Beautiful Stop Motion Journey Using Google Maps

A tiny desk toy takes a journey from the office to the Pacific coast, thanks to Google Maps. I can’t get over how well done this stop-motion animation was made… and how cleverly. A personal project of director Tom Jenkins, all imagery is seamlessly animated straight from the screen using stills in street view; there are no screen replacements. The office around the screen dances to life too, bringing motion and depth to the scene. It’s gorgeous and moving.

With the well chosen title, Address is Approximate, the short was produced, animated, filmed, lit, edited & graded by Jenkins, using Dragonframe Stop Motion software, a Canon 5d MkII and a customized slider you can see in the making-of shots below.

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