Originals
Charlotte Hannah
October 16, 2012

‘Empty America’ Video Shows What San Francisco Would Look Like Without People (VIDEO)


Photo credit: Ross Ching / Thrash Labs

Have you ever wondered what the world would look like if everybody on earth suddenly just disappeared? Or what city streets would look like if they were entirely devoid of moving cars? Or how the interior of a shopping mall would appear without the hustle and bustle of busy people?

Then check out this video, which is the first in a series called Empty America.

The video takes us on a tour of San Francisco, showing us famous landmarks and city streets. The only thing that’s missing is… well, us.

Video director Ross Ching used Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere to scrub every sign of active humanity – people and moving cars – from the time lapse sequences of the video. Without humans, the usually highly-populated city looks creepy, ethereal, and beautiful. Check it out, below: