Originally Posted by eli
I don't want to be the hater here Lukey but I'm gonna do it anyways.
I think you should pick better angles and use a shallower depth of field. I don't feel the tilt-shift/miniature feeling in a single shot in your video. Sometime it's almost there but it gets destroyed because of a tree or a building that's slightly in or out of focus.
The idea is cool but the execution could be a lot better. Keep trying, I'm sure you'll nail it!
I agree with you that better angles would have helped, and if I had a free camera then I could have done better I think, but the areas and angles I could shoot at were limited by the fact I could only shoot from places where I could airlift a van onto with a Cargobob and then get a clear view from that position (lips on roofs and railings are a pain in the ass).
I tried to mask in or out upright objects as much as I could but it's my first try so It's not perfect, I know. After spending so much time watching it over and over while editing it I can barely see the effect anymore either. I guess you need a little imagination while watching it to get the miniature feeling as it's a post-processed effect as opposed to being shot with a tilt-shifted lens, on any post-processed tilt-shift video if you look enough into it you'll stop seeing the miniature effect.
If GTA V does come to PS4 and I can record in higher quality with HDMI then I'll give this another go, and spend more time trying to get better shots beforehand, I also wanted to include audio but I had issues with the audio recording so couldn't, but hopefully can next time.