Dennis Hlynsky, a professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, wondered what flight paths each bird takes.
In the fall of 2007 I stopped in front of a Dunkin’ Donut shop and shot the video below with a Flip standard definition pocket camera. This was a rather random event. I tend to carry a pocket video camera everywhere and when I see something that tweaks my interest I stop and record…
For Murmerations of Starlings [sic] I spent a couple of days shooting. I chose to wait for an overcast sky to serve as a white backdrop. I recorded camera original with a Sony FX1. This is an early HDV camera and records to tape in 1080i. The tape was then digitized to a hard drive and from there processed in Adobe After Effects. When the individual clips are processed the collection of processed clips were edited in Sony Vegas on a Dell workstation. Exposures varied according to time of day.
The birds have not been digitally animated or layered in any way: