Little Planet Dubai 360

I’ve been fortunate enough to travel out to the Middle East with work on a number of occasions over the past few years.  This means I’ve viewed slightly more than most of Dubai’s airport and terminals, though this is one viewpoint I never thought I’d see it from!

Full screen viewing recommended for this one.

The video is a spectacular time lapse capture that was shot over 30 hours and comprises of 88,000 (yes, eighty eight thousand!) photos to show 360 degree views of the earth rotating around a point on top of the airport control tower.

I haven’t counted, but I’m assured it features over 1,000 planes taking off and landing.

If you watch carefully – you will notice that the Little Planet actually makes exactly one rotation over the 24 hours of real time. Terminal 3 at the airport acts as an hour hand on a 24 hour clock, with midnight at the top, and midday at the bottom, so you can tell exactly what time every single frame was taken!

The footage was shot across four synchronised Canon 1Dx cameras using EF 8-15mm f4 L USM fisheye zoom lenses and Kolor Autopano Video was used to create the panoramas.

If that wasn’t enough, the Dubai 360 site has a very impressive interactive version you can spin and play around with.  Have fun!


3 Responses to “Little Planet Dubai 360”

  1. 1 swo8 August 21, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    How delightful! The music is just perfect for it.

  2. 2 DekonerosO September 8, 2014 at 3:07 am

    good work 🙂 looks like a very little planet

  3. 3 DekonerosO September 8, 2014 at 3:11 am

    Reblogged this on Bienvenidos! and commented:
    hermoso video donde podemos apreciar un efecto logrado gracias a un lente gran angular (ojo de pez) disfrutenlo!

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