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March 22, 2009

two wonderful stop-action films

the first is an excerpt from a German student's thesis, and although you might not understand it, I'm sure you'll appreciate the art of it...the second uses real-world footage shot through a lens that creates the feeling of peering over miniatures :: click below to watch ::

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I watched the Bathtub one.

I have to admit, I got really upset about the person falling in the water. I was so caught up... I just figured the photos were taken of pretty scenes, and it didn't occur to me until I watched it the SECOND TIME that the photos were staged. I was so confused... "How did the same person get shots of the accident AND the rescue!?" "What's going on?! This is terrible... who makes art from personal tragedy like this?!"

So.... it surprised me, and fooled me, and made me forget it was art I was watching... which is a good thing I think.

Posted by: Kendra at March 23, 2009 12:26 AM

Wow! That second video is awesome. Not quite sure how it works though.

Posted by: Josh at March 23, 2009 12:59 AM

Keith Loutit's tilt shift videos are famous round here... make sure you check out the others as well.

Posted by: Deeleea at March 23, 2009 1:26 AM

The song in the second video is great! I've officially fallen for Megan Washington.

Posted by: Steffen at March 23, 2009 2:39 AM

Have you seen that, Ze?

(4500 seperate pictures)

Posted by: MC Winkel at March 23, 2009 9:05 AM

i don't think you need a special lens to create the tilt-shift effect. it's pretty easy to do in photoshop by just using the lens blur and adjusting the curves.

Posted by: noelle at March 23, 2009 9:55 AM

I saw something like this on the net before -- it's called Tilt Shift Photography. See http://photo.net/equipment/canon/tilt-shift

pretty cool.

Posted by: matt at March 23, 2009 10:59 AM

Wow. I really love the second one especially. Do you suppose it's the really shallow depth of field set with things out of focus in the front and the back that gives that effect?

Posted by: Abelle at March 23, 2009 6:13 PM

I've watched the second one already twice and listened to it about 10 times. That Megan Washington track is great.

If you enjoyed that one, you might this Keith Loutit vid:
This time they look even more like toys! Another tilt-shift photographer (Timsdd.com) sent me the Loutit videos.

I don't understand any German other than "Ich liebe dich" but the handy cam quality was impressive.

Posted by: Bulbboy at March 23, 2009 7:33 PM

The second one makes me feel like the world is kind of small and inclusive, and not quite as expansive as I know it to be. It's weird. But I like it.

Posted by: Kate at March 23, 2009 10:33 PM

absolutely loved the second one! bravo!

Posted by: kVn at March 24, 2009 5:33 AM

I loved the second one. how do you do that?

Posted by: tom gundersen at March 24, 2009 7:02 PM

These are both amazing. I've started to explore Keith Loutit's art, he's got some cool stuff.

Thanks Ze!

Posted by: Harland at March 24, 2009 8:21 PM

Oh nein! Und wie geht der erste nun aus??? Muss ich gleich mal googlen, in der Hoffnung das Ende noch wo zu finden... Es hat auch Nachteile wenn man die Sprache versteht... he he ;-)

Posted by: paranoidandroid at March 25, 2009 6:35 AM

Not exactly relevant but I was suddenly reminded of this, the greatest animation ever made!


Posted by: Dan at March 25, 2009 10:34 AM

Cool! I've never seen tilt-shift used in stop-motion video. That's a lot of hyphens. But cool!

Posted by: Rebecca at March 26, 2009 12:00 PM

Cool! I've never seen tilt-shift used in stop-motion video. That's a lot of hyphens. But cool!

Posted by: Rebecca at March 26, 2009 12:00 PM

Happy Birthday, Ze!

Posted by: PuffPuff88 at March 31, 2009 9:09 PM

Wow, those are so cool!

Posted by: Danielle at April 9, 2009 1:42 PM

make your own tilt shift photos: http://tiltshiftmaker.com/

Posted by: Jonas Brandon at April 11, 2009 6:08 PM

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