Recently though, Keith Loutit created some time-lapse videos using tilt-shift that came out great. Make sure to check out his other two videos on the right. It's really like you are looking at miniatures moving around in fast-forward.
If you are interested in getting into tilt-shift photography, you can buy some very expensive lenses, but lensbaby lenses are a great substitute. They are considerably cheaper than the professional counterparts but still offer a wide array of objects. They have also recently released three new versions.