Amazing Tilt-Shift Miniature Faking Videos

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Selective focus through the tilt of lens is often used to simulate a miniature scene. This effect (sometimes also known as dollhouse effect, tilt-shift effect, etc) can be easily obtained by using high-end cameras which allow tilting of the lens. Apart from using specialized cameras/lenses to simulate miniature effect, basic digital after treatment can give similar results and offer greater flexibility. As shown in our previous tutorial, you can easily choose the region that is sharp and the amount of blur. Furthermore, these options can be made after the actual shoot.

Below we have featured some of the amazing miniature fake videos for your inspiration. See how these artists have used the effect to extreme and created these great videos.

The Sandpit from Sam O’Hare

Miniature City Shanghai from Joe Nafis

SUMO from the bitter*girls

Beached from Keith Loutit

Monster Truck Rally


Karijini National Park from Michael Fletcher

Mardi Gras from futureshorts

Little Airport from Fabian Tischer

Small Life in Chemnitz from Christoph Schaarschmidt

Paris from BISSON Nicolas

Operation: Toyland from clemento

Toy-Town TV-Tower from Smashcut

Ferries in the Quay from Peter Saul


Amsterdam Central Station from roberwter

Istanbul from Bar?? G├╝rsel


Helpless from Keith Loutit


Multnomah Falls in Miniature from Andrew Curtis

Scenes from a rooftop from Paul Johannessen

We Never Change from sonicbomb

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Dana Point Beach from MeatPunch

Bathtub III from Keith Loutit

Miniature City Kobe from inouek3D

Small Life around Dresden from Christoph Schaarschmidt

SkateBoard Ramp from jimbox

A Model Day at Disney Parks from NewsDocFun

Herring Run from NewsDocFun


Bathtub V from Keith Loutit

Small Life in Cologne from Christoph Schaarschmidt

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Golden Gate, Miniaturized from Andrew Curtis

Small Life in Saxon Switzerland from Christoph Schaarschmidt