I first discovered this video when I was 18 years old, early 2012. I had just gotten my first DSLR, at the time and spent a lot of time on Vimeo for inspiration & to learn about cinematography and photography.
What was special about Vimeo?
Vimeo is different to YouTube. Much different. At the time, Vimeo had a completely different vibe to it. It was more focused on high-quality, artistic content rather than viral videos and clickbait. It was a place where filmmakers, photographers, and other creatives could share their work and get constructive feedback from other members of the community.
One day, while scrolling through my Vimeo feed, I stumbled upon a video called "Address is Approximate" by a filmmaker named Tom Jenkins. The thumbnail caught my attention, and I decided to watch it.
The video is a stop-motion animation that follows a toy car's journey through an office space. But what makes it unique is the way it's shot and edited. The camera moves fluidly and smoothly, mimicking a drone's point of view. The lighting and color grading are exquisite, giving the film a warm and nostalgic feel.
To this day, it remains one of my favourite videos ever.