Bullet Time Cam https://www.bullettimecam.com Bullet Time Cam 180º, Bullet Time Cam 360º, Light Painting 360º for Events Wed, 25 Nov 2020 12:41:46 +0000 es hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 https://www.bullettimecam.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/cropped-ICONO-32x32.png Bullet Time Cam https://www.bullettimecam.com 32 32 Lichtfaktor “Shine a Light for Nature” Light Painting https://www.bullettimecam.com/lichtfaktor-shine-a-light-for-nature-light-painting/ Wed, 25 Nov 2020 12:22:51 +0000 https://www.bullettimecam.com/?p=818 Will Smith made the biggest mistake of his career by not accepting the role of Neo in The Matrix.

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In the world there are many companies that are dedicated to the same work sector, or artistic groups that make works that may coincide with the theme that you yourself can make in your company, but the joy you get from finding a company that just by seeing a small part of their work makes you take them as a reference, is not very common.

This is what has happened to us with the German company Lichtfaktor.

A company that has made light painting a way of reaching the public in commercial campaigns.

 

Lichtfaktor Light Painting


LICHTFAKTOR is a collective of young artists and performers.

In their creative laboratory they develop projects and techniques such as photography, graffiti, computer art, light painting and combine them into an exciting urban art form.

In this post we present you their work «Shine a light for nature», which they did during 4 long and cold nights in their hometown, Cologne, in Germany.
As they tell us, it was one of the most creative, fun and interesting moments.

The video won the «German Web Video Award 2012» in the category of AAA (Academy Approved Art) Jury and Audience Award.

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Reviewing his most recent works, we see a clear evolution in his work, many of them more commercial, but taking a look at his web page or his vimeo channel, is a real joy for the amount of good videos that show us his creativity and his good work with the light painting technique.

The most common use of the light painting technique is that of photographs or portraits in which the different light forms created serve as a creative and differential background, but always in a photographic format, either static or animated by bullet time.

In the case of Lichtfaktor, the linear video is its main canvas on which to apply this wonderful visual technique.

From Bullet Time Cam we´ll follow this guys and their wonderfull job!!

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Bullet Time «Living Moments» or how to capture NY in a spectacular way https://www.bullettimecam.com/bullet-time-living-moments-or-how-to-capture-ny-in-a-spectacular-way/ Wed, 25 Nov 2020 11:44:50 +0000 https://www.bullettimecam.com/?p=808 Will Smith made the biggest mistake of his career by not accepting the role of Neo in The Matrix.

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In Bullet Time Cam we are pleased to carry out projects and events with the bullet time technique that make us feel very proud, but we want agencies to develop or request projects like this one that we present to you.

Nokia and Microsoft wanted to capture the daily life of New York from a unique perspective and that in turn would serve them to launch the new model of Nokia Lumia 1020.

To do so, they contacted New York filmmaker Paul Trillo, who made a wonderful Bullet Time project, using a custom-made bow and 50 Nokia Lumia 1020 phones.

 

Living Moments Bullet Time

«Living moments» examines daily life in New York City, frozen in a time of rotation.

This was the first time that a bullet time team was conceived and created to be 100% mobile.

Paul Trillo

Paul Trillo is a writer/director with a strong gift and understanding of post-production/vfx/motion graphics/ whatever.

He graduated from the California College of the Arts and has directed music videos that have been broadcast on MTV, Vh1 and Canadian music channels that most people don’t know about, as well as his short films, which have been shown at a variety of festivals with moderate success.

However, his recognition has come from directing several commercials in which he captures his style and particular vision and way of seeing the world as he did in Living Moments.

 

Directed by Paul Trillo (paultrillo.com)
Produced by Brian Streem (afogproductions.com)
Nokia Brand Labs – Costas Syrmos
App created by Jesus Aguilar
Technical Director – Nicholas Tong
Sound Design – Rich Bologna 
Soundtrack: «Robots» by The John Brother’s Piano Company

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What would «The Matrix» have been like if Will Smith had accepted the role of Neo? https://www.bullettimecam.com/what-would-the-matrix-have-been-like-if-will-smith-had-accepted-the-role-of-neo/ Tue, 17 Nov 2020 09:08:11 +0000 https://www.bullettimecam.com/?p=798 Will Smith made the biggest mistake of his career by not accepting the role of Neo in The Matrix.

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The American actor Will Smith revealed on his YouTube channel the reasons why he rejected the role of Neo that ended up being played by Keanu Reeves in the famous saga «The Matrix«.

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«When I was offered the role of Neo in ‘Matrix’, I was told: ‘Man, we were thinking of a plan where you imagine that you are in a fight and when you jump, think that you can stop the jump in the middle of the action,'» confesses Will Smith.

Will Smith did not really understand the proposal of the Wachowski brothers and since the directors were not very famous at that time, he did not see clearly to accept to participate in the film, the saga «Matrix» known by that scene as the eternal jump before kicking, bullet time effect, which would end up changing the way of seeing cinema in the following decades.

The fact that Will Smith let that opportunity pass by made him accept a role that put his career at risk: starring in ‘Wild Wild West’ (a film not recommended for viewing).

A decision that the actor has admitted he is not proud of.

DeepFake

However, Internet users have not missed the opportunity to see what The Matrix could have been like if Will Smith had agreed to play Neo, and thanks to artificial intelligence and DeepFake, the technique that allows us to map faces and exchange them for others, we can see the result.

 

DeepFake is an artificial intelligence technique that allows you to edit fake videos of apparently real people, using unsupervised learning algorithms and existing videos or images.

The end result of this technique is a very realistic video, although fictitious, and if something becomes clear after watching this montage, it is that Will Smith is a great actor, but….

Keanu Reeves was born to play Neo

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Inferno Bullet Time and Light Painting by Mitch Martinez https://www.bullettimecam.com/inferno-bullet-time-and-light-painting-by-mitch-martinez/ Tue, 17 Nov 2020 07:43:47 +0000 https://www.bullettimecam.com/?p=779 La entrada Inferno Bullet Time and Light Painting by Mitch Martinez se publicó primero en Bullet Time Cam.

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Mitch Martinez is a talented DOP, cinematographer / indie filmmaker from Philadelphia.

He got our attention with these two sensational videos titled “Inferno”, and “Light Painting”.

Inferno

Freelance Director of Photography,  Mitch Martinez rigs up an array of 48-DSLR camera around two performers as they go about the dangerous art of fire breathing.

The bullet-time results are spectacular.

In order to capture the footage, Martinez used an array of Canon DSLRs in concert with Panasonic GH4 cameras and even RED’s Epic camera, which shoots up to 120 fps.

Bullet time photography can show moments in time that are otherwise too fast with any other filming style, allowing the camera operator to move around the environment or use a multicamera array system and see it from other angles previously un-shown.

 The effect can make just about anything look cool, but in the hands of a talented director of photography like Martinez, it’s capable of some truly amazing things,  and it’s something he has us used to with his light painting works

Light Painting

Lightpainting photography or «painting with light» is one of the most curious and striking types of photography today, despite being a technique that has been used for quite some time.

It consists of drawing with light directly on the photograph, lines, shapes or whatever you can think of, using air as a frame and shooting at exaggeratedly slow shutter speeds.

The light traces are captured by the camera’s sensor and are «drawn» directly on the final photograph.

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We´ll be adding new post about light painting tutorials, techniques, gear and some other light painting artist around the world.

We humbly, from Bullet Time Cam offer these light painting services to include them in events and presentations from a more commercial view and not so much artistic point of view.

If you like Mitch Martinez work and wants to see more about it or contact him, these is his contact info:

orbitalexp.com

Instagram: mitchmartinez_dop
Twitter: cinemitch_dop

More time slice (bullet time) videos and information: mitchmartinez.com/timeslice

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The Cheapest Bullet Time https://www.bullettimecam.com/the-cheapest-bullet-time/ Tue, 17 Nov 2020 06:52:21 +0000 https://www.bullettimecam.com/?p=748 La entrada The Cheapest Bullet Time se publicó primero en Bullet Time Cam.

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The Bullet Time effect became known to the general public thanks to the saga The Matrix, but it is not a discovery or an invention of the film’s creators, although they did help popularize and globalize it. This is a high cost multi-camera effect as it requires a large number of cameras.

The good news is that costs have come down, and what was once only within the reach of a Hollywood production is now possible using low-cost hardware. Eric Paré and his team are experts in creating the Bullet Time effect, and decided to push it to the limit with a special configuration of 15 Pi Cams and Raspberry Pi.

 

Who is Eric Paré?

Eric Paré is a visual artist from Canada who does Light Painting, and plays with the concepts of time, light and space with his photography that explores the delicate beauty of women and their bodies, from a hypnotic handle that pairs illumination and movement. He has held various workshops and conferences in cities such as Dubai, San Francisco, Mexico City, New York and Toronto.

He developed too different camera systems software to create bullet time, slow motion and light painting effects.

Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a series of low-cost small board computers, single board computers or single board computers (SBC) developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, with the aim of putting the power of computing and digital creation into the hands of people around the world.

The official camera for the Raspberry Pi averages 30 euros. With 8 megapixel resolution and an ultra-compact format, DIY enthusiasts have used it for all kinds of projects. However, the feeling is that it falls short in specific cases. This led the Raspberry Foundation to launch its upgrade, the 12.3 megapixel Pi Cam HQ with C-mount, which allows us to experiment with different objectives.

So, what can we do? How does Bullet Time sound? 

Obviously, professionals adopt much more advanced settings with DSLR cameras and complex synchronization systems, but Eric Paré decided to follow this particular low-cost route, and after multiple adjustments, we must admit that the final result is very good:

 

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How the did it

Eric and his team started working on a Pi Cam version of their multi-camera system several months ago, although at first it had nothing to do with Bullet Time, but with photogrammetry.

The reduced size of the cameras became an advantage, as Eric was able to achieve a much higher than normal density in these structures.

But the first version suffered calibration problems due to a small detail: The lens of the Pi Cam is mounted on the PCB with a kind of thermal paste (which in the video looks like foam), which destroys any attempt at precision extended to fifteen modules.

The solution was to modify each of the lenses to eliminate the paste and obtain more solid joints.

 

The general configuration is based on 15 normal Pi Cams, 15 Raspberry Pi 3B+, and continuous light. There are no custom electronics here beyond the mod needed in the lenses, and a small PCB to send a signal to the speedlite. Each Pi is connected to a laptop via Ethernet, and the trigger is a simple Bluetooth unit used in PowerPoint. Needless to say, Eric doesn’t plan to replace his professional equipment with this, but it opens up a wide range of possibilities, and it’s also compatible with the new HQ modules.

 

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