If you’ve ever seen the History channel’s “Life After People,” you’ve seen how the Earth will recover itself from human existence, what will happen to the infrastructure we established and more. Going down a similar vein, filmmaker Ross Ching is creating his own “Empty America” series.
According to Ching’s website, it will show “the most iconic cities in America without people.” Taking inspiration from a similar series and combining it with what he says he does best — time-lapsed photography — Ching has completed his first one of San Francisco and also reveals how he emptied the city of people.
Watch Ching’s representation of San Francisco “wiped empty of tourists and traffic”:
What did you think? Was it eerie or peaceful — maybe like the city just hadn’t woken up for the day yet?
In an interview with the Huffington Post, Ching said that this production doesn’t take a crew. Ching himself did the whole thing, posting it on Thrash Lab’s YouTube channel, with two cameras filming for three days.
“Believe it or not,” Ching says, “I didn’t close off every street in San Francisco. I did it with some post magic here.” Check out the behind-the-scenes making of the video: