Music Video Creates Cheap Bullet Time With Centriphone Technique

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve seen Nicolas Vuignier spin his phone around him while skiing, creating a cheap bullet time effect. The same technique has been used to create a stunning music video, and I can’t stop watching it.

I wouldn’t hesitate to say that it’s one of the greatest video hacks of 2016, and I’m glad to see it’s not being limited to snowsports. This could be the next hyperlapse, since it isn’t expensive, and it’s a lot of fun! Matt And Kim’s catchy music video takes the effect even further, by constructing different scenes to play around with. These are filmed with bullet time in mind. Technically, this attempt also takes it up a level by using a GoPro instead of an iPhone. While it can’t handle the night scene, the wide angle, slow motion footage is difficult to beat with such a small form factor.

What could happen next with this style of video? My guess is that a phone manufacturer will show off their cameras using this, maybe even carriers. What I can’t wait for, though, is the video of somebody accidentally flinging their iPhone over the next building.

If you want to make one of these rigs, there’s a tutorial from Nicolas here. If you want to use your GoPro, follow this tutorial. Enjoy!

[via Matt and Kim]

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7 Comments

That is amazing

Stephen Kampff's picture

I'd love to see companies selling them, I'd pay $10 to avoid DIY/Prototyping one!

Anonymous's picture

The shot with the money is....well the money shot! Such a cool effect.

Anonymous's picture

perfect... i have to try.

Tom Collins's picture

I so badly want to try this!

Brian Rodgers Jr.'s picture

This is killer man, love it!

anyone know, or care the guess, the framerate used here? best gopro has is 240 at 720 or 120 at 1080, right? Is 120 good enough for the look they get here?