Bullet time Matrix effect with 52 Canon 550D’s / T2i’s

October 10, 2010

Timeslice Films produced a great commercial for the surf company RipCurl. They used 52 Canon 550D’s / T2i’s to create a bullet time effect. Perhaps you remember this effect, which became popular in the movie “Matrix”. It’s amazing. Please also watch the BTS video! Very interesting.

The film:

Behind the scenes:


“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.”

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5 Responses to “Bullet time Matrix effect with 52 Canon 550D’s / T2i’s”

  1. Jeff Dolan says:

    I now hereby request that every meetup from now on combines everyone’s cameras to pull off this effect! :)

  2. Sebastian Wiegärtner says:

    Sounds funny Jeff! Let’s do it 😉

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  4. Matt Creighton says:

    Hey Guys, may seem like a bit of a stupid question, but is their a way to perform the “bullet time” effect with a single GoPro Camera? 😀

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