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

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: Press-Release: “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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Photos and Videos of my Cologne HDSLR Meetup

I haven’t got time to publish all the stuff of my Cologne HDSLR Meetup yet. For the last four weeks I travelled to many shoots, workshops and fair trades (Zurich for a Corporate Film, Paris Fashion Week for Wolfgang Joop, Photokina in Cologne, Cinec in Munich, Workshop in Dresden, Palma de Mallorca HDSLR Masterclass). Today is Sunday and I have time. Yes, incredible!! 😉 Thanks to Thomas Sausen for the funny interview! The Great HDSLR meet up Cologne 2010 from JAK Pikey on Vimeo. HDSLR Meetup Cologne (iPhone 4) from Thomas Sausen on Vimeo.

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My brother’s second film with an HDSLR

My brother Daniel bought a Canon 550D a few months ago. He shot an image-film for his university and a private project about a trip to a lake in southern bavaria. I like it, because it’s one of his first films and he is really talented, only the color correction is a little bit to strong in some moments (especially the skin tones). All shots are handheld without any stabilizer. Check out his Vimeo profile! Used gear: Canon 550D Canon 50mm 1.8 II

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The great Paris HDSLR Meetup at Louvre pyramid

UPDATE: Please read my tweets on twitter for latest news of my HDSLR Meetup in Paris. I have a project at Paris Fashion Week in a few days. After my job is done, we will have a big meetup in Paris.The meetup will happen at the impressive Louvre pyramid on October 5th at 8:30 PM MESZ. Please bring some of your gear with you, we will share our knowledge and experiences with different products each other. I will bring many stuff to this meetup, you’ll be able to test it and ask me everything you want to know about HDSLR filmmaking! But the most important part of this meetup: We will get to know each other and have fun! After meetup we will go into a bar and have a few drinks and great conversations together. Hope we meet each other there dude! If you are on twitter please tweet this line to inform all your followers: Come to the great Paris HDSLR Meetup on October 5th, 8:30 pm at the Louvre pyramid. Please RT! http://bit.ly/beOClT Facebook: If you are on facebook you can sign up for the HDSLR Meetup in Paris right here. Please send invitations to your friends.

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My main camera setup for a corporate film shoot

This is my main camera setup for an upcoming corporate film shoot this Thursday and next Tuesday in Zurich, Switzerland. I will use a Canon 7D and a Canon 5D Mark II. Click on the pictures for more details. If you have any questions about the gear you can post a comment at the bottom of this page. My main rig on a Manfrotto 504 Head. A Denz Canon 7D evo PL54 with Carl Zeiss Compact Primes. The Genus Elite Mattebox is perfect for the Zeiss Compact Primes. Denz Mini Follow Focus with Crank. Manfrotto 546GBK legs. Zoom H4N with Sennheiser Wireless EW 112p. Perfect for interviews! Carl Zeiss Compact Prime PL 35 mm. Denz Support System with Carbon rods.

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