Around the World in Snow Globes

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

London's Big Ben and other iconic cityscapes seem tiny when filmed through the glass bubble of a snow globe. Using a custom setup, filmmakers at All Cut Up Films and Evoke Solutions spent two weeks traveling to six locations to make the video -- outtakes from a "holiday card" project for a client. The clever snow-globe effect relies on a blend of time-lapse and macro photography and gets a festive look from custom bokeh shapes. For a previous shoot in Los Angeles, All Cut Up's Colin Mika revealed that the globe itself was actually a light bulb filled with water. 

For more videos from All Cut Up Films, visit http://www.allcutupfilms.com/. For more from Evoke, visit http://www.evokesolutions.com/.

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