Monster truck rally tilt shift video


32 Responses to “Monster truck rally tilt shift video”

  1. Frank W says:

    i went away on a government vacation
    it was the best time that I ever had
    shipped me back home from a secret location
    my legs came back later in a plastic bag

    metal papers
    metal pens
    metal hearts
    metal hands

    memorised the rules and learned to behave
    but when i got to school i forgot forgot
    so they put me in a special classroom
    where everybody is a robot robot

    Everything i said about my bad education
    a million broken records have already said
    learning how to live like I’m under sedation
    learning how to live like I’m already dead

    metal papers
    metal pens
    metal hearts
    metal hands

    memorised the rules and learned to behave
    but when i got to school i forgot forgot
    so they put me in a special classroom
    where everybody is a robot robot

  2. Keith says:

    #16- That Wholphin issue (#4) was the first time I had ever seen tilt/shift & it blew my mind.

    It can be seen here:

  3. EH says:

    Why are the killer parts only shown in time-lapse? There are sections at (near-) realtime, but no jumps or anything. Perhaps they’ve already sold them on the commercial market.

  4. FrankenPengie says:

    Great subject for a stop-motion tilt-shift. It puts into perspective the size of the mind it takes to enjoy such an event.

  5. OM says:

    “(For non-photographers out there: yes, $270 is cheap for a lens”

    …Especially for a third-party lens for a Canon Rebel model. Thanks for the link!

  6. mc says:

    It’s not like they’re burning a flag or anything.

  7. macisaguy says:

    The best post on tilt shift photography yet. I found this highly engrossing.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I hope some band approaches him about using this footage for a clip, as opposed to some production company just ripping it off.

  9. MrsBug says:

    Look! Matchbox and Tonka Trucks. Srsly, that’s what it looks like. Love it. This is awesome!

    Being culturally uninformed, music-wise, can someone tell me the name of the group/artist on the soundtrack? thx!

  10. pork musket says:

    @3 It’s listed at the end of the video… Robot High School or something.

  11. clueless in brooklyn says:


  12. KnowitallguyfromGizmodo says:

    Amazing, that is some great work.

  13. MrsBug says:

    @#4. Thank you! I was watching it in episodes here at work, and in my haste to post how cool it was, clicked forward before it ended. D’oh!

  14. neurolux says:

    I’d still like to see some 3D tilt-shift footage, using 2 cameras set a few yards apart.

  15. shMerker says:

    The song has been featured on Boing Boing before in fact:

  16. Noelegy says:

    Oh well, this is how uncool I am: this was the first tilt-shift video I’d ever seen and I was entranced.

  17. Anonymous says:

    I was at this event in November, it was at the boondall entertanment centre in Brisbane Aust

  18. IWood says:

    I’m tilt-shift right now. I can’t tell whether I’m full size or just a miniature of myself. Also, I need to be three inches from my monitor to read it.

  19. Splendor says:

    Why are they driving on the flag?

  20. Evil Jim says:

    Real miniatures can be filmed without so much blur. I refer you to just about EVERY STOP MOTION MOVIE EVER MADE.

  21. Pag says:

    Om: lensbaby does a fairly cheap tilt-shift lens:

    (For non-photographers out there: yes, $270 is cheap for a lens)

  22. OM says:

    …Man, I get more amd more interested in doing my own tilt-shift stills. Wonder if there’s a MAKE version of a cheap lens for a Canon Digital Rebel as there is for a macrolens using a Pringle’s can as an extender?

  23. Pruette says:

    So wait a minute, are these actually miniatures or is this just the effect of the tilt-shift still shots of an actual event strung together? Some of the people shots looked amazingly detailed if this was miniatures.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Yes definitely Lensbaby! Their new composer is perfect for staying in one place like this! I preordered one and have had if for a little while now… amazing!

  25. HarshLanguage says:

    #15 – cmmntr xprsss n pnn y dn’t lk, nd yr rspns s t mck hm? Tht sms bt chldsh. Wht dd *yr* rspns dd t th thrd?

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  26. obeyken says:

    Again, but with yakkity sax!

  27. kmayeux says:


  28. Johnny Cat says:

    Real event, through the magical eye of tilt/shift photography. Best one I’ve seen yet.

  29. pork musket says:

    I think the time-lapse really adds to the miniature/toy feel.

  30. Dan Freeman says:

    I am sick of the tilt-shift craze. While this (TS and the stop motion/ffw’d) video is well done, the meme is dead to me.

  31. maxoid says:

    the part where all the little cars dance around at about the 1:45 mark was, truthfully, all i needed.

    wholphin had some pretty amazing tilt-shift video shot from helicopters a couple issues back, my favorite being the single truck raising dust in the nevada desert. it was by olivo barieri, i think.

    it seems to me this whole thing is more effective when the point of view is inhuman, which usually means really high up. otherwise it’s just sort of…meh.

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