Address is Approximate: A Lovely Animated Film Made with Google Maps

Next up: a lovely film about a lonely desk toy that longs for adventure. Observing the space around him, a robot finds a toy car and heads off on a road trip across the United States, guided only by Google Maps Street View. We start on the Brooklyn Bridge and finish on the Pacific Coast Highway in California. Parts of the video look like sequences from a Pixar film, they are so well made. In reality, the film was produced, animated, filmed, lit, edited and graded by one person: Tom Jenkins.

A great treat to start the week.

via Flowing Data

Eugene Buchko is a blogger and photographer living in Atlanta, GA. He maintains a photoblog, Erudite Expressions, and writes about what he reads on his reading blog.


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  1. Ruchira says . . . | November 28, 2011 / 11:47 pm

    Short, sweet and smart. I loved this.

  2. EvenSteven says . . . | November 29, 2011 / 8:21 am

    Well Done!

  3. Barb Drummond says . . . | November 29, 2011 / 11:56 am

    Deceptively simple but brilliantly done with great timing and eye for detail. Everyone should see this at least once. Love it.

  4. Haley says . . . | November 30, 2011 / 7:55 pm


  5. Stacey Flynn says . . . | December 1, 2011 / 6:54 pm

    That was amazing! I’m so glad I got to see it.

  6. andrew jenson says . . . | December 7, 2011 / 5:31 pm

    beautifully shot little film, and it reminded me a little of this CG animated robots predicament.

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