Back to flying, Beech C-45: a 2-month restoration in time-lapse


Two months of work to follow the restoration of the first aircraft of the fledgling airline Alisarda (1963). This epic work of Mauro Mendula, cinema photographer and friend of TLN.

The Beech C-45 (1937) is the specimen that was used for scenes in the film the Last Emperor by Bertolucci. A fantastic plane back to life after a hard work of restoration.

To make this video, Mauro has carried out simultaneously the photographic reportage, 46,000 shots for the , as well as video footage, arriving to handle at the same time and on his own 4 cameras!

The equipment used for the timelapse is all Canon: a 400D, a 40D, a 60D and a 5D Mark II, with various tripods and heads Acuter Merlin.

On the forum Mauro tells us about the idea behind the story that the video tells:

.. I thought I’d play a hypothetical first trip of the plane simulating flying with AE, all in time-lapse, that flows behind the window and the flight of the wings, with another TL recovering the sky that moved on the wing from outside the hangar.

Then a bird fly that goes almost to slam the plane and the memories of times gone by – as if this remembered – and the window became a sort of monitor where you see fast-flowing images. The rest comes by itself ..

In addition to being a true masterpiece, we review it with pride since Mauro is another time-lapser loyal friends of TLN that exposed himself with an excellent video: what do you think?

Equipment Used

Cameras: Canon 400D, Canon 40D, Canon 60D, Canon 5D Mark II
Lenses: n.d.
Slider/Dolly: n.d.
Other info: n.d.

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