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Created by Ross Ching & Karen X. Cheng
Ross got the idea for this video after seeing some photos with the “tilted camera” effect on steep streets. Since San Francisco is so hilly, it was the perfect city for this idea. The week before we filmed this, we ran all around San Francisco looking for steepest streets we could find (and gained some killer calve muscles).
The hardest part was coming up with ideas that made the gravity illusion look good – we tried lots of stuff that we thought would look good but didn’t work for various reasons (balloons got blown away, pouring water wasn’t visible enough on camera, moonwalking looked weird at an angle). Our favorite effect is the pendulum!
Music: I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ By Scissor Sisters
Karen X. Cheng, Ross Ching, Laura Kirkeby, Cayman Santoro, Robin P. Zander, James Carr-Nelson, Karen Lovendahl, Eric Maize, Jerry Gabra, Siobhan Maycraft-Grihalva, Brent Grihalva, Randi Acton, Jose Lopez, Ellie Ostroff, Trav Stanton, Annegret Steioff, Eric Tippett
Thanks to Cameron Mark Lewis for casting help http://coffeeandcatchup.com
Thanks for helping with gravity illusion ideas:
Rosa Lee, Oliver Emberton, Mustafa Khan, Christian Thurston, Doc Pop, Benjamin Von Wong, Nikolay Valtchanov, Tristan Zier, Alex Ting
Inspired by Dan Ng’s photos: http://www.pbase.com/dang_57/the_streets_of_san_francisco_but_flat
Locations: Potrero Hill (22nd St), Nob Hill (Taylor St), Dolores Heights (Hill St), Alamo Square