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Tilt-Shifted Video Games

Tilt-Shifted Video Games

The tilt-shift lens technique is known for making real-world locations look like miniatures. Flurdeh applies the same effect to video games, offering up tilt-shift takes on Fallout: New Vegas, Bioshock Infinite, CyberPunk 2077, and Skyrim and more. We loved watching tiny street fights break out in Batman: Arkham Knight.

Little Big Ore Mountains

Little Big Ore Mountains

Filmmaker Joerg Daiber has taken us to some exotic places through his Little Big World series. But during the pandemic he stayed closer to home, capturing amazing footage around Germany, including the snow-capped trees, medieval castles, and vintage railroads of the Erzgebirge, also known as the Ore Mountains.

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Little Big Los Angeles

Little Big Los Angeles

Photographer Joerg Daiber has taken us on some eye-opening journeys around the globe. Now take a virtual vacation a little closer to home with this time-lapse, tilt-shift, aerial footage of the City of Angels. Ravel’s Boléro serves as the perfect musical accompaniment to the bustle of the big city.

Little Big Romania

Little Big Romania

Photographer Joerg Daiber of Spoonfilm takes us on another eye-opening virtual vacation, this time through the hills and mountains of Romania. Along the way, you’ll visit Maramures, Bucharest, and the surprisingly idyllic region of Transylvania, along with both the fake tourist trap “Dracula’s Castle” and the real one.

Beautiful Bulgaria

Beautiful Bulgaria

While travel is on hold for many of us these days, we rely on videos like this one from Little Big World to keep us inspired. Joerg Daiber takes us on another tilt-shift trip – this time to the Eastern European country of Bulgaria, with its dramatic landscapes, bustling cities, ancient fortresses, and abandoned Soviet monuments.

Awesome Armenia

Awesome Armenia

Our ability to roam the globe is limited these days, so we’re grateful to have footage like this from Joerg Daiber’s Little Big World to help us experience the world. Sit back and enjoy a tilt-shifted aerial perspective on the impressive mountains, rivers, and manmade structures dotting the landscape of Armenia.

Little Big Azerbaijan

Little Big Azerbaijan

Photographer Joerg Daiber of Little Big World presents another wonderful tilt-shift video, this time capturing the deserts and hills of Azerbaijan, which sits at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. While you’re stuck home unable to travel, be sure to check out Joerg’s YouTube channel for a virtual trip around the globe.

Tilt-Shift Red Dead Redemption 2

Tilt-Shift Red Dead Redemption 2

By applying a tilt-shift photographic effect to scenes from the game, the guys from Red Dead Online Guides transformed the various environments of Red Dead Redemption 2 into miniature versions of themselves. We love how the illusion makes everything from trains to horses look so adorable. More here.

Manic Manila

Manic Manila

We’ve visited Manila before, and can attest to thew fact that it can be one of the most overwhelming places on the planet. But there are also pockets of quiet and order to the chaos in this densely-packed city. Photographer Joerg Daiber managed to capture both ends of the spectrum in his vibrant tilt-shift, time-lapse clip.

Little Big Bohol

Little Big Bohol

Take a trip to one of the most beautiful and unusual spots in the Philippines, courtesy of filmmaker Joerg Daiber’s tilt-shift series LittleBigWorld. Bohol’s Chocolate Hills are limestone formations left over from the Ice Age, when the island was submerged.

Jakarta Joy

Jakarta Joy

Photographer Joerg Daiber paid a visit to Jakarta, Indonesia to capture vibrant, moving images of its lights, buildings, and people as they go about their days and nights in this enormous, and rapidly-growing city.

Simply Singapore

Simply Singapore

Photographer Joerg Daiber of Little Big World makes another stop on his tilt-shifted miniature tour of the world, this time giving us a glimpse at the small, but wonderful island city-state of Singapore, making it look even more appealing than it already is.

Pecuilar Pyongyang

Pecuilar Pyongyang

Photographer Joerg Daiber of LittleBigWorld recently traveled to North Korea, where he managed to capture tilt-shift, time-lapse images of its enigmatic capital city. Politics and human rights concerns aside, the vibrant imagery belies most impressions of the country.

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Hello Helsinki

Hello Helsinki

Photographer and world traveler Joerg Daiber of Little Big World takes us on another tilt-shift, time-lapse journey – this time to the capital of Finland, which looks particularly awesome in miniature. No wonder it’s one of the top 10 most liveable cities on the planet.

Little Big World: Oman

Little Big World: Oman

Photographer Joerg Daiber used a combination of aerial, time-lapse, and tilt-shift techniques to capture a trip through the many scenic locales of the Sultanate of Oman. As usual, the distortion of tilt-shift makes the entire sequence look like its been played out with toys.

Kosovo Kaleidoscope

Kosovo Kaleidoscope

Joerg Daiber’s wonderfully lighthearted time-lapse, tilt-shift look at the state of Kosovo. While most of what us Westerners hear of the territory are stories of war and conflict, this Little Big World clip will make you want to take a vacation there.

Sydney 500 Tilt-shift

Sydney 500 Tilt-shift

Photographer Keith Loutit used his trademark tilt-shift time lapse to turn the 2010 Sydney Telstra 500 V8 Supercars event into a race for ants. We like to imagine Keith is a wizard and is actually bringing toys to life. The celebration scene in particular is unreal.

Miniature Madras

Miniature Madras

A wonderful tilt-shifted, time-lapse video which provides a glimpse into the spectacle which is the Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Temple Festival, which takes place in Mylapore, Chennai, India every April. Here we see colorful parade floats moving through throngs of onlookers.

Tiny Airport

Tiny Airport

There are tons of tilt-shifted, time-lapse videos out there, but the tiny toy effect is especially effective in this video by Darwinfish105, as he makes the airplanes and ground crews at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport look like living miniatures.

Diehard Detroit

Diehard Detroit

LittleBigWorld’s Joerg Daiber created this aerial tilt-shifted time-lapse of the decrepit urban ruins of Detroit, Michigan, leading into the areas in which growth and development are starting to take hold to revitalize this great American city.

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Airport Tilt-shift Time Lapse

Airport Tilt-shift Time Lapse

Photographer darwinfish105 turned Tokyo International Airport into a calming sight by miniaturizing and speeding up the hustle and bustle in and around it. I Am Robot and Proud’s Summer Colour also helped set the tone.

The Little Nordics

The Little Nordics

Damp Design takes us on a tour of Norway like you’ve never seen it before, with all of the people, boats, cars and vacationers looking like tiny ants. Sure, tilt-shift photography is so 2012, but it’s really well executed here.

Beijing to Moscow Train Ride

Beijing to Moscow Train Ride

Factoria made this time-edited tilt-shift video of their 7,500km (~4,700mi) train ride from Beijing, China to Moscow, Russia on the Trans-Mongolian Railway. The song is Mongol Nutag by Sedaa.

Very Little Stars

Very Little Stars

A collection of timelapse, hyperlapse and tilt-shift photography by Ben Wiggins. Wiggins was able to capture motion without sacrificing detail. The song is The Alley by DeVotchKa. Best watched full-screen.

The City of Samba

The City of Samba

Jarbas Agnelli and Keith Loutit invite us to enjoy the daytime scenery and nighttime spectacle that is Rio de Janiero’s Carnaval celebration through the lens of their tilt-shift cameras.

Welcome to Earth

Welcome to Earth

Another eye-popping compilation from Luc Bergeron aka Zapatou. This time he used 179 time-lapse and tilt-shift videos taken from all over the world. The song is Wolf by First Aid Kit.

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