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Having functional, usable technology is beneficial, but, when it’s also beautiful, there’s something inside you that just feels good.
Below is a video titled “Address is Approximate” that imagines Google’s Street View bringing life to small action figures and props via an Apple computer. (Vimeo video and Vimeo description below.) Enjoy.
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.
Music by the wonderfull Cinematic Orchestra (www.cinematicorchestra.com) and the track is Arrival of the Birds – please buy the fantastic album: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-crimson-wing-mystery-flamingos/id297787201
All screen imagery was animated – there are no screen replacements.
Produced, animated, filmed, lit, edited & graded by Tom Jenkins (www.theoryfilms.co.uk / https://www.facebook.com/theoryfilms – !NEW MAKING OF PICS ON FB PAGE! / @thetheoryUK).
Shot using Canon 5d MkII, Dragonframe Stop Motion software and customised slider.