As the country just broke the record of the longest government shutdown in history because of the tiny fence in the desert, a talented drone pilot located south of border elevated the question with a beautiful aerial time-lapse of the most populated city in North America.
Shortly after discovering the Americas, an unknown Spaniard decided to invade Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec empire. Long before European settlers hit the shore of New England, Mexico City become the center of the Spanish empire in the Americas with a bustling cultural and commercial activity. Today, Mexico remains one the most important city in Latin America and Tarsicio Sañudo produced an interesting drone-lapse video that captures the most iconic landmarks of his hometown such as the old colonial town (Zócalo), the cathedral, and the Chapultepec Park. The video also shows the suburb of the city and the financial district filled with skyscrapers. One of the shots captured the eruption of the 18,500 feet Popocatepetl volcano that occurred last December.
In terms of production, Mr. Sañudo used a DJI Mavic 2 Pro to record thousands of DNG raw images before assembling them in post-production to create the time-lapse sequences. It took him several months of hard work the finish this project. Stabilizing the sequence is the biggest challenge but the result looks great. Fortunately, the Mavic 2 Pro comes with a hyperlapse feature where the pilot can easily set waypoints or keyframes before launching the aerial time-lapse trajectory. The drone will automatically follow the waypoints and shoot images with the desired interval.