52 Canon DSLR Cameras Used for Matrix-Style Surfing Shots

Surf wear maker Rip Curl recently teamed up with Timeslice Films for an ambitious project of shooting surfers in “bullet-time“, the effect that many people first saw in The Matrix. They used a crazy camera array of 52 Canon 5D Mark II Rebel DSLRs in order to capture the same shot from 52 different angles, stringing them together for the final footage.

Here’s the finished video:

To see what they did, check out this awesome behind-the-scenes video they created:

(via planet5D)

Update: As many have pointed out in the comments, the cameras used were not 5D Mark IIs, but Rebels. Oops.

  • Rokcet Scientist

    Yeah, yeah, yeah! But how do they do the same thing on the open sea with great white sharks jumping to catch seals? Where do you station a couple dozen cameras if there is no solid ground to do that on?