Thursday, October 1, 2009

Tilt-shift Stop Motion from Disney

Tilt-shift photography is a technique using a special lens that allows the photographer to create an artificial depth of field. The result can make miniatures look normal size - often used in architectural model photography - or can make real life objects look miniature. For Walt Disney World's 38th anniversary, Disney produced a video using tilt-shift stop motion showing a day in the life of the park. The effect is fun and whimsical, and I think it would be fun to experiment with this technique to for artistic purposes. Students can use software such as Tilt Shift Maker to simulate the tilt-shift lens effect on a photography.

Check out the Disney tilt-shift video here.