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Airplanes Transformed into Shooting Stars and Abstract Streaks [TIMELAPSE]

Have you ever mistakenly thought an airplane was a shooting star? Photographer and filmmaker Milton Tan decided to turn airplanes into shooting stars with a time lapse video of airplanes taking off and landing in Singapore Changi Airport.

After seeing one of Tan’s previous videos, airport officials invited him to film at Changi once again, but this time with special access to shoot from restricted areas. At times, Tan was so close to the action that the jet engines shook his cameras, which he was able to creatively use as a screen effect – like the one around the 2:13 minute mark.

Because Changi Airport can get extremely busy, the time lapse makes the airplanes look like shooting stars or abstract streaks and balls of light zooming through the sky. On the video’s Vimeo post, Tan writes:

Ever wondered what it’s like in one of the busiest airports in the world? With a flight landing and taking off almost every minute during peak hours, it can get pretty insane. Shoot a timelapse of that, and you get transported to a sci-fi world with shooting stars breaking into the atmosphere.

   
 
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