How the "Centriphone" iPhone Bullet Time Video Was Made, and How You Can Make Your Own

A couple of a weeks ago I shared a video called "Centriphone," which left many people (myself included) wondering how exactly the creator, Nicolas Vuignier, was able to capture this incredible effect. Just today he has released a behind-the-scenes video explaining exactly how it was done, along with plans for how anyone can make their own with a 3D printer.

The original video showed a dramatic, slow motion video point of view that orbited a skier. You could make out the lines of some kind of string, but it was never revealed exactly how the iPhone was held in place, or what the mount looked like. Here's that video, that went on to get almost 4 million views so far:

Vuignier has now made the source information available for people to create their own 3D print of the case that he used, which can be found at this link here. If 3D printing isn't your thing, you can pre-order one that is already made, with shipping expected around April 2016.

You can follow Nicolas on Instagram to see more of his unique skiing videos and photos.

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Mike Wilkinson is an award-winning video director with his company Wilkinson Visual, currently based out of Lexington, Kentucky. Mike has been working in production for over 10 years as a shooter, editor, and producer. His passion lies in outdoor adventures, documentary filmmaking, photography, and locally-sourced food and beer.

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Gotta love the editing skills on this video. Nice...nice...NICE!!!

this is absolutely epic! Anyone near Kent/London who has a 3D printer available? :-) would love one of those for my GoPros (just don't want to wait until end of April :-)

So sick!

very nice! the BTS is entertaining too, nice job!


Great project!!!

great idea with the big 3 reasons for success :
1 - new
2 - simple
3 - affordable