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Published on Aug 8, 2014
Shot in the restricted runway area of Singapore Changi Airport.
Ever wondered what it's like in one of the busiest airports in the world? With a flight landing and taking off almost every minute during peak hours, it can get pretty insane.
Shoot a timelapse of that, and you get transported to a sci-fi world with shooting stars breaking into the atmosphere.
This was shot mostly in the restricted runway area of Singapore's Changi Airport and the surrounding public areas for some scenes. I was so close to the planes that my cameras literally got shaken by the rumbles from the jet engines - Which actually produced a pretty neat effect. (See 2:13)
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The guys from Changi Airport reached out to me to shoot in the restricted runway area of Changi Airport after they saw my first film from The Air Traffic series which was shot at Changi Beach. It was a thrilling experience as you don't usually get to enter the restricted runway area, let alone shoot in it.
Even after doing this the second time, I'm still amazed at the results of timelapsing airplanes flying at night.
Credits: Cinematography & Editing by Milton Tan Soundtrack by Tim McMorris Special thanks to Melvin from Changi Airport for arranging a crew to drive us to the great locations around the airport to get the shots. And Changi Airport Group for providing the access to shoot!