The brilliant tilt-shift video work of Keith Loutit

    Bathtub IV from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

    There’s tons of stuff that I should probably be writing about tonight, but it’s feeling more like a Lay My Ass Down in Front of the TV Night. So, here, because I don’t want to leave you with nothing to think about, is an absolutely beautiful piece of tilt-shift video work by a guy in Sydney named Keith Loutit that I found out about today on Metafilter. I’ve been a fan of tilt-shift photography for some time, but, somehow, it never occurred to me that you might be able to accomplish the same thing with moving images. It’s insanely beautiful stuff. I could watch it for days and days. Maybe it’s an OCD thing. Maybe it’s just that everything looks so clean and manageable when viewed at this scale.

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      10 Comments

      1. Dan
        Posted September 16, 2009 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

        That is really cool. I also like the video titled metal heart http://vimeo.com/2317118

      2. tuck tuck me in
        Posted September 16, 2009 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

        The perspective feels so true, doesn’t it?

        Of course, it’s all a trick. At least that’s how we’ve come to define anything that feels so true.

        Somebody must be weighting the scale.

        Nothing is measurable. Can be measured without calculation.

      3. Brackinald Achery
        Posted September 16, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

        It’s wonderful.

      4. Wjpa
        Posted September 17, 2009 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

        I feel like I took acid.

      5. Steve Swan
        Posted September 17, 2009 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

        Am I the only one watching this and thinking how truly awesome it would be for porn?

      6. dan gillotte
        Posted September 22, 2009 at 11:45 pm | Permalink

        This is cool. I can’t find a clip of it, strangely enough, but the Joss Whedon show Dollhouse uses tilt-shift imagery in their opening credits sequence.

      7. Alicia
        Posted September 23, 2009 at 8:35 am | Permalink

        I don’t understand why one needs tilt shift to make the miniature video. Isn’t this like Thomas the Tank Engine? Just use little things and tell a story? [I know I'm sounding like a total rube. Sorry] Or is it that title shift helps with the illusion of full scale when using miniatures because you can blur the fore- and backgrounds, thus giving it a more realistic (for full scale) appearance?

      8. Posted September 23, 2009 at 8:55 am | Permalink

        I will be working on some TS Video very soon…I’m so excited. After being able to use TS with my architecture work I’m so excited to try it with video. You only like this because of the Music Mark. You aren’t fooling me sir.

      9. Dan
        Posted November 9, 2009 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

        Keith Loutit has a new tilt shift video out. Its an ad for HP but it is awesome.

        Create Amazing – Director’s Cut

      10. Dan
        Posted November 9, 2009 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

        It’s gone… grr

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