Called by some a must-see timelapse, Keith Loutit’s The Lion City is a visually stunning look at some of Singapore’s best sights. Loutit uses some unorthodox tilt shift techniques, citing that the effect not only makes the film more interesting but also signifies the intense heat and humidity present in the city. Take a look Loutit’s masterpiece below:
In making The Lion City, Loutit says he shot primarily on Nikon D3s and D4 bodies, but also utilized a Canon 5D Mark II along with a Little Bramper for some of the transitioning shots. The unusual tilt shift effect is not technically tilt shit, rather a technique that Loutit calls tilt shock, an effect he plans on using much more in his future works.
“For ‘The Lion City’, the idea behind the use of the technique is for focus and distance to be something the viewer can experience. It also doubles to communicate the constant heat and humidity that hits you whenever you leave the comfort of air conditioning in Singapore.”
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