Five Hours of Plane Landings in 30 Seconds at San Diego International Airport

Five Hours of Plane Landings in 30 Seconds at San Diego International Airport video art timelapse flight airplanes

Shot just outside the San Diego Internation Airport on Black Friday this remarkable time-lapse captures every landing over a five hour period from 10:30am through 3pm. The video is of course a composite, photographer and film professor Cy Kuckenbaker shot the individual planes against a clear blue sky and then used a process called chroma key (ie. green screen) to make the sky transparent and layer the planes on top a separate video of clouds.

Five Hours of Plane Landings in 30 Seconds at San Diego International Airport video art timelapse flight airplanes

Kuckenbaker tells PetaPixel he was inspired by Ho-Yeol Ryu’s famous composite image of airplanes taking off at Hannover Airport. See much more at PetaPixel.

Update: Kuckenbaker released a new video 90 airplanes taking off in 30 seconds.