With all of this talk of new cameras and new lenses and fake potential cameras, we thought it might be good to take a quick break and just share something awesome. So, courtesy of the good folks at GoPro and the sheer number of spare cameras they have lying around, we give you: fire-breathing in bullet time.
The video went up on YouTube yesterday and has received more attention than most GoPro vids do. In addition to the fact that there is a professional fire-breather in the shot (which will inevitably bring you some views) the reason behind the popularity is probably the bullet-time effect that GoPro’s Tyler Johnson used for the shot.
A few slow motion sequences are punctuated by bullet time sequences that are shot using a custom 24-GoPro Hero 3 (not 3+… apparently they didn’t have any extras of those) rig Johnson made himself.
And in case you’re wondering, the man breathing fire in the video is fire-breather and GoPro Music Supervisor David Kelley, who probably had a hand in picking the song “Fill” by the band Insightful as the soundtrack to his fiery exploits.
So take a break from all the gear madness and spend a minute oohing and ahhing at some gorgeous slow motion and bullet time footage of Kelley breathing some fire. Oh, and this goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway: we DO NOT recommend that you try this at home.