Incredible Vertigo-Inducing Animations of San Francisco

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Incredible Vertigo Inducing Animations of San Francisco San Francisco gifs California animation

Incredible Vertigo Inducing Animations of San Francisco San Francisco gifs California animation

Incredible Vertigo Inducing Animations of San Francisco San Francisco gifs California animation

Incredible Vertigo Inducing Animations of San Francisco San Francisco gifs California animation

Incredible Vertigo Inducing Animations of San Francisco San Francisco gifs California animation

Director Kevin Parry (previously) recently directed a wonderful music video for Kalle Matson, shot by Andrea Nesbitt, featuring a number of visual special effects that appear to slingshot the camera through wide views of San Francisco. Parry has a full gallery of smaller animations where you can see some of the isolated shots, but I had him export seven large, absolutely bandwidth-sucking versions, five of which are above. For two more, see also Ocean Bay Bridge and Market Street. Regarding how this was all accomplished he says via email:

The zooms are done by setting up a camera at each end location and filming the camera zooming in and out. The middle parts are done by putting a camera on the front of my scooter and driving the spanning distance. All that footage is then animated after the fact, only using a very small amount of the frames that were actually filmed. And everything is lined up, cropped, etc. to fit my needs. The spins are done by carefully mapping out a circle around whatever target, and picking roughly 36 locations to shoot a still from. Those photos are then processed, and lined up after the fact.

You might remember Kevin’s video from a few months ago, A Stop Motion History of the World. Again, sorry for dumping these giant images in your RSS reader, but worth it, right?

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