GIF animated images haven’t been ever as good as these slingshot animations of San Francisco. These animated images are part of a music video recently directed by Kevin Parry and shot by Andrea Nesbitt for singer Kalle Matson. The slingshot and orbit effects are achieved through some simple visual techniques and minimal number of frames.
The following images are heavy animated GIF images that might take a few seconds to load properly, but are definitely worth it
The creators described the process in an email sent to Colossal, as follow:
The zooms are done by setting up a camera at each end location and filming the camera zooming in and out. The middle parts are done by putting a camera on the front of my scooter and driving the spanning distance. All that footage is then animated after the fact, only using a very small amount of the frames that were actually filmed. And everything is lined up, cropped, etc. to fit my needs. The spins are done by carefully mapping out a circle around whatever target, and picking roughly 36 locations to shoot a still from. Those photos are then processed, and lined up after the fact.
Now watch the resulting music video:
impressive work by Parry and his team for pulling this off and kudos to Kalle Mattson for landing such a fresh and exotic music video.