bg/ish: The Tilt-Shift Work of Keith Loutit
I first read about tilt-shift photography and using it to fake shots of miniatures a couple years ago from this boingboing.net post. You can also find a fairly technical explanation on how the technique works here.
Some filmmakers have been combining tilt-shift videography with time lapse effects to create some really superb short films. boingboing.net featured this one called Metal Heart by Keith Loutit a couple days ago, and seriously, what is there not to like about this?
Metal Heart from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.