To construct a story from a handful of inanimate objects and modern technology into a less-than-three-minute heartfelt short, is a very tough sell. Fortunately, Tom Jenkins and Simon Sharp (under the pseudonym The Theory) are experts in this niche (and also stop motion animation). Address is Approximate is the fruit of their labor. Soothing complementary music track from The Cinematic Orchestra‘s Arrival of the Birds. Check out the short-and-sweet summary as follows:
“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.”
The short and some pre-production footage can be viewed down at the bottom of this page! Enjoy!
Full stream for Address is Approximate.
Behind-the-scenes animatic for Address is Approximate.
Address is Approximate, 2011