Flight footage needed for art project
August 9, 2009 4:41 PM   Subscribe

Where can I find a 2-5 minutes of aerial POV footage of a plane flying through clouds (as a single shot)?

I need it for the baselayer of a video that will be one element of an installation. I have scoured every film and documentary about flight that I could get my hands on, as well as numerous ArtBeats/Getty (and similar) effects plate libraries. So far I have not come up with anything longer than 30 seconds, and while I can edit those together a single shot would have a much stronger effect and be greatly preferred.

Thank you in advance for your answers.
posted by fidgets to Media & Arts (6 answers total)
Stupid question: have you tried youtube or google video?
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 4:50 PM on August 9, 2009

CPH: I suspect s/he is looking for something a little higher quality.

Did you try archive.org?
posted by drjimmy11 at 5:13 PM on August 9, 2009

Try istockphoto.com (they're much more than photos nowadays)
posted by querty at 8:15 PM on August 9, 2009

If you're willing to pay, renting a plane and a pilot for 30 minutes isn't terribly expensive, assuming you have a device that records video.
posted by squorch at 10:21 PM on August 9, 2009

This may be a long shot...You might want to try contacting an aircraft manufacturer and see if they would be amenable to donating suitable promotional/marketing footage of one of their products. You could give them a sponsor credit in the documentation for your installation.
posted by Thorzdad at 4:41 AM on August 10, 2009

I know a photographer who flies a lot. Not too expensive to rent a 2nd 1/2 hour, but it would be low altitude.
posted by theora55 at 6:23 AM on August 10, 2009

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