Made on a Mac – Amazing Tilt-Shift Videos Turn Sydney into “Model” City


Bathtub III from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

There is no end to the creative wonders made possible with Apple gear, it seems. Combining a variety of techniques including tilt-shift and time-lapse photography, Sydney-based photographer Keith Loutit uses his iMac to produce short films like those presented here, which turn ordinary places into scenes worth a second look.

Loutit also employs Apple software in his workflow, using Automator for file management and preparation; QuickTime pro for assembling stills onto video format; Aperture for archiving of frames as higher quality stills; and Final Cut Studio – mostly final cut pro, for color, compressor and motion for editing, toning and export.

Beached from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

Asked how he gets the stunning effects, Loutit is unwilling to give away the store, but allows that “I use two lenses, one Medium format, both converted to tilt further than most manufacturer lenses will tilt on a 35mm body.”

8 responses to “Made on a Mac – Amazing Tilt-Shift Videos Turn Sydney into “Model” City”

  1. SebZar says:

    The following tutorial shows you how to create the tilt-shift effect in your favorite image editing software –

  2. Tracey says:

    I am afraid you are wrong about the Mac being the main tool for creating this effect. It was created with a 35mm adapter and a tilt-shift lens.

  3. Steve says:

    On a tangent, can anyone identify the SONG that he uses for his “Beached” video? If you come up with a name and the group, my thanks.

  4. Wolfgeek says:

    Beached video song is “I Feel Great” performed by Sonido Lasser Drakar. Here is the iTunes link: