** Watch full screen in 720P or 1080P HD resolution** Over six minutes of footage from recent nights in 2013 during the Perseid Meteor Shower. The slower, mostly horizontal lights are airplanes. The brief flashes of mostly vertical streaks are the meteors (a few slower ones are satellites). Many meteors are faint, so you'll only see most of them if you follow the instructions above and change the viewing resolution to HD and expand the video full screen.
For the soundtrack, the video is set to the InFiction remix of David Bowie's "Let's Dance", as featured in the recent Kia commercial (used with permission).
For best results and to see the most meteors, be sure and watch it on YouTube and use the option at the bottom to watch it in HD, either 720P or 1080P HD resolution.
Here's a note from DJCraig on the remix:
"The new Kia Cadenza commercial with a fantastic electro remix of the David Bowie 80s smash hit "Let's Dance". The song is now available as a free download at djcraig.net! The Lets Dance (InFiction String Remix) is legal and guilt free!" https://vimeo.com/70523596
It's also available on SoundCloud:https://soundcloud.com/infi...
To license Perseid meteor shower footage, please note that I also have several minutes of footage from the Perseids in 2009 (http://youtu.be/vroLnrBhbmk
2010-2012 as well (http://youtu.be/6YOxo7uI8ns
For other active meteor shower or science and astronomy footage consider:
Geminid meteor shower in December - http://youtu.be/JPxb-NefyXk
Orionid meteor shower in October: http://youtu.be/BDeWDJLmEIc
Lunar eclipses - http://youtu.be/UQ27YYsgLHs
Comet PANSTARRS http://youtu.be/d5cgD1jp0S8
Planets Jupiter, Venus, Mercury - http://youtu.be/p2NibPZtsQs
Moon rises - http://youtu.be/DN9O59G-YvQ
Extreme weather - http://www.youtube.com/play...
I've written a blog post on my no-moon shooting technique:
Producing Milky Way Imageshttp://www.jeffsullivanphot...
You can also create a timelapse video from a sequence of night images:
Create A Timelapse Video of a Meteor Showerhttp://www.jeffsullivanphot...
Lastly, this is 100% real, 0% fake. Here in the Eastern Sierra region of California and Nevada where I live, we have very few people to produce light pollution, very dry, clear skies, and we can drive to elevations over 11,000 feet there there is less air and pollution to shoot through. These links to more of my night photography clearly demonstrate that I have no need to fake any of this: https://plus.google.com/pho...http://www.youtube.com/play...