From Bryan's blog:
The idea behind this was taken from a video created by a fellow named Sam O'Hare. He used a Tilt/Shift lens, primarily used for architecture or product photography, combined with the new video features of DSLR cameras such as the Canon 5D MKII or Nikon D3s, and made a unique miniature looking video.
I'm sure it's been done before, somewhere, but his videos are the first I've ever seen it used.See also: Ottawa Winterlude Guide
I figured I would hop on the ole' meme bandwagon and shoot a little video about Winterlude. I felt the style would really suit the festival by highlighting the shear volume of people who temporarily come out of hibernation to enjoy the many things Winterlude has to offer, while keeping it in a playful childlike theme.