Mini city!

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branny
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35,000 Photos worked with tilt shift software to produce this 'lickle' masterpiece
http://vimeo.com/9679622

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Maxwell
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Well at last we have a video with imagination and self believe with a idea he had in his head.
Very nicely execute in all departments and a pleasure to watch.
On you blog you praise the music first why?. I think most people would be more in haste by wanting to know how you made the picture video.

johnd
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I saw this about a week ago (I think it was a Vimeo staff pick) and I was absolutely knocked out by it. It's not often you see something that makes you think 'how on earth did he do that?'
Terrific stuff.

perproductions
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wow...i still dont understand what the lense is doing though to make it look minature? impressed!!

branny
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S'not the lens, that's a regular lens. The software puts the v small dof in there.

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Alan Roberts
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The DoF software is quite simple in this production. But there's much more complex systems out there these days. The BBC's been using software which identifies objects and softens everything else under the control of a depth map calculated from the flat images. It allows the use of small format cameras but to achieve DoF at the 35mm full-frame level.

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Camera settings documents are held by Daniel Browning and at the EBU
My book, 'Circles of Confusion' is available here.
Also EBU Tech.3335 tells how to test cameras, and R.118 tells how to use the results.

Bob Aldis
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A lot of it looked to me like it was using selective blurring to make the DOF look small. I am sure there are parts where things on the same plane look blurred. Amazing how your mind tells you it is models and even when I could see what it was everything still looked small.

Bob Aldis

Christian Lett
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I imagine he used something like After Effects adjustment layers with masks to control the DOF, which is pretty simple as most of the shots were static.

The lack of motion blur (on the daytime shots), slightly saturated look, and of course the slow frame rate helps sell the miniature look.

This is one of the best examples of this kind of thing I've seen yet. Wonderful!

Christian Lett After Effects and Maya Artist www.quarterlightpictures.com