Here’s a short video called ‘Chemin Vert’ that uses Google Street View to take you on a trip around the World, albeit a weird world. It’s called a polargraphic projection and spans five continents and four seasons.
Here’s what filmmaker, Giacomo Miceli has to say about it;
Chemin Vert is the result of a slow process of maturation spanning a few years. Different techniques were employed in the beginning, involving long trips on the road across Europe while shooting time lapse videos on the go. Back then the scope of the project was substantially different, concentrating more on the augmentation (as in augmented-reality) of landscapes. At a certain point the accent was moved on the aesthetic qualities of the landscapes themselves and on the immersive factor. In the final version of Chemin Vert the original footage comes from Google Street View, without which this project wouldn’t have been possible.
If you have a super duper fast computer and internet connection then check out his high-res interactive version.
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