Wednesday, March 18, 2009

More beautiful fluid mechanics photography.

Bathtub IV from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.
OK, this one is a stretch, but it's amazing. Talented videographer Keith Loutit combines tilt-shift and time lapse to produce mind-altering videos. The tilt-shift part, which I understand from studying view cameras years ago, puts parts of the scene out of focus, fooling us into thinking we're seeing a very small, constructed, landscape. But these views are "100% real" according to Keith, and I believe him. Visit his site for a description of this one, which was made with the cooperation of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.

There are lots of time-lapsed waves and boats, and of course the helicopter, so there's your fluid mechanics and relevance to this blog if you need it.

And here you can see a bulldozer falling into a river. Looks real to me.


BrianR said...

wow ... I saw a tilt-shift film about Las Vegas (from the air) at the SF Museum of Modern Art last December ... such interesting and reality-testing visual effects!

Wrenches said...

wow ... apparently you can do more things with a camera than with a wrench .. and that is really something .