How To Spin A Camera Around A Building

The folks at Candy Glass Productions have posted a cool tutorial on how to spin a camera around a building, using the CN Tower in Toronto as an example. This would be an awesome technique to highlight a landmark from a vacation if you're throwing together a video for friends and family. You could also scale down this technique for use on a portrait subject for any mixed media projects.

This effect isn't a new idea, but Candy Glass does a great job of mapping out the steps so you can achieve a very clean, believable result. Has anyone ever tried anything like this?

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Relzlife Ho-Shing's picture

WOW!!! that was awesome!!!! And I live 15 mins from the CN tower... I may try this

this is so cool! but a freakin ton of work ha

George Socka's picture

far freakin out. I probabably hav eenough shot saround the CN Tower to put that together. Worth a try.

Michael Durham's picture

Cool technique. Does seem like a lot of work

josh lyon's picture

Did something similar a while back that I had planned to rotoscope over, but never finalized the project - YET! http://vimeo.com/43977845

Matthew Walton's picture

Interesting technique. People need to know that cool things take a bit of work to get right.

Mr Gray Kinney's picture

Great idea!

Surender Rao's picture

good to see and interesting  and new technique to fallow

Kian McKellar's picture

My attempt at this using the instructions. https://vimeo.com/56797358

Cyrus Omoomian's picture

I got the photos of a great iconic tower in Asia. How do I line them up in Photoshop? any easy and accurate way?
Thank you.