Mirage Boardshorts' Bullet Time Ad

FS reader Luke Avery just sent this video over to us and it's a great one. Check out all the work that goes into creating this 1 minute ad. The second video is the finished product.


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wow so cool

I want an array of 52 cameras

Lee Morris's picture

Maybe for our next contest we can give a 52 camera array away ;)

@mike, you don't need a lot of cameras, just a lot of friends. I posted this on 9-18-10 http://fstoppersforum.com/showthread.php?544-See-You-Around-Lomo-Matrix-...

Although this is well done, time freeze is sorta becoming cliche. Go to YouTube and search for "time freeze Matrix effect" Lots and lots of amateur videos.

Here's a video from the Nikon 360 rig (48 D700) at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfcY0PgpH6k&feature=fvw

So if you are going to do a time freeze movie/video it has to be beyond superior!

Garrett Graham's picture

Ok this was the best one yet! Where can I get a job connecting cables for these guys :-) I worship the ground that you shoot on...or in this case water :-) JUST AWESOME!

pretty weak result for such a big set and budget.
Have a look at what those guys do:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egQ3Xf_8jBE

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5zn1s_revolve-2008-aaron-hadlow-re-vol...

that's a much better use of bullet effect and way more creative editing.
Rip Curl and surfers should have a look at other extreme sports movies, they will discover there is loads of creativity aroun them too.

PS:I'm a surfer too so no offence intended

Woah! Surprise Malaysia got promoted in this video! =D

Very cool but I still want to know how Andy Gordon does it with only two cameras and After Effects like this http://www.hadlowpro.com . There are 3 videos on that link that have 2 camera bullet-time effects throughout that are amazing.

@Anthony Andy Gordon's video @ http://www.hadlowpro.com is the best! Thanks for providing the link. They kiteboard at the HB cliffs, but I ain't never seen anything like this - WOW.

@ Lee This belongs on the front page. No BTS ... but who cares when the video is this good.

I agree that bullet-time video is getting to be cliched, however, I have to admire the amount of work that was put into concepting, setting up, shooting and then editing something like this.

I have a question.

How do you make those cameras focus continuously at the subject? When the camera is hand held, we might use AI SERVO but how/what software is used in this case to keep the cameras focussing perfectly all the time?