Jamie Brightmore’s new tilt-shift timelapse video portrays the city of Bristol and its famous sights and events, carefully crafted to give the illusion of smallness!
Jamie Brightmore shared with us the following details on his video:
The distinctive aesthetic style of this film is partly due to a creative photography technique known as tilt-shift. The term derives from the use of tilt-shift lenses, which offer selective focus and can give compositions the illusion of being in miniature.
I filmed most of the shots for this production throughout 2015/16. All the elements had to be perfect to create this little story, carefully planning out and capturing shots at some of Bristol’s familiar locations, events, and happenings, when the conditions were just right.
Of course, there was also extensive post production involved to piece everything together and get the look-and-feel as I’d envisaged. You’ll notice many shots have subtle parallax movement and extra work was involved to sneak elements in front of the background camera blur, which enhances the sense of miniaturisation.
Some of the shots were complex to achieve, making each of those a project in their own right. For example, I shot 4214 images for the airport sequence and spent around two days on the post production!
I also spent a great deal of time building layers of sound design to deliver audible effects that help bring the story to life.
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