Supernormals just posted an incredible video on vimeo using a really amazing bokeh effect. Bokeh is how your lens deals with out of focus light. They cut the words out of vinyl stickers and stuck them to glass. Then they placed the glass in a matte box and used that with their lens. If you’re interested in doing it yourself, they posted a great making of video that shows how they made each of the words seen in the video.
This is fantastic DIY idea. It’s crazy that with an x-acto knife, a few supplies and a steady hand you can create such an effect. It does take that little bit of work, but the results are really something.