Slingshot yourself around the world

Ever wanted to swing across the Golden Gate bridge, Tarzan style? We found this music video that uses some fairly simple camera techniques in conjunction with one another, resulting in the feeling that you’re being shot by a catapult between two points in international locales. Director Kevin Parry created the effect and featured it in his video for musician Kalle Matson, shot by Andrea Nesbitt.

Parry describes how it was done – “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.”

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