Here’s a new use for Google Streetview: creating a backdrop for a stop motion animation. Really, really clever. I like this.
Here’s the blurb from the Vimeo page:
Google Street View stop motion animation short made as a personal project by director Tom Jenkins.
Story: A lonely desk toy longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, so he takes a cross country road trip to the Pacific Coast in the only way he can – using a toy car and Google Maps Street View.
All screen imagery was animated – there are no screen replacements.
Shot using Canon 5d MkII, Dragonframe Stop Motion software and customised slider.
Music by the wonderfull Cinematic Orchestra (cinematicorchestra.com)