Ever wonder how the powers-that-be at Google make their incredible doodles to commemorate holidays and special occasions?
Today’s Happy Halloween Google doodle shows viewers how the final doodle was created through time-lapse video.
Shot at Google’s Mountain View location in California, the video shows how various Google employees and friends of employees carved giant pumpkins to commemorate the day in typical Google fashion displaying the Google logo.The largest pumpkin carved weighed in at 1,298 pounds. Consider how much effort it took to carve six half-ton gourds!
The video also captures the spirit of the day as some people came dressed as Uncle Sam, construction workers, a dinosaur and Santa Claus (how appropriate for those who weathered the Nor’easter this weekend!).
It was no easy undertaking for any of the doodlers. Using everything from knives to saws, each doodler had a different perspective but all of them were concerned with having the best finished project:
“Taking something this large and then knowing that you can possibly screw it up in front of the entire world is a little intimidating,” said Mike Dutton, one of the doodlers.
Check out the amazing video here.