Why hello there.
I'm new here, so hello.
I'm wondering if some could enlighten me. On a handful of videos I've seen this very particular kind of blur being used, one that changes in both amount, the area, what's in focus, the focal lenght, etc.
Sort of a very soft gaussian blur, most often in circular shape.
An example of this is being used in the music video for Tyler the Creator's 'Yonkers' track.
I guess that this is mostly a digitally achieved effect, yet I'm actually not sure. Could it just be working the focus ring of the lens of the camera while shooting? I mean, you can see the frame shake a bit whenever the focus changes, but this can of course also just be achieved digitally.
I find the effect to be a fantastic way of showing things in a very nasty and chaotic way, so I'd love to learn how to do it.