Here's a cool guide to Tilt-Shift Photography, from Soup to Nuts. I can't wait to see a REALLY COOL short film that uses this. :)
From the website:
Have you ever wondered how tilt-shift miniature photography works and why it looks so strangely convincing? Have you ever wanted to have a tilt-shift lens but couldn't afford the hundreds of dollars needed to buy one? Have you ever wanted to take real tilt-shift photos? Then this short introduction to tilt-shift photography and DIY tilt-shift lens building is probably for you.
Selective-focus with tilt-shift lenses has been around for many years, but I think its creative potential for both photo and video (beyond miniaturisation!) lies largely untapped. By publishing this tutorial I'm hoping that it gets picked up by those of you with real creative talent, and from there you can take it somewhere completely new.
Alright, all you EOS HDSLR Guys, get to it!!!
Don't know what I'm talking about? Consult the Wiki.