Amazing Tilt-Shift Video of Swiss Landscape and Trains


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An absolutely stunning tilt-shift video of various trains passing through the Swiss villages of Sisikon and Göschenen. This project was filmed by Andi Leemann and Jeri Peier using two EOS 5D Mark II cameras, a Canon 90mm TS-E f/2.8 and a Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 combined with a 1.4x converter.

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69 Responses to Amazing Tilt-Shift Video of Swiss Landscape and Trains

  1. Amazing, it just looks like models… I imagine this video on a wide HD full TV! (L)

    The video should be a little more interesting for you guys in USA, because you don’t have this kind of landscape and architecture and so on… I live in France quite close to the Alps so we got almost the same ^^

    Anyway, 6 min of evasion in beautiful places, Thanks :D

  2. Amazing, it just looks like models… I imagine this video on a wide HD full TV! (L)

    The video should be a little more interesting for you guys in USA, because you don't have this kind of landscape and architecture and so on… I live in France quite close to the Alps so we got almost the same ^^

    Anyway, 6 min of evasion in beautiful places, Thanks :D

  3. The landscape is very similar to the lower end of the Appalachian Mountain range, and the architecture in places is not too different. Of course it would be nearly impossible to get such beautiful shots without a McDonalds or a nearby highway in the background. Very nice video, good music accompaniment as well

    • The architecture in the lower Appalachians is to Swiss architecture as Kmart is to the Empire State building.

      It’s clear you’ve never been to Europe, Ray. Don’t flaunt your ignorance.

    • The architecture in the lower Appalachians is to Swiss architecture as Kmart is to the Empire State building.

      It’s clear you’ve never been to Europe, Ray. Don’t flaunt your ignorance.

    • The architecture in the lower Appalachians is to Swiss architecture as Kmart is to the Empire State building.

      It’s clear you’ve never been to Europe, Ray. Don’t flaunt your ignorance.

  4. The landscape is very similar to the lower end of the Appalachian Mountain range, and the architecture in places is not too different. Of course it would be nearly impossible to get such beautiful shots without a McDonalds or a nearby highway in the background. Very nice video, good music accompaniment as well

    • The architecture in the lower Appalachians is to Swiss architecture as Kmart is to the Empire State building.

      It's clear you've never been to Europe, Ray. Don't flaunt your ignorance.

  5. “you don’t have this kind of landscape and architecture and so on”

    Apparently there are many places you have never been in the United States. Run an image search on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia — or try visiting more than one American region before again looking foolish.

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  6. "you don’t have this kind of landscape and architecture and so on"

    Apparently there are many places you have never been in the United States. Run an image search on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia — or try visiting more than one American region before again looking foolish.

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  7. Europeans are so arrogant. There are places in the U.S.A. that put Europe to shame…just start with the Grand Canyon and Bonneville Salt Flats……and the architecture is just as good if not better, just not as old as Europe….get over yourselves..

    • “Europeans are so arrogant”

      Actually “some” Europeans are arrogant, just as some Americans are. Others are quite nice, some are shits etc etc.
      I wouldn’t recommend generalizing about people, just because of one person’s comments. That is a form of racism. Don’t be ignorant – it makes me pity you.

    • What you don’t know makes you dangerous. We Europeans are used to people being different, it doesn’t frighten us. Americans are so very paranoid and when you or any one can criticize something for not being American, you show your true colours(spelled with a U)

  8. Europeans are so arrogant. There are places in the U.S.A. that put Europe to shame…just start with the Grand Canyon and Bonneville Salt Flats……and the architecture is just as good if not better, just not as old as Europe….get over yourselves..

    • "Europeans are so arrogant"

      Actually "some" Europeans are arrogant, just as some Americans are. Others are quite nice, some are shits etc etc.

      I wouldn't recommend generalizing about people, just because of one person's comments. That is a form of racism. Don't be ignorant – it makes me pity you.

    • What you don't know makes you dangerous. We Europeans are used to people being different, it doesn't frighten us. Americans are so very paranoid and when you or any one can criticize something for not being American, you show your true colours(spelled with a U)

  9. What is the music for the this video? I know the last part is The Dave Brubek Band, but what is the first part?

    • It’s New York New York by DJ Cam Quartet, available on Saint Germain Cafe Vol.9 2cd set (try usual internet retailers), or download the track. Great vid

  10. What is the music for the this video? I know the last part is The Dave Brubek Band, but what is the first part?

    • It's New York New York by DJ Cam Quartet, available on Saint Germain Cafe Vol.9 2cd set (try usual internet retailers), or download the track. Great vid

  11. My question is, is it possible to film things in a REVERSE tilt shift? Could we use this technology to turn miniatures into sprawling metropolises? If so, can we please get the Godzilla producers on the phone about this?

  12. My question is, is it possible to film things in a REVERSE tilt shift? Could we use this technology to turn miniatures into sprawling metropolises? If so, can we please get the Godzilla producers on the phone about this?

  13. “The video should be a little more interesting for you guys in USA…”

    What an idiotic thing to write. Do you think we’re so ignorant we’ve never seen a train before? or a mountain? or a house with a pointy roof? pull the croissant out of your ass you f-ing Eurotrash idiot.

  14. “The video should be a little more interesting for you guys in USA…”

    What an idiotic thing to write. Do you think we’re so ignorant we’ve never seen a train before? or a mountain? or a house with a pointy roof? pull the croissant out of your ass you f-ing Eurotrash idiot.

  15. “The video should be a little more interesting for you guys in USA…”

    What an idiotic thing to write. Do you think we’re so ignorant we’ve never seen a train before? or a mountain? or a house with a pointy roof? pull the croissant out of your ass you f-ing Eurotrash idiot.

  16. “The video should be a little more interesting for you guys in USA…”

    What an idiotic thing to write. Do you think we’re so ignorant we’ve never seen a train before? or a mountain? or a house with a pointy roof? pull the croissant out of your ass you f-ing Eurotrash idiot.

  17. “The video should be a little more interesting for you guys in USA…”

    What an idiotic thing to write. Do you think we’re so ignorant we’ve never seen a train before? or a mountain? or a house with a pointy roof? pull the croissant out of your ass you f-ing Eurotrash idiot.

  18. "The video should be a little more interesting for you guys in USA…"

    What an idiotic thing to write. Do you think we're so ignorant we've never seen a train before? or a mountain? or a house with a pointy roof? pull the croissant out of your ass you f-ing Eurotrash idiot.

  19. It is definitely models.

    There are other items snuk in like the river, etc.

    But for the sun to be out, there would not be so much out of focus due to depth of field..

    One river shot has a good bit of river being in focus, but the cooresponding buildings are out of focus.

    Still.. very nice.

    • Hey Slick Willie. These are definitely not models. The beauty of a Tilt-Shift lens is the selective focus and perspective control. Just Google Tilt-Shift images and you will see what i am talking about. It doesn’t matter how bright the sun is, if you use a large aperture there is no way to have everything in focus, check out: hyper-focal distance.

  20. It is definitely models.

    There are other items snuk in like the river, etc.

    But for the sun to be out, there would not be so much out of focus due to depth of field..

    One river shot has a good bit of river being in focus, but the cooresponding buildings are out of focus.

    Still.. very nice.

    • Hey Slick Willie. These are definitely not models. The beauty of a Tilt-Shift lens is the selective focus and perspective control. Just Google Tilt-Shift images and you will see what i am talking about. It doesn't matter how bright the sun is, if you use a large aperture there is no way to have everything in focus, check out: hyper-focal distance.

  21. It’s a model. You can look at the bikers that role by on their bikes. They are fixed without any pedaling or movement at all. It looks like a model too.

  22. It’s a model. You can look at the bikers that role by on their bikes. They are fixed without any pedaling or movement at all. It looks like a model too.

  23. It's a model. You can look at the bikers that role by on their bikes. They are fixed without any pedaling or movement at all. It looks like a model too.

  24. Thank you for taking the time to submit this. It
    gives a myopic perspective which We wouldn’t want to
    suffer from personally. Swiss is nice but this is about
    as close as I can afford to be there and I would like
    to very much- but who wouldn’t. I was listening for the train and smelling for the Crousants but to no avail.

  25. Thank you for taking the time to submit this. It

    gives a myopic perspective which We wouldn't want to

    suffer from personally. Swiss is nice but this is about

    as close as I can afford to be there and I would like

    to very much- but who wouldn't. I was listening for the train and smelling for the Crousants but to no avail.

  26. Some of it is live but a lot is modeled. My late Grandfather worked for Santa Fe railroad 69 years and taught me a lot. At the very beginning, there are sections of N-gauge track alonside the track the train is one. Track is never stored in assembled sections. There are scenes of a pantograph train moving without the pantographs deployed. There are scenes of a diesel-electric train travelling on a pantograph rail and another of a diesel electric with no exhaust. The riverboat’s wake never widens. The cyclists never pedal, etc. Good video but not all of it is real.

  27. Some of it is live but a lot is modeled. My late Grandfather worked for Santa Fe railroad 69 years and taught me a lot. At the very beginning, there are sections of N-gauge track alonside the track the train is one. Track is never stored in assembled sections. There are scenes of a pantograph train moving without the pantographs deployed. There are scenes of a diesel-electric train travelling on a pantograph rail and another of a diesel electric with no exhaust. The riverboat's wake never widens. The cyclists never pedal, etc. Good video but not all of it is real.

  28. This has already been done by Keith Loutit with a number of scenarios. IMO Keith Loutits videos are better. These videos lack contrast and perspective. Some scenes were nice but overall not as good as say “Bath Tub” from Keith.

    Well done, good work but if I am honest…try harder.

    Good luck.

  29. This has already been done by Keith Loutit with a number of scenarios. IMO Keith Loutits videos are better. These videos lack contrast and perspective. Some scenes were nice but overall not as good as say “Bath Tub” from Keith.

    Well done, good work but if I am honest…try harder.

    Good luck.

  30. This has already been done by Keith Loutit with a number of scenarios. IMO Keith Loutits videos are better. These videos lack contrast and perspective. Some scenes were nice but overall not as good as say "Bath Tub" from Keith.

    Well done, good work but if I am honest…try harder.

    Good luck.

  31. Lovely video.

    Firstly it is not a model. Perhaps some of the people submitting don’t realise what a tilt shift lens is used for. It is employed here to produce the very effect that makes real-life objects look like models; i.e. strict control over things like depth of field. I suggest a quick Google on tilt shift pictures before you start wisely posting your opinion.
    To say it’s a model also belies the fact that to create all this with models would be a much greater undertaking than to take some nice tilt shift footage with the right equipment.

    Secondly, isn’t it a shame when these comment streams degenerate (so quickly!) into a pointless and ill-informed mud flinging exercise over who has the best mountains/music/dance moves/political opinion/religious belief etc.. It really detracts from the fact that someone has created something and posted it for us to enjoy. I suppose someone will respond to this by calling me names as well though…

  32. Lovely video.

    Firstly it is not a model. Perhaps some of the people submitting don't realise what a tilt shift lens is used for. It is employed here to produce the very effect that makes real-life objects look like models; i.e. strict control over things like depth of field. I suggest a quick Google on tilt shift pictures before you start wisely posting your opinion.

    To say it's a model also belies the fact that to create all this with models would be a much greater undertaking than to take some nice tilt shift footage with the right equipment.

    Secondly, isn't it a shame when these comment streams degenerate (so quickly!) into a pointless and ill-informed mud flinging exercise over who has the best mountains/music/dance moves/political opinion/religious belief etc.. It really detracts from the fact that someone has created something and posted it for us to enjoy. I suppose someone will respond to this by calling me names as well though…

  33. Amazing. My own memories of Swiss villages is more like 24 fps; but this is stunning. Many thanks!