These are just a few of the words that come to my mind when trying to describe this wonderful work by UK filmmaker Tom Jenkins.
Google Street View stop motion animation short made as a personal project by director Tom Jenkins.Story: A lonely desk toy longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, so he takes a cross country road trip to the Pacific Coast in the only way he can – using a toy car and Google Maps Street View.Music by the wonderful Cinematic Orchestra (cinematicorchestra.com) and the track is Arrival of the Birds – please buy the fantastic album: itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-crimson-wing-mystery-flamingos/id297787201All screen imagery was animated – there are no screen replacements.Produced, animated, filmed, lit, edited & graded by Tom Jenkins (theoryfilms.co.uk / facebook.com/theoryfilms – !NEW MAKING OF PICS ON FB PAGE! / @thetheoryUK / twitter.com/#!/thetheoryUK).Shot using Canon 5d MkII, Dragonframe Stop Motion software and customised slider.
It actually made me a little teary-eyed.
Watch and be amazed.