Sam O’Hare makes NYC looks small

Sam O’Hare is an aero director/ VFX artist who likes playing around with his camera from time to time. When I first saw this video, I thought it was a cool little video that featured a tilt shift lens and some solid Nikon video work. It was not until I read his blog that I found out I was wrong on both accounts: no tilt shift lens and no video! Everything you are watching is shot with a standard lens and non video capable Nikon DSLRs. Check out Sam's blog at to read how he created The Sandpit.

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The Sandpit from Sam O'Hare on Vimeo.

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Dragos Putureanu's picture

This is a really cool video. It looks like everything is miniature because of the blur effect at the top and bottom of the screen. It looks like SimCity or something. Awesome stuff.

max's picture

I did something similar once during a photoshoot... My canon powershot sd870IS was the only camera I had to timelapses, so I made it start shooting pictures... Then batch editing added a tilt shift effect... Nothing so mindblowing, I bet a lot of people with timelapse tilt shifts are done like this...
A 1500 dollar lens isnt in every bag