I’ve seen this effect in several videos and wanted to see how easy/difficult it is to accomplish this in Adobe Premiere (since I don’t have a tilt shift lens).

Framing the shot and getting the best focal length was the most difficult. I’m shooting on a Canon t3i at 17mm (APS-C) and would like to have gone wider. I wonder too if having only one axis of focus would sell the effect better? I’ll have to find another angle further back somewhere. But, the high angle seems to be an essential characteristic of this effect.

I learned how to do this effect thanks to Rob and Jonas’ Filmmaking Tips YouTube Channel.