Awesome Miniaturization Video

29 April 2011 06:57 PM CDT


I love photography, especially when creatively used to express something in an unnatural way.  About a year ago I learned about a photography technique where you can take regular looking pictures and alter them to look like miniature versions of the original.  There’s a simple process in Photoshop you can use to create the effect.  It wasn’t long before experimental photographers took timelapse sequences of images, applied the effect to their entire set of pictures, and then stacked all of the images into a video timeline to create a miniaturized video.  That said, check out the below video for an excellent version of this kind of work.  Made me miss the mountains, skiing, and winter.  Ahhhhhhh …

This mountain is like nothing you have skied before! Spend a day riding the tiny tram and shredding miniature backcountry lines in Jackson Hole.

Be sure to let 'er load completely and watch in fullscreen HD.

Music:

Thomas Newman - Any Other Name

Pink Floyd - Time (Pretty Lights Remix) - http://www.prettylightsmusic.com

Cameras: Canon 7D and 5D mkII

Lenses: 17-40 f/4L, 50 f/1.4, 70-200 f/4L

All effects created in post-production using Alien Skin Bokeh 2 in Photoshop, image stabilization and deflicker (using GBDeflicker) in After Effects, and frame motion in Final Cut Express.