Drift: A Soothing Short Film Shot Out of an Airplane Window

There are a few reason why some of us fight over who gets the window seat on airplanes, and the view that Tim Sessler captured in his mesmerizing short film “Drift” tops that list. While on a flight from San Francisco to Philadelphia (with a layover in Salt Lake City) Sessler pulled out his 5D MarK III and shot some of the stunning vistas outside his airplane window.

The panning, of course, took care of itself (thankfully with no turbulence), but the black and white, selective focus and panoramic aspect ratio were all done in post. All in all it’s just three minutes long, but it’s three engrossing minutes that offers a chance to escape for a moment and experience one of the best parts of flying without suffering through all of the worst.

(via Gizmodo via Fstoppers)

  • Nick Levanti

    Why is the entire thing underexposed.

  • Joe Person

    Well done. I’m a frequent traveler and I have seen the most beautiful lights and colors out of the window. I hope there will be another that focuses on color.

  • Jay

    Nice. It looks like Call of Duty air strike level :D

  • AdamB

    Ask him. His website is listed right there…

  • anonymous

    tilt shift lens?

  • Jonathan Maniago

    Indeed. The opportunity to view a beautiful sunset and sunrise with only 6 hours in between is one of the few things I look forward to on long flights.

  • Neoracer Xox

    OH THE HUMANITYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!