- Director Adam Chitayat
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Fancy seeing such wonders of the world as the Grand Canyon, Mont Blanc and the Artic, plus taking in cultural highlights from the Taj Mahal to the Acropolis, via the Palace of Versailles, while scooting along a Himalayan Railway or a Japanese bullet train?
Course you do. But who’s got the time?
Never fear, this remarkable timelapse film traverses the globe in a matter of minutes, using that portal to everywhere that is Google Street View.
The American-Israeli director explains: “During lockdown - desperate for the outside world beyond my doorstep - I started crafting a project using entirely Google Maps Streetview images. I viewed and downloaded the world from my desk, finding amazing spaces, altering, hand tracking and creating timelapses and shots.
"I wasn’t quite sure what to make of the material. Until I heard the latest album from Axel Boman. Here was a song from one of my favourite artists that reached out towards the wider world. Special thanks to Axel, Kornel and Studio Barnhus for the trust, a random plugin that let me download raw 360 degree images and Google for bringing the world to our screens."