Saturday, February 5, 2011

12. A "Model Day" at Disney World

ThumbnailThe Disney Parks Blog has produced two amazing and very unique videos that are certainly relevant when talking about using modern technology to keep us connected to Walt Disney World. They are titled "A Model Day at Magic Kingdom" and "A Model Day at Epcot." They are each about three minutes long and portray a fast motion and miniaturized version of an entire day at these parks. It is hard to describe in words what I mean by miniaturized, but when you watch the videos you'll see what I'm talking about.

ThumbnailThe technology utilized in putting these short films together is called tilt-shift photography. It is a technique in which a tilted camera lens captures pictures that are partially out of focus, creating the illusion that real life objects and people appear to be miniature scale models. Thousands of photographs were shot using time lapse photography throughout the day.  These photos were then strung together in succession, creating a high speed "motion picture" that looks like it could have been taken with some sort of funky video camera.

The "Model Day" videos are a great way to get a quick Disney World fix in only three minutes.  You can check out both of them through these direct YouTube links:  Magic Kingdom and Epcot.  They can also be found over at the Disney Parks Blog.   In addition to the two videos that I have talked about here, there is actually one more that has been made using the same technology and it is based on the Disney Cruise Line.  Be sure to check out that one as well!

Have a Disneyriffic day and remember to keep moving forward.  See ya real soon!

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