Filmmaker Joerg Daiber shot this timelapse on this Panasonic GH2 and added tilt shift effects in post in order to make one of the most densely populated cities on earth look no larger than a dining table. “Monaco is the second smallest and the most densely populated country in the world. A population of about 37,800 is living on an area of 2.02 km2 (0.78 sq mi).”
Tilt shifting can be a powerful filmmaking technique to create the illusion of small size. The way that our eyes perceive the heavy amount of blur on top and bottom from shots taken at a distance creates the idea that we are looking at something very small. I personally have tinkered with timelapse done with a tilt shift effect, but nothing to the success Daiber has here.
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