Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Google Street View Hyperlapse

Google Street View Hyperlapse from Teehan+Lax Labs.

 Teehan+Lax is a digital studio based in Toronto whose Labs staff works on experimental ideas. From their site: "Hyper-lapse photography — a technique combining time-lapse and sweeping camera movements typically focused on a point-of-interest — has been a growing trend on video sites. Creating them requires precision and many hours stitching together photos taken from carefully mapped locations. We aimed at making the process simpler by using Google Street View as an aid, but quickly discovered that it could be used as the source material."

You can do this yourself by going to the hyperlapse site and picking your starting point by dropping the 'A' pin onto Google Maps, and repeating that with your 'B' pin. Now all you have to do is press 'Create' and the Google Street View images are stitched together to create your film! Check it out here.

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