Title: Official Panama Canal Expansion Time Lapse 2011-2016
Duration: 2:30 minutes
EarthCam construction time-lapse of the Panama Canal Expansion, showcasing progress from 2011 to 2016.
Official Panama Canal Expansion Time Lapse 2011-2016 Transcript
[Background music plays]
Soft instrumental music building to anthemic.
Panama Canal Expansion
Canal de Panamá
Split-screen with frame-left a still aerial photo of the Panama Canal expansion under construction and frame-right a still aerial photo of the completed expansion, buildings and structures all in place.
In both photographs, the canal, green landscape and blue skies form the background, and this remains the background throughout.
A widescreen still aerial photo of the Panama Canal expansion as it is today.
5 Years Earlier
A widescreen still aerial photo of the site of the Panama Canal expansion five years earlier, an expanse of gravel and sand all that is to be seen of the large construction site.
Zoom towards frame-left and beyond, to an area of the building site beyond which the canal is visible. Time lapse footage begins at this point, showing vessels moving in fast motion up and down the canal, construction and earth moving vehicles moving to and fro on the gravel road surfaces.
The camera pans slightly towards frame-right as the time lapse footage continues, showing large vessels moving down the canal, to and from the construction site, as the site begins to change.
Pull back to wider aerial angle of the canal, parts of the construction site and the surrounding landscape. Time-lapse footage continues as the building site slowly changes shape.
Aerial footage of the main construction site as the expansion starts. The camera zooms to a closer view of the site, now bustling with vehicles and filled with temporary construction structures.
Cuts to closer aerial footage of a section of the construction site as crane structures form and other structures are put in place.
Panning aerial footage up the length of the canal expansion, bustling with activity, construction vehicles, cranes and other structures.
Cuts to closer aerial footage of the walls of the canal cutting to a wider view of the construction continuing.
Reverse angle of the canal expansion construction, pulling back to a wider aerial footage of the formation of the locks.
More aerial footage from various angles of the construction, finally pulling back to an extreme wide panoramic view of the entire construction site and surrounding landscape.
Aerial footage of a section of the construction site where a building with a blue roof is gradually erected.
Aerial footage of the construction from a number of angles, and showing the control tower as it is built.
Aerial footage of one of the locks as it is completed and fills with water.
Aerial footage as construction continues and more sections fill with water.
Aerial footage of a cargo vessel and tug boats passing through the completed canal and a gate closing behind the vessels.
Wider aerial footage of the Panama Canal expansion project, showing the gates of the locks opening and closing, the water levels changing accordingly.
Panama Canal Expansion Inauguration – June 26th, 2016
The time-lapse footage ends on a freeze frame on the wide aerial view of the Panama Canal expansion.
A time-lapse by EarthCam
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