It's just this little chromium switch, here... (derspatchel) wrote,
It's just this little chromium switch, here...
derspatchel

no burl ives or leon redbone snowmen, but it'll do

I've always been on the fence about tilt-shift photography. On the one hand I think it's pretty awesome you can make people and cars and stuff look like miniatures, but that's pretty much the extent of it for me and it runs the risk of becoming way too old way too soon.

So boy howdy is it awesome to see what happens when someone gets the bright idea of taking a whole buncha tilt-shifted pics in sequence and animating then. Now you've got real-life stop-motion animation that looks like the real thing goshdarnit. Here, for example, are two videos taken at Walt Disney World in Florida: A day full of scenes from EPCOT Center and another one from the Magic Kingdom.

Not every effect works, granted, but the ones that do are great. The boats in the EPCOT video are fascinating as well as the way the breeze goes through the trees, looking like the work of an overexcited animator who was assigned to tree detail and wanted to make damn sure those trees moved. The nighttime parade shots in the Magic Kingdom piece are also fantastic.

I don't think this expands the range of tilt-shift stuff, personally, but it does show you something really cool and in that case who cares about range expansion?
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