Tilt-Shift Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro

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Tilt Shift Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro tilt shift Rio de Janeiro carnaval
Tilt Shift Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro tilt shift Rio de Janeiro carnaval

Though tilt-shift photography is widely overused these days, this clip by Keith Loutit and Jarbas Agnelli could be one of the best examples of the method I’ve ever seen. Shot during the 2011 Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro and set to music by Agnelli that evokes Phillip Glass, The City of Samba turns this annual spectacle of staggering scale and proportion into a delightfully miniaturized version that feels as though thousands of toys are tromping through a kitchen cabinet. The parade starts around 2:00 but do yourself a favor: switch it to HD/full-screen, and watch it all the way through. (via vimeo)