'Miniature' Wellington caught on film
Aspiring videographer Jared Gray has taken a proactive approach to job hunting by putting together a clip of a seemingly miniature Wellington to showcase his talents.
The 22-year-old, originally from Wairarapa, graduated from the New Zealand Film and Television School last month and decided he would take job-hunting into his own hands.
For two weeks he trekked all around the city’s hillsides to make the clip using time lapse photography and a technique called tilt-shift which makes large objects like cars or people seem tiny.
‘‘It’s pretty tough out there and you have to do something to find a job so I decided to occupy my time with this. It was my first time doing this. The whole thing took me about two weeks because of Wellington’s weather.
‘‘Wellington is such a good place to do this sort of thing because naturally we have all these high places and there’s a lot of hills around. I saw a whole new side. I ended up driving and walking and always finding some place cool.’’
In his two-minute clip, posted on YouTube, he has used tilt-shift and time lapse to create the illusion of a miniature city.
In basic terms, videos using this technique have a narrow depth of field which means only a small part of the frame is in focus.
Mr Gray said he spent such a long time working with the images that he wasn’t sure if the miniature effect was working but he has had a positive reaction to it so far.
He said he would treat it as a learning experience.
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