the empty america series by ross ching

A couple of years ago, I posted something about filmmaker Ross Ching's super-cool time-lapse video project Running on Empty, in which he used digital trickery to depict various parts of Los Angeles as completely carless and eerily empty. If you've lived and driven in LA, you know how crazy this looks.

I was really impressed with that video, and recently learned that Ross followed it up with The Empty America Series, created through the premium YouTube channel Thrash Lab. It basically takes the same concept and applies to other great American cities. Empty. Take a look:

San Francisco.


New York City.

Washington D.C.

For further information on The Empty America Series, and for behind-the-scenes videos on how they erased all the people and cars, check out Ross Ching's website here.

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