Canon DSLR ‘Bullet Time’ with Rip Curl

This video is pretty sick! Using 52 Canon Cameras to create the Bullet Time effect similar to the movie The Matrix. I'm actually drawing up my own Bullet time rig and I figured out how to fire off as many cameras as needed with a single remote and no software. I just need to find enough cameras, which i'm currently looking at the G series Powershots. Hopefully i'll have more to show about that rig soon, because i'd love to try this out.

Details from YouTube:
In collaboration with Timeslice Films, Rip Curl took on an ambitious bullet-time campaign shoot in Malaysia's Sunway Lagoon Wavepool with lead surfers Mick Fanning, Stephanie Gilmore, Owen Wright and Matt Wilkinson.

The revolutionary campaign captures surfing in a way never seen before, with the final visuals baring more resemblance to a fight scene from the famous Matrix movies than a promotional surfing video.

The two-day rental of Sunway Lagoon Wavepool allowed Rip Curl and Timeslice to operate in a more stable environment than the open ocean offers. The Rip Curl surfers were repeatedly towed into the machine-controlled waves by Jetski and their operational space was determined by the 52-camera rig set up in the pool. Original Video link:

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8 thoughts on “Canon DSLR ‘Bullet Time’ with Rip Curl

  1. Emm

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    Hi Steve, I have experienced that from every one of my cameras since the 5D Mark II. I think it's just the nature of using Auto Exposure, which I don't know anyone who uses it anymore.

  2. Emm I was hoping you might be able to tell me if you have had any auto exposure stuttering video issues with your Canon 60D with the Canon 10-22mm?

    I have contacted Canon on this issue and at their request posted video showing the problem.

    I would appreciate if you would post a comment on the youtube page and hopefully you can help me resolve this issue.


  3. Emm

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    Let me test my theories before I confirm anything. In my head everything always works! That's not always the case....

  4. way fun!

    do you mind sharing your idea for triggering all of the cameras with one remote?

    I'm inspired to work on this as well...

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