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    Hi All - James here.

    Recently while filming at the OHV park, we had a lot of lulls in shooting.  I used the opportunity to shoot some pretty neat timelapse footage with the intention of applying a 'Tilt Swing' technique to it.  It's a trick that I've been wanting to play around with for a while now and the OHV project was the perfect opportunity to do so.

    So, here is a fun little piece showing us moving dirt and building a low water crossing just outside of Sacramento.

    Take a look and let us know what you think.

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    I want a mini construction set like that! Very cool!

    June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

    Nice time lapse! Is that a disc blur??

    June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDan

    Hey Dan!

    Thanks! Nope. Not a disc blur...but probably not far off. It's a 'Tilt-Shift' effect. Traditionally, it's a still photography technique done with a special lens. But thanks to the magic of Digital Effects, we can get the same (or at least a very close approximate) using various effects suites (Magic Bullet in this case)

    For some reason, there has been a spat of timelapse/Tilt Shift films popping up over the past 6 months or so. I was completely enamored with them when they started coming out. Always wanted to try it. OHV was the perfect opportunity. I can totally see myself doing more in the future.

    For some really exceptional TShift films, you should check out this guy's work:

    June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames Swirsky

    Oh, I know about the Tilt-shift my friend! I was just meaning to ask about how you did it - I was recently shown an example of faked tilt-shift done in Photoshop using a gradient-masked Gaussian Blur compared to a gradient-masked Disc Blur, and the Disc Blur looked much more like a real camera.

    June 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDan

    Ahhh, of course you know about TS! Yeah, it was the TS Filter in Magic Bullet - Awesome filter set program.

    June 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames

    Wow, what a neat effect. Nicely done. Has sort of a Morel Orel type of animation feel to it.

    June 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRoger

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