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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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlZPmABrLu8&feature=player_embedded

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