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Old September 12th, 2010, 04:05 AM   #16
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There's nothing that dictates that a Time Slice style effect has to be a single moment frozen in time--depending on how the triggers are designed, it can easily replicate a super-high speed moment like this by staggering incrementally rather than tripping all at once. Or you could dolly in a straight line while the action goes forwards, then backwards again.

However I think the subject matter and shooting style of the program this is promoting indicates that they already had the high speed cameras and there are more obvious shots using these cameras elsewhere in the video.
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Old September 12th, 2010, 02:38 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Perrone Ford View Post
Dylan, have you seen the faux timeslice rig used on Crank 2? Essentially it looked like a piece of curved PVC pipe with handycams on it at even intervals. Basically, you just started each camera rolling, picked up the unit, and walked it around the subject. Or in the case of this commercial, just lay it on the ground around the subject.

The unit is pre-built, and can be deployed in about 10-15 seconds from cameras off to cameras rolling and ready. I've never seen anyone get dolly track laid that fast...
No but I'd love to. Where did you see it?
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