Here’s a beautiful 2-minute short film by Raphael Boudreault-Simard of Flow Motion Aerials that shrinks kayakers and the beautiful outdoors into a miniature world using a tilt-shift effect.
“We shrunk two kayakers and this happened,” writes Red Bull, which published the video.
Boudreault-Simard was a kayaker himself before his career was cut short by a shoulder injury and surgery a few years ago. He then started flying a camera drone and picked up aerial filmmaking.
For this short film, Boudreault-Simard piloted his drone through difficult terrain to film athletes Aniol Serrasolses and Nouria Newman doing their thing in British Columbia, Canada. After 5 intense days of trekking and shooting, Boudreault-Simard edited his aerial footage, speeding up the frame rate and carefully applied the digital tilt-shift effect (his drone doesn’t support a tilt-shift lens).
Voila! Tiny kayakers riding rough waters in a tiny world.