Tilt Shift Video: The Dirty Details
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.
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.