Sunday, June 15, 2008

Video: Dallas Love Field Time Lapse

This Southwest Airlines video was posted to YouTube earlier this month. The introduction says:
This time-lapse sequence was shot at 1 frame per second.

It was shot from the roof (deck) of Southwest Airlines Headquarters and begins with a segment at 6:00 a.m. as the airport and our Headquarters are waking up. Then, it switches to mid afternoon.

The 2 minute, 44 second run time represents about an hour and a half of actual time, and our famous 25-minute turn becomes a less-than-one-minute turn.
The first half minute of the film is a bit dark (presumably because it was shot so early in the morning) but once the sun gets a bit higher in the sky and the airport comes fully to life, it's pretty snappy. The focus is on Southwest operations, of course, but take note of the number of biz jets that zoom into and out of the frame, too.

(If the video does not play or display properly above, click here to view it on YouTube.)