Google Earth Movies

I was screening the rough cut of a friend’s documentary the other day and, in this doc, there was a map shot that had the “Ken Burns effect.” It seemed somewhat out of place in the movie, so after about 30 seconds of digging I found someone that had figured out how to do what I was going to propose: Capture Google Earth movies to video.

And now the link is passed along to you.

3 Responses to “Google Earth Movies”

  1. Jason Scott Says:

    Too bad you, well, you know, can’t just use Google Maps in movies. The terms of service disallow this explicitly. Regardless of how easy it is to get (“I could just photocopy the photos I wanted to use”) it’s a copyright violation and you’re asking for trouble if the wrong people see your flick.

  2. Paul Says:

    Interesting point. Of course, legal or not, that’s not stopping filmmakers from using Google maps. The Four-eyed Monsters duo are one example:

    http://loadedpun.com/2006/04/17/four-eyed-monsters-zip-code-campaign.html

  3. Dane Says:

    Hi All Experts,
    Does anyone use google earth images as ground image planes for use in aerial scenes. I know how to stitch them together but are there any tools or tricks to make sure that the images are at the same height, angle and such to make sure they stitch well. I know in the pro version you can get bigger images but im not going to pay for the pro version when i could stitch multiple images together…