View Full Version : How to make a tilt-shift video?
04-30-2009, 02:36 PM
It has been awhile since I have posted on here. Anyhow, I recently saw these two videos and would love to learn how this is done. If anyone knows or has any ideas through them out there. I would love to work on something like this!
**Come on Peter I know you know how to do this :thumbsup:**
04-30-2009, 04:14 PM
The most effective way to do it is with PC lenses (Perspective Control lenses). All it is doing is redirecting perspective of the lens. The image circle is quite large and it vertically adjusts the lens by a few milimeters. There is also a kind of tricked DOF, that is wide with a shallow DOF.
Like this Nikon lens:
It can be done in post, in a fashion, however the best results, for motion are done in camera, and the grading adds the finishing touch. here's a tutorial on the basics:
I've never shot video with these lenses, although I have shot still footage. To be honest though I have used these lenses more for absolute sharpness. The great thing about them is you can adjust the angle of the lenses to the angle of the subject so that the sharpness is insanely crisp.
04-30-2009, 04:20 PM
here's some visual references:
04-30-2009, 05:26 PM
WOW, thanks alot for the links!
I have a questions from the tutorial from the first post.
What kind of gradient should I use, radial?
I assume that is a dumb question but it was not covered
04-30-2009, 06:06 PM
I haven't watched it but I presume a linear grad. As tilt shift lenses create what looks like a line of focus on the screen; this is what you'd be wanting to emulate.
Edit: Just checked tutorial he has an image of the gradient :thumbsup:
04-30-2009, 06:58 PM
I saw that one and made my gradient based on that with no problems. I was referring to where you can actually choose which style gradient to use at the top.
I figure just the default one but just wanted to double check.