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Empty City Stock Footage

to be mashed up and used in films later
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Establish a common archive into which people can deposit footage of their local settlement with no people visible.

Given enough distinct contributions, anyone in the world making a post-apocalyptic film in later years will be able to construct "empty street" sequences from this archive without the source being immediately obvious.

Traffic and security cameras could make a valuable contribution to get the ball rolling.

pertinax, Apr 03 2020

Inspired by this ... https://www.bbc.com...n-pictures-52127945
[pertinax, Apr 03 2020]


       But from now on you'll be able to get that look any time you want, just by whispering "New virus !" all alone in a locked room ...
8th of 7, Apr 03 2020

       I've enjoyed seeing my city in post-apocalyptic dystopian mode. As the street cleaners have been classed non- essential it has become more creepy every week.
wagster, Apr 09 2020

       Perhaps some fake corpses could be strewn around, to add a little artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative.
8th of 7, Apr 09 2020

       Drones could make another contribution with the flight paths free.
wjt, Apr 09 2020

       Then again, perhaps some real corpses could be strewn around, to add rather more artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative.
8th of 7, Apr 09 2020

       You could always add your green-screened characters in later. Or throw in some stock footage of people standing around looking pensive, add a narrator overlay, and you can have anything from a murder mystery to a historical documentary.
RayfordSteele, Apr 09 2020


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