Saturday, January 24, 2009

I dream of Ray Harryhausen

A quick break from the mouse drawings here for some amazing films that I recently found online (via this blog). They’re the work of Mr. Keith Loutit of Sydney, Australia. Loutit uses tilt/shift photography — which plays with depth of field to create the illusion that you’re looking at a miniature or scale model — in combination with time/lapse photography; the result gives the impression that you’re watching the most insanely detailed stop/motion animation ever created. There are six films up on his Vimeo site, where you'll get a better view of these films than you can here. I can't resist posting a few of them here anyway, though. I chose the more vehicle-centric ones so that this would seem a little less wildly off-topic. More on-topic posts to come. Meanwhile, enjoy!

Bathtub II from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

The North Wind Blew South from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

Metal Heart from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.


G said...

What the heck? Those are awesome!

dwiesner said...

Brian - Best. videos. ever. I kept imagining a giant dinosaur staggering through the scene. And then in the monster truck one - A giant dinosaur! Ray would approve.