In spring 2010, Bucknell student Kate Matelan, ’10 worked with film professor Eric Faden to produce a documentary film focused on her experiences as a disabled student on campus. To illustrate the differences between navigating the Bucknell campus in a wheelchair vs. on foot, Kate and I developed a GoogleEarth project with placemarks and travel paths to mark and annotate both her route and an able-bodied student’s route to a class held in Coleman 221.
In the film a 4-panel split screen (aka ’24’ style) approach was used to simultaneously present a GoogleEarth fly-over of each student’s travel path synced to video footage of the students describing the course of their daily trip to Coleman 221. See video excerpt and screenshot from GoogleEarth project below. I’ll make the KML file available as soon as I can figure how to to do that on WordPress.
Note: video footage was shot using several cameras including the GoPro Hero and Kodak Zi8. Editing was done in Final Cut Pro.