video files, with resolutions greater than 5K.

  Note: it is our policy to give credit as well as deserved traffic to our news sources – so we don't repost the entire article – sorry, I know you want the juicy bits, but I feel it is only fair that their site get the traffic and besides, you just might make a new friend and find an advertiser that has something you've never seen before  

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What do you think?

Have you ever been lucky enough to shoot something amazing from an airplane? I actually got some cool shots of the St. Louis Arch from a plane once… they sell on now!

Tell me your story of great shots (and heck, go ahead and link to them) in the comments below!

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)


  1. Love the video. I try to shoot video from an airplane any chance I get a window seat. After stabilizing in post I’ve been able to come up with some rather ‘heavenly’ stuff. Good job!

  2. I really liked the video. I especially loved how the clouds seemed to be in 3D, and I know that it wasn’t. It just felt cool seeing the top of clouds. It’s cool how the clouds at times, make it look like the ground, cool stuff.

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