A Tilt-Shift, Time-Lapse View Of Melbourne shot with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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This is just cool – I love seeing the ‘tiny' worlds when people do this well and this short on Melbourne is very well done.

Nathan Kaso took to the streets and rooftops for this perspective on Melbourne

Hoping to explore–and expose–a new side of his native Australia through a camera lens, photographer Nathan Kaso set out with his Canon 5D Mark II to make Miniature Melbourne; the result combines the twee appeal of tilt-shift with the ants-marching effect of time-lapse.



Melbourne-based photographer Nathan Kaso wanted to show a new perspective on his hometown, so he embarked upon a 10-month project to document the city in stills, then add tilt-shift and time-lapse effects.

Melbourne-based photographer Nathan Kaso wanted to show a new perspective on his hometown, so he embarked upon a 10-month project to document the city in stills, then add tilt-shift and time-lapse effects.

The whole project was a season-spanning 10 months in the making, during which Kaso decided to document various festivals and public events to provide the most vibrant possible take on how Melbournians live. He cased Google Maps in satellite mode to scout suitable rooftop locations with prime, unobstructed views, and took to the streets on foot to find parking lots and public spaces that offered clear vantage points. All the images were shot as stills for the best quality and resolution, with the tilt-shift effect applied later in Photoshop; after that, the entire thing was converted to video in After Effects, and edited in Premiere Pro.

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)

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