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Honey, they’ve shrunk Singapore

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A long term project dedicated to that fantastic place called Singapore, created in a tilt-shift time-lapse video.

This timelapse will leave you feeling like Gulliver visiting Lilliput or that the Borrowers have really gone up in the world. Not only do you get to an insight into life in Singapore unveiled before your eyes, but this refreshing take on the timelapse makes the world feel an awful lot bigger.

One of our favourite moments is in the park with the inflatable footballs that look like they are regular-sized but are surrounded by tiny ant-like people. The shipping containers look like Lego bricks and even the construction sites take on a different feel with the foundations and framework looking as though they are made out of toothpicks.

The horses are fascinating to watch in this timelapse as they look like they are being moved around by magnets underneath their hooves instead of prancing about. The oscillation on the surface of the water looks as though it is a bowl that is being shaken by someone holding it instead of being blown by the wind. Nearly all of the footage in this timelapse is captured during the day so that all the people on the streets, in the parks and at work can be seen, the focus of the video on the people that live and visit Singapore as much as the city itself.

The music chosen for this timelapse is well chosen as it sounds very similar to the kind of music that you get in jewelry boxes or on children’s wind-up toys.

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There is something almost comic about seeing life on such a small scale, especially at moments when the buildings and events look as though they are models that have been made especially for this timelapse.

A truly wonderful and original look at the gateway to Thailand that lends it a childlike innocence and purity.

Equipment Used

Cameras: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 7Ds
Lenses: n.a.
Slider/Dolly: n.a.
Other info: n.a.

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