11 December 2010

Toy Soldiers - Tilt Shift Time Lapse of Paris

This is a stunning piece of film.  The city of Paris is gorgeous from any angle - and this short film sees it tilt shitfed and time lapsed to the extreme.

There were four cameras used on the day, however most of the footage is from two that the film makers had positioned on top of a building on the Champs Élysées

The film follows a military march - perhaps Bastille Day? It is amazing how you can see the swarm movements of the soldiers: around the three minute mark you can see waves propagate in the group because the front row suddenly stops.  Extremely cool.

It was shot using Canon 5DMKII cameras, set on continuous mode.  It is surely one of the best examples of the technique that I have ever seen.  Bravo!