Everything is smaller: cars and cameras
The depth of field of a DSLR video camera (Canon T2i in picture) is superior to that of 1/3″ or even some 2/3″ professional video cameras. They are also great for POV shots and hard to reach places, like that of a cabinet, etc.
In a recent production for a CanaVac vacuum training video we used a toy car for a very low angle dolly shot. The depth of field and maneuverability of this DSLR camera made the shot possible. The car wasn’t actually part of the pre-pro plan, and was found only after the audio man was complaining of a weird siren sound. Good things can come of a bad situation. Take a look at the footage below…coming soon.