Filmmakers Ben Boutwell and Steve Alan’s picture frame is magical:
For the image-within-an-image viral short “Frame of Mind,” Boutwell and Alan were inspired by the introduction to the show “Modern Family” and commercials for HP. In comments to fans, Alan estimated that they spent 30 to 40 hours on post-production for the minute-long film, which was shot in Hawaii.
Photo-within-a-photo tricks have become increasingly popular in blogs and film lately. Check out this Post feature about a few vintage photo-within-photo sites, and the best way to hone your technique if you’d like to try it at home.