Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse Videos

Have you seen “Bathtub IV” by Keith Loutit? It’s the fruit of a real shoot, not animated or anything. Loutit used a tilt-shift time-lapse technique to film and create the short. I don’t really understand how it works, but I like the result:

“Tilt-shift lenses sit off-center of the film (or sensor) plane of your camera to produce photos with extremely limited depth of field, giving the effect of a macro shot of a tiny scene. When the effect is matched with the surreal speed boost of many stills strung together into a time-lapse movie, we get the other-worldly privilege of seeing real Australian beach goers as an elaborate Playmobil scape. Or Sydney Harbor in a bath tub.” (Gizmodo)

HT: @andrewgallo + @ryanjames

5 thoughts on “Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse Videos

  1. I want to see the “real” video of the guy in the Orange shirt rescued. When I first saw him standing so close to the water, i thought, “He is going to fall in and not be able to get back up.” I wonder how long he stayed in the water and how he signaled for help?

    Or, was it all staged for the video?

  2. That was really cool. I totally reminds me of the (in my home) ubiquitous Isle of Sodor from Thomas the Train. Funny.

  3. That’s funny. I thought I had felt the effect before in something I had seen and now I know why it seemed familiar. Thomas the Train. Good call!

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