This drone hyperlapse of Mexico City is absolutely stunning
Originally founded in 1325, Greater Mexico City has since become one of the largest metropolitan areas on earth, and the largest in the Western Hemisphere, housing more than 21 million people.
Amongst those 21 million people who call Mexico City their home is Tarsicio Sañudo. As an aerial filmmaker, he decided to shoot a drone timelapse of the city to document its iconic landmarks and beautiful surroundings. And boy does it look amazing.
The drone that shot the sequences for the film was the DJI Mavic 2 Pro, which Sañudo used to capture thousands of DNG raw images over a two month period. These raw images were then processed and assembled into the sequences which comprise the final film above.
Creating a coherent set of timelapse sequences for a film of this length isn’t easy even from the ground. I can only imagine the challenges he must’ve faced filming this from the air. Particularly those of flight time limits due to the life of drone batteries. He’d either need to carry a whole lot of spares or make countless trips back to the charger.
But whatever the challenges, the film above was definitely worth it.
John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.