Blog / Resources / Cinematography Guide: How to Shoot Bullet Time Cinematography A VMI guide with video, courtesy of Stephen Roach and Jermaine Allen of Merchant Cantos showing just how easy it is to create unique ‘Bullet time 360″ videos for the ultimate ‘hero’ selfie. How to create the Ultimate Selfie We all remember Keanu Reeves as Neo, dodging bullets in the first Matrix film when we were first introduced to the concept of ‘Bullet Time’. It was spectactular and had never been seen before and was so cool that everyone wanted to achieve the ‘Bullet Time’ look. The problem was that you needed a fixed rig of perhaps 50 DSLR cameras in a circle to make this shot with a lot of crew, knowhow and data and this precluded all but the most insistent of Producers and especially one with a lot of budget too. Today, you only need a single GoPro camera and a new OrcaVue Life “Bullet time 360 Rig”. This is a completely new type of rig which creates a unique shot when used in conjunction with DSLR/GoPro type cameras which only makes sense when you see the shots that it facilitates. The device is supplied fully assembled with special VMI modifications to provide powering from Anton Bauer batteries. You simply attach a GoPro Hero camera to the mount. Setup to record at a high frame rate (120fps is normal).Have the subject stand on the platform.Set the camera to record and that’s it! in doing so, you record a collage of images which you can slow down in post to provide a slow motion ‘Bullet time’ Ultimate Hero Selfie. The VMI below was shot, courtesy of Stephen Roach and Jermaine Allen of Merchant Cantos showing just how easy it is to create unique ‘Bullet time 360″ videos for the ultimate ‘hero’ selfie. Related articles The Creative and Technical Differences between Full Frame and S-35 Cinematography Introduction Film making has always had ‘pinch points’ of innovation, some of them more successful than others and in recent history more often than not driven by the retail thrust … Read more What real world Cinematographers think about using Infiniprobe lenses Cinematography, Lenses The Digital Cinema Society presents an exploration of Micro/Macro cinematography with three DPs including Bill Bennett, ASC, James Mathers, and Cameron Cannon. The trio photograph a variety of shots in order to evaluate these exceptional lenses and also share their insights in behind-the-scenes coverage. Macro and Micro Cinematography Cinematography, Lenses We all love to see images of extreme magnification to show a world which we can’t experience with our own eyes but just like all cinematography, this is hard to do well. The choice right lens for the specific shot is key and this article aims to explain the differences between Close Up, Macro and Micro photography/cinematography and in particular, to introduce the cinematographer to a relatively recent new type of lens, which are called Nelsonian Lenses made by Infinity Photo-Optical and which use microscope techniques to create unique images which are not possible using traditional optics.