Tilt-Shift: A New Perspective on Liberty City (Found via YouTube)

Posted on July 6 2011, 10:45am | Author: R* S | Filed Under: Games

You may have heard of the concept of tilt-shift photography before, but even if you haven't you've almost certainly seen it. It's the ability to manipulate focus and depth of field on an image or video of the real world in order to make it look like a miniature, almost toy-like diorama. This neat video we discovered via Machinima, captured by GTA fan OfficialNerdCubed, presents Grand Theft Auto IV's Liberty City as an intricate bonsai city full of tiny, serene tai-chi enthusiasts, busy little pedestrians, model cars and exquisite toy trains.

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  • RamzKillaon August 30 2011, 7:12pmReplyFlag
    spencer u gotta be kidding me man..

    how dare you say liberty city was a fail

    what game did you ever make? show me it i wanna try it and see if its even a 1/1000th a game gta iv is..

    dont mess with gta fool!
    • spencer5161on July 16 2011, 8:44pmReplyFlag
      I really hope rockstar games will finally cut everyone some slack and give us more information on the next GTA, all I've heard and seen is rumor after rumor of pointless junk sending me in circles on the computer... I'm sure everyone has been hoping for Rockstar Games to show us they still have it, I feel Liberty City was a fail and they need to recover from that fatal mistake. Please show us you are still capable enough of making a game halfway as decent as GTA San Andres!
      • R* Yon July 14 2011, 11:15amReplyFlag
        Thanks guys, & look for more fan made videos to go up on the Newswire in the future
        • GTA_Randomon July 9 2011, 8:37pmReplyFlag
          If you're tired of Liberty City by now , you'll love IV:San Andreas...

          Also, pretty sweet time-cycle in the video (from Machinima)!
          • VBProjecton July 9 2011, 2:45pmReplyFlag
            Pls do this if you can.
            • jimbom101on July 8 2011, 8:00amReplyFlag
              Ah...good ol' Machinima...
              I cannot get enough of their videos...
              • masteratton July 7 2011, 6:16pmReplyFlag
                Sorry the blog link was in the other post with the pictures (linked at the bottom of this article). Still, same answer: mods.
                • masteratton July 7 2011, 6:10pmReplyFlag
                  @Rockstar - Thanks for addressing my line of thinking earlier. I knew it was a long shot anyway. Just getting more and more excited to hear about the next GTA 'is all.

                  @DeafAtheist - If you click the link provided in the original post, it will take you to the artist's blog and under each shot he tells you which mods he used to achieve the shot.
                  • nikobelic250000on July 7 2011, 3:35pmReplyFlag
                    sorry to post again Rockstar but you have to see this i know its off topic im sorry but i just found it you will laugh
                    L.A Noire real life they made a parody of L.A Noire.if its off topic you can delete my post fine but just watch these before deleting. before you remove it.
                    some are actually good but they are funny though but some of the phrase sounds like that humor what you guys would sneak into the game.
                    dont worry Rockstar they had no spoilers its all made up.
                    • R* Aon July 7 2011, 2:13pmReplyFlag
                      Cheers guys - glad to see you all enjoyed the video as much as we did
                      • nikobelic250000on July 7 2011, 1:37pmReplyFlag
                        wow very nice this video is a masterpiece.
                        now that's what i was talking about gta 4 is in fact a work of art and it will always be.Just look how the pedestrians each of the got there own life and style.Thats what makes the game so life like. Wow i have to say he relay captured NYC and that's how it relay is.No other game i played has that real world feel.
                        have you guys ever considered giving these guys a job they can make trailers.
                        • conorSuperon July 7 2011, 4:00amReplyFlag
                          sorry i didnt mean to post that here i thought i click on the xbox event comments lol i reposted it under the xbox event
                          • conorSuperon July 7 2011, 3:54amReplyFlag
                            hey R* when is the pics from the psn rdr event being posted and is der anymore info on the dlc
                            plus who won the sweepstakes for the custom psn controllers
                            • RaptureRockson July 6 2011, 7:23pmReplyFlag
                              It's very weird and interesting to see all this beauty pulled from a a game with such seediness and violence. It's a testament to Rockstar's loving portrayal of NYC and these ingenious modders.
                              • foaby1on July 6 2011, 6:04pmReplyFlag
                                Dear rockstar!
                                would it be possible for you guys to re-open the bahama-mamas club in GTA - TBOGT?
                                would be amazingly awesome,
                                aprecciate your answers
                                • Wormwood_GCon July 6 2011, 5:37pmReplyFlag
                                  Great job on the video. The water and boat shots are my fav. They look super miniature.
                                  • DeafAtheiston July 6 2011, 4:25pmReplyFlag
                                    How is it possible to make such a video as a fan? Anytime we're in the game the camera is centered on Niko.
                                    • scareface1970on July 6 2011, 4:12pmReplyFlag
                                      A good video it's funny that it's so fast recorded and that funny tune it's make this good together i love this stuff of making video's

                                      Tumps up for the guy's that have made this good video

                                      And THNX to ***Rockstar*** for putting this on the news wire

                                      HAIL TO GTAIV
                                      • Mortal91ifyon July 6 2011, 3:24pmReplyFlag
                                        very very cool! the people doing yoga in the park i've ran over so much of those peaceful fellas i almost feel bad lol!
                                        • nicomcon July 6 2011, 3:01pmReplyFlag
                                          THIS IS MESSED UPP!!!!!1!!!!!! >:( every time u guys show us something about grand theft auto we remember how much we want the next instalment. YOUR TORTURING UUUSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!eleven!!!!!!!! the least you could say is " ya were working on the next 1" th@ts ALLLL! 6 words & 1 letter. i don't m33n 2 be m33n but still.
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