Home » Tips & Tools

Tilt Shift Video: The Dirty Details

One Comment

Zoar asks: For my work requirements, I need to make a time-lapse tilt-shift video now. Some others told me that I can record one with a tilt-shift lens. What are the techniques for taking video using a tilt shift lens?

Answer: If there’s any video effect that’s more fun to look at than the time-lapse, it’s tilt-shift video, the camera trick that makes a normal real-life scene look like it’s actually built out of miniatures. Tilt-Shift technology can create images with a very shallow depth of field, making the image in focus appear miniature. So if you want to create an illusion of miniaturization, to make the video seems as if it is shooting a model set not a real world, you can apply this great effect.

To see what we mean watch this video

In general, tilt-shift effects can be produced by expensive equipments such as medium or large format analog cameras and expensive DSLR lenses, and Tilt-Shift video editors. The former one always costs you lots of money and needs more professional skills.

Decided to take my son parasailing over the weekend and wanted to capture the fun on video.

You need to install or upgrade Flash Player to view this content, install or upgrade by clicking here.

One Comment »

Comments or additional questions?
Leave your response here

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

The dvshow.com is Gravatar-enabled. To put a face to your comments, get your own globally-recognized-avatar at Gravatar.