Beautiful spinning video of New York makes me go both ooooh and barf!

This beautiful new commercial from Nokia uses the same principle of bullet time—the effect made popular by the movie The Matrix—but in a different way: Instead of freezing a moment in time, the rig is built to give the illusion that the world is spinning. It's pretty, but it can make you a bit dizzy. » 5/21/14 8:01pm 5/21/14 8:01pm

NASA Engineers Built an Insanely Complex Bullet-Time Rig For Fun

Back in May, our friend and ex-NASA JPL engineer Mark Rober, figured out a way to shoot "bullet time" videos on the cheap, with a ceiling fan, a pair of flashlights, and a GoPro. Pretty damn creative, but the rig had its limitations. So Mark set out to find a way to create a similar set-up, this time using a high-end… » 12/05/13 12:01pm 12/05/13 12:01pm

Playing with Your Dogs in Matrix-style Bullet Time Looks So Fun

Slow motion and Matrix-style bullet time was invented for this and this only: dogs. As in playing with dogs and recording them in bullet time with 52 GoPro cameras set up to freeze time. The video itself is already fun (if you have a heart) but the behind the scenes footage is almost just as interesting (if you like… » 9/24/13 8:00pm 9/24/13 8:00pm

This Clever Camera Array Will Bullet-Time Everything

Despite those two sequels, the original The Matrix is still a visual feast with its action-freezing bullet time sequences. And just like with slow motion, everything is cooler when filmed in bullet time, so Japan's NHK has developed a multi-viewpoint robotic camera system that can be easily setup at live events. » 6/04/13 9:30am 6/04/13 9:30am

A 625 Pinhole Camera Rig Is the Craziest Way to Shoot Bullet Time Video

We've seen a few crazy bullet time rigs in our day, but this one might take the cake both for "coolest" and "most over the top." For the music video of London Grammar's “Wasting My Young Years” photographers put together a setup that used a whopping 625 pinhole cameras to awesomely stop time. It's ridiculous. » 5/25/13 3:00pm 5/25/13 3:00pm

Toshiba Advances Bullet-Time to Next Level In Ad Filmed By 200…

Toshiba » 11/11/08 11:45am 11/11/08 11:45am's new "timesculpture" advert takes Bullet Time film technique one bizarrely cool step forward by animating within the freeze-frame. It was filmed with 200 Gigashot camcorders arranged on a special rig, recording a mahoosive 20 terabytes of data from which the ad was composed. Check it out—it's like a weird…