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Chuck Pullen
Any ideas on how this was done?
on Aug 19, 2011 at 2:06:11 pm

WGN in Chicago has been running this new promo, and I really love the look. Anyone have any ideas on how it is done?

http://gizmodo.com/5830648/seeing-chicago-like-this-makes-me-want-to-go-eve...

Chuck Pullen


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Walter Soyka
Re: Any ideas on how this was done?
on Aug 19, 2011 at 3:55:52 pm

This is a tilt-shift timelapse shoot. It can be done in-camera with a tilt-shift lens, or it can be faked in post-production by selectively blurring the top and bottom of the frame.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilt-shift_photography

If you have full-motion video, it's probably best to posterize the frame rate first to get the timelapse effect, which I think is a hugely underestimated component of fake miniaturization.

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Walter Soyka
Re: Any ideas on how this was done?
on Aug 19, 2011 at 4:00:29 pm

I should add that Red Giant Software's Magic Bullet Looks has a "Swing Tilt Film" preset.

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Chuck Pullen
Re: Any ideas on how this was done?
on Aug 19, 2011 at 4:16:06 pm

Thanks Walter, I had an idea in mind, and it would include some stock footage, so everything would probably start as full motion HD video. Besides the Magic Bullet plug-in, what would the frame rate manipulation be?

From what I've read it's similar to a combination of a pull-down and dropping frames. (Change 30 frame to 20 and drop every third frame for example?) It sounds like there may be a setting for that in AE?

Chuck


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Walter Soyka
Re: Any ideas on how this was done?
on Aug 19, 2011 at 4:19:55 pm

In AE, you can use the Posterize time effect [link], or you can precomp your 29.97 footage, change the frame rate of the comp (to perhaps 10 fps), and then check the "Preserve frame rate when nested" box in the comp's advanced settings.

Walter Soyka
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