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  • Getting a lay of the land

    Occasionally in my scripts I have a character moving from one location to another or cross country via a car. The following tool allows you to view their journey via an animated gif using google streetview:

    http://www.brianfolts.com/driver/

    I've found it very handy for getting an accurate sense of the terrain and noting landmarks that are passed along the way. You can adjust the speed to suit your needs and download if required. Thought it may be of use to my fellow screenwriters.

    Here's an example of LAX to Vine Street, LA:

    http://www.brianfolts.com/projects/d...31888fc5d625b/

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    Re: Getting a lay of the land

    I like Google Maps street view, as well... You can pick where to stop, look around, move on, etc.

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      Re: Getting a lay of the land

      Yeah, it's something screenwriters should definitely be using. This tool is pretty handy for longer journeys.

      In a recent script I had a character driving 4 hours between Kalispell and Deer Lodge (Montana) and it was fantastic to be able to watch the terrain pass by in 2 minutes without all that double clicking.

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        Re: Getting a lay of the land

        I was just saying elsewhere that I've used YouTube to look at people's vacation videos to get an idea of what places look like. I also look at vacation pictures.

        Bill
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