Yes, it seems like airplanes are falling out of the sky all over (that is, if they make it up in the first place), so maybe it’s a good idea to let someone else do the flying for you?

Someone like “entrepreneur and artist” Nate Bolt, who, to create the video above, “shot a photo roughly every two miles between take-off in San Francisco and landing in Paris CDG.”

The movie appears to be quite an undertaking: Bolt gives detailed tech specs on how he made this movie, saying it was “shot with a 5d2, a time-lapse controller, and a 16mm – 35mm, mixed with some iPhone shots.” You can see his setup in one of the final frames of the video.

“The photos during take-off and landing are all computer models and totally rendered because I would never use an electronic device during times which the FAA prohibits them,” Bolt conscientiously notes.

You can see more of Bolt’s time lapses here.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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