Filmmaker Combines 852 Instagram Photos Into Stop-Motion World Tour

Henry Baker

Instagram released, to much fanfare, the ability to share videos on the service earlier this year. People have used the new tool to share some amazing clips, inventing and innovating social media along the way. But we've never quite seen anything as cool as the work of French filmmaker Thomas Jullien. Jullien collected 852 Instagram photos, many of them from famous landmarks. He arranged them, with all their various angles, to create a stop-motion walking tour of everywhere from the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to the Statue of Liberty in New York City. The result, especially with all the filters Instagram has to offer, is both trippy and stunning. It really does seem like walking by the Brandenburg Gate or on a multicolored path that a train would travel.

And Jullien's reasoning? He wrote in the video's description, "Instagram is an incredible resource for all kinds of images. I wanted to create structure out of this chaos." Users on Vimeo, where the video was uploaded, are enthusiastic about the ingenious video, calling it "addictive" and "very clever." Check out the full video below if you'd like to see a multiangled view of some of the world's greatest spots. And share your best vacation photography with us on Facebook or on Twitter. And below, we've got some other great uses of Instagram, so stick around.

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