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Tilt Shift Project
The idea of Tllt Shift photography stems from the differences between shooting fairly wide-angle landscape type shots and shallow-depth macro shots. When shooting a wide shot, the depth of field (DOF) is usually fairly deep-- approaching infinity. However, macro shots have VERY shallow DOF. It's a dead giveaway for a shot in a film to look like miniatures if the DOF is really shallow.
With that in mind, the inverse is true! A wide shot with very shallow DOF tricks the mind into thinking that it's actually miniatures being filmed and this can provide everything from visual interest to a storytelling device.
I've created a setup in After Effects that will make it easy for you to simulate the Tilt Shift look. All the controls are in the Effects Controls Panel on the image and give options for Depth, Blur Amount, and location and angle of Focal Plane. This is one of the many things we cover at the Dallas After Effects User Group. We meet every 4th Thursday of the month and would love to have you join us
TILTSHIFT-Project-CS3 (CS3 and higher)
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Founder - Dallas After Effects User Group
after Effects, Tilt Shift, motion, fx, dslr,