like watching an ant hill. A world in miniature for sure. - Bob
Larry's River, Nova Scotia, CANADA
That is *really* cool.
I saw this time-lapse of the DC snowfall and was inspired to tinker a little with time lapse photography. List add: I need to learn how to reproduce that "miniaturized" effect too! I think they do it by blurring the upper and lower 1/3s of the images with wide, tight, sharp focus in the middle 1/3, plus the time-lapse gives the video an awkward jittery movement, like some items are being hand-operated by an out of frame giant.
You can read about how Sam O'Hare did his film here.
http://aerofilm.blogspot.com/2010/02/sandpit-short-film-by-aero-director-sam.html It looks like a tilt-shift lens, but he claims to have shot it with normal lenses and did the effect (as you surmised) in the studio afterwards.