Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Harrowdown Hill and SmallGantics

Recently I developed a style which I have dubbed SmallGantics and was asked to incorporate the technique into director Chel White's new video for Thom Yorke titled "Harrowdown Hill". I was originally inspired to pursue the technique by tilt lens photography stills, but I wanted to take it one step further and treat moving footage to make full size imagery appear small with short DOF. Here are a few stills from the final video.

Go HERE to see the video and HERE or HERE to read the story of how we managed to pull off this technique.


Anonymous Josh said...

This is such a cool look.

I just discovered Bent Image Lab from the Zune Arts web site. You guys do some really awesome work. Love Moodbots and Lux.

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great resource. keep it up!!Thanks a lot for interesting discussion, I found a lot of useful information!With the best regards!

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, thanks a lot, You'v done a great job.I can only realize how much time and resources does it take to create such a resource!Great work, I am impressed!

5:28 PM  
Anonymous jenny said...

jim. so everyone has a blog and i managed to stumble upon yours. this happens to be that small girl who use to work at Bent once upon a time in case you're wondering. this is such an amazing video. wish i had still been there when you were working on this.

take care.

7:51 PM  
Blogger Aurora said...

I only wanted to tell you that Lux and Bent video are wonderful, excellent job!
so elegant..
I love them and all the blog is fantastic!
"see" you soon!
saludos from España!

3:59 AM  
Blogger MadClouds said...

Great images!

2:18 PM  
Blogger Don said...

This is a nice video, I came across it when I was learning about depth of field awhile back. Amazing how such huge landscapes and buildings can look tiny when you selectively blur out parts of an image or moving picture. There was some discussion awhile back on the Stopmotionanimation messageboard about this video, it's a cool effect.

7:48 AM  
Blogger Donald Carlson said...

It's been awhile since I posted that, but I just saw something today that reminded me of Smallgantics.


Isn't it cute? :) No idea how it was done, though. Slightly different too. It's time lapse.

9:39 AM  

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