"Up in the Air" aerial photography flies high

12/11/2009 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The aerial photography for the film "Up in the Air" was shot from a Cessna Skymaster at elevations of 15,000 feet. Aerial director of photography Dylan Goss wore an oxygen mask when flying above 10,000 feet and rigged a contraption to keep the camera lens from freezing in subzero temperatures. Most aerial photography is shot from 500 to 1,000 feet, but Goss provided more realistic footage of cross-country flights between L.A. and Chicago.

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