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Cameron Moll Cameron Moll is a designer, speaker, and author living in Sarasota, Florida (United States) with his wife and four sons. He's the founder of Authentic Jobs Inc, among other endeavors.

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The Sandpit

published 11 June 2010

The above tilt-shift video, The Sandpit, is neither video nor tilt-shift.

In an interview with Aero film, Sam O’Hare, the film’s producer, explains that the video was produced using 35,000 stills shot with a Nikon D3 and a D80. The tilt-shift effect was created in post:

I did some initial tests a while back using a rented 24mm tilt-shift lens, which is the standard way to do this. However, after my tests, I found it made much more sense to do this effect in post, rather than in camera. Shooting tilt-shift requires a tripod, as it is very hard to stabilise afterwards, and gives less flexibility in the final look. I opted to shoot it on normal lenses, which allowed me options in the depth of field and shot movement in post. I used a tripod for the night shots, and my Gorillapod (which is much more portable) where possible, but many locations—like hanging over the edge of a roof or through a gap in fencing on a bridge— had to be shot hand held, and the inevitable wobble removed afterwards.

The end result is just stunning. This gives me hope for producing a tilt-shift video of my own without having to purchase a $2,300 lens.

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    This is simply fantastic and gorgeously done.
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    Wonder what lens this person had. And how much time it took to edit the photos - excluding the time to string it all...
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    Oh. Em. Gee. The Sandpit from Sam O’Hare on Vimeo.
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    i find videos like this really interesting. everything looks like tiny little models or something.
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    Lovely.
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    You’ve seen the tilt-shift video for Codebreaker’s song Fire, right? It’s winter in Milwaukee and I think the director...
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    At first I thought it was some sort of mini world but it took me about 2 minutes to figure out it was a real city. This...
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    "Stunning" is right. Beautiful.
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