Ireland-based artist Kevin McGloughlin has recently published Epoch, a stunning stop motion animation made entirely of Google Earth photos. It took him months to create it, and it will draw you in and make you feel as if you were in another dimension.
While the video is fantastic, I feel the need to warn you that it contains flashing and patterned effects. If such effects make you feel disorientated or uncomfortable, maybe you’ll want to skip watching.
Kevin made a tremendous amount of effort into putting everything together for this video. As he jokingly writes on Instagram, “this one almost killed him,” and it took him months to finish it. He made the stop-motion animation entirely from Google Earth photos, with no manipulation or any additional animation. As for the sound, he used audio samples from NASA. With all this combined, he created a brilliant video that makes a strong impression on the viewer.
“Epoch is a visual representation of our connection to Earth and its vulnerable glory.” Kevin writes in the statement. “Our time here is esoteric, limited and intangible. The fragility which exists in all aspects of life is one thing that is certain.”