Friday, January 29, 2016

Explore the World from Above

The View from Above is a very beautifully realized promotional website from the Emirates airline. The website consists of a number of aerial videos of locations around the world, which you access from a 3D interactive globe.

The aerial videos are themselves pretty wonderful but what I really like about this site is the map markers and the transition between the markers and the actual videos. The markers on the map actually include small animated GIF's to give the impression of the video playing within the markers.

If you select a marker on the map the small animated GIF's expand to fill the full screen and then are replaced by the actual videos. Therefore, when you click on a marker, the videos actually appear to fly out of the markers.

I have a strong feeling I might be stealing this effect very soon.

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