This Street View Hyperlapse Is The Coolest Thing You Will See This Month

Yes, that is a bold claim, but hear me out. Sometimes something so creative yet so painfully simple comes along and just blows me away. This timelapse/hyperlapse video created using Google Street View is just one of those things. My mouth was agape the entire time I was watching this. Teehan+Lax Labs created this project by recording Google Street View movements all over the world and assembling them into a twisting and turning view of our world from the street. Creatively cut together and set to a pretty slick soundtrack, I just found this so incredibly cool. The code to create one of these on your own is open source and available to view, so if you're feeling creative or want to put together a timelapse around your favorite destination, head over to Teehan+Lax's website and check it out.

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Ed Pereira's picture

That is...AMAZING...so clever and creative, I wish I had thought of that first!

Zach Sutton's picture

This makes me want to road trip it so badly...
You ready to house me for a weekend, Mike?

Mike Kelley's picture

Totes in!

Zach Sutton's picture

Great, you live in one of those mansions you're always photographing, right? ...Right?!

Lee Morris's picture

How did he get all of this footage from Google? One frame at a time?

I think they created some kind of program that does it automatically, if you check out the link at the end of the video you can make your own by inputting a starting point and an end location although it doesn't give you the same camera control or fps control they had in their video, it does give you an idea of how they did it.

I don't think they did, to quote their website, "Creating them requires precision and many hours stitching together photos taken from carefully mapped locations."

So ultimately this is really pointless when you could just go there with a video camera and be done in a couple minutes.

Mike Kelley's picture

Yes, completely pointless when I could just spend untold amounts of money flying to every continent in the world to film it myself :p

I obviously wasn't saying you or anyone else go there to shoot it, I meant the person shooting it could have just walked around with a video camera instead and it would have looked a lot better and taken much less time.

moderates his own blog. doesn't even read the articles.

[no hate here, just kiddin!]

Tom Lew's picture

Step 1: Mute volume
Step 2: Play "The Scientist" by Coldplay
Step 3: Speechlessness

nice.. but the warp stabilizer ruins a few shots....

Mike Kelley's picture

I have no idea what a warp stabilizer is, and I definitely didn't notice it haha. Maybe it's one of those things that once you know what it is, you see it everywhere...

I assume you haven't seen this then?

https://vimeo.com/32397612

thank you Dominic -- that is beautiful

Jordan August's picture

very cool, not nearly as cool as you hyped it up to be though.

Green Life's picture

If not embedded in a proper context it's plain boring. Yawn !!!

The sequence on its own tells nothing and it doesn't even look outstanding cool since we all have already watched a million time laps spots. The effect is totally overused and makes the producer look like a me-too mook.

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