Ah…summer in Chicago – the annual tradition of repressing and temporarily forgetting the nightmarish pain and harsh brutality of the winter (ok, maybe that’s a little overdramatic, but seriously, it’s freaking COLD!). My hometown never looked so good:
I’ve posted some stunning tilt-shift photos and videos before…but this short film is probably the most epic example I’ve seen. It’s called ‘Little Big Berlin’, and after watching it, you’ll understand the title perfectly.
A few months ago, I posted some cool examples of Tilt-Shift photography, the method of manipulating camera angles so the images end up looking like miniature toys. I just spotted this amazing Tilt-Shift video of NYC. Enjoy:
Tilt-shift photography is the method of manipulating the rotation of the camera lens plane relative to the image plane (tilt), and movement of the lens parallel to the image plane (shift), to create the illusion of a miniature scene. Who am I kidding…I have absolutely no idea what I just typed. Sorry.
Check out these examples of tilt-shift photography and you’ll get the picture. These are all actual images that are shot in a way that makes them look like tiny little dioramas.
OK, now for the grand finale…this is a tilt-shift VIDEO created by animating together hundreds of tilt-shift photos taken inside The Magic Kingdom. If you happen to be in a crappy mood right now, just wait until the last :30 seconds of the video…I dare you not to smile.