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Band Makes Clever Music Video Through Google Street View’s Cameras

Check out this one-of-a-kind music video for the song “Could Be Me” by the band Gunnar and The Grizzly Boys. The video is titled “Redneck Country Band Ambushes Google Street View Car!,” and appears to be a music video shot entirely through the cameras of Google’s Street View cars.

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The claim is that the band “ambushed” a Google Street View car as it was driving on a particular road, and that the band was able to stay in front of the car and have portions of the lyrics captured in the shots.

Here’s what the description of the video says:

To protect our friends at Google who bent the rules to make this video possible (and their jobs), we can’t disclose when and where this was filmed.

It seems there’s a good chance the whole thing is a hoax and simply a clever marketing stunt. The video was created by marketing agency Rob Bliss Creative. Google takes privacy very seriously, and none of the faces in the video were blurred by Google’s automatic face blurring system.

Was it faked? Did they somehow “borrow” a Street View car? We have no idea, but the whole concept of doing a video in the style of browsing Google’s Street View photographs is certainly one we’ve never come across before.


 
  • photosforus

    Watching this is nauseating.

  • Bored

    Extremely boring and repetitive backdrop. Should have filmed on a road with interesting sights.

  • Fuzzy Wuzzy

    Yes, it would be extremely easy to fake (as well as a comparatively easy music video to create). Just mount a camera on a chase car, set an intervalometer to snap a shot every couple of seconds, and add the transition blur in post.

  • Alan Dove

    If this really did involve a Street View car and Google wanted to determine when and where it happened, I’m pretty sure they could do that in about 0.003 seconds.

  • sheepfilms

    I just made a film about street view too:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qmHH0ZPF2I

  • bgrady

    This was great, thank you for sharing!!!

  • http://ingrained.co.uk Scott Mains

    <3 Brighton.

  • Jack

    BORRRRRRIING!

  • Samuel

    I think its spectacularly unlikely that this was actually made with a street view car, im guessing if google wanted to find out where it was taken they’d just have to check the GPS embedded in all their street view images.

    Also why would you use a street view car for this when you could do the same with a car and a suction cup mount and about an hour of post production.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=875645610 Ajay Fahlman

    I feel dizzy and nauseous. Remember the opening intro to the movie Limitless? Same thing, I had to turn away from the screen at the theater.