Tiltshift Timelapse: Sam O’Hare’s “The Sandpit”

I’m a big fan of tilt-shift photography and marginally so of Godfrey Reggio’s Koyaanisqatsi. Sam O’Hare has quite artfully married the two in his short film The Sandpit: 35,000 still frames of “miniature” photography sequenced as a time-lapse video documenting a day in the life of New York City. It’s beautifully shot and great fun trying to identify the specific locations (well, if you’re a New Yorker).

You can read Sam’s description of the process and equipment used to make this remarkable little film. The amount of post-production required to create gives me vertigo.

You can watch the film here, but I’d highly recommend seeing it in HD to get the best effect.