The first time I saw the bullet time sequence in the Matrix, I thought it was about the coolest thing ever. And now you can reproduce the same effect using just a ceiling fan and a GoPro. A video specialist named Jeremiah Warren built his own spinning bullet time rig by attaching a GoPro 3 (which shoots up to 240 frames per second) to a fan so that the camera rotates around him.
Jeremiah also wired up the ceiling fan to a dimmer switch so he could control the speed, and mounted the fan between two trees in his backyard with a sturdy piece of wood. By all accounts, it doesn't look bad for something that doesn’t need an expensive ring of studio cameras shooting in succession.
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This story, "Make a DIY ‘Matrix’ bullet time shot with a ceiling fan and a GoPro" was originally published by TechHive.