The best way to learn how someone acheived a certain effect is to try to tackle it yourself. That’s what Jeremiah Warren does, and it seems to be working out pretty well for him. He recently applied his resourcefulness to rigging a ceiling fan to film The Matrix style bullet time effect. He saw a video from a friend that used the technique with a GoPro 3 as the high speed camera. Warren built the rig, lit some fireworks, and went to town. The result is so freaking cool.
Check out the impressive video after the break.
If you hurry, you can gather supplies to replicate this for July 4. Warren lays out all the details and equipment at his blog. Just be safe about it.
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