What i find incredible about this type of film is that this style and effect is completely unexpected and utterly different. It creates a new world of photography and film, allowing camera’s to alter the appearance of reality and turn it into an art form. The process is relatively simple (if you have the money): Both Canon and Nikon sell special, specific lenses that make you able to produce images like this one.
Some technical info – “Tilt-shift” encompasses two different types of movements: rotation of the lens plane relative to the image plane, called tilt, and movement of the lens parallel to the image plane, calledshift. Tilt is used to control the orientation of the plane of focus (PoF), and hence the part of an image that appears sharp; it makes use of the Scheimpfug principle. Shift is used to adjust the position of the subject in the image area without moving the camera back; this is often helpful in avoiding the convergence of parallel lines, as when photographing tall buildings.
Tilt Shift film’s and photography require a specific angle and focus on the camera before anything is actually recorded. By obtaining these settings on a camera you are able to create the effect of a miniature world. The man who directed this film is a man called Keith Loutit who has made hundreds of films like this for commercial use and artistic delight. If you like the work (I would be amazed if you didn’t) i have left a link to Keith’s website which contains some even more incredible work and information about the film. Loutit’s greatest artistic achievement is his ‘Small World’s Project’ in which he filmed the world’s greatest cities with this effect in order to give the people that knew these places and visited them on a day to day basis a different perspective. The work produced for this project is also on the website that i linked.
http://keithloutit.com/#about – Keith Loutit’s website