CINEMATIC MULTI-CAM "BULLETTIME"
Our team can setup and operate camera arrays worldwide. Our system triggers up to hundreds of still and video cameras to produce a variety of special effect sequences - including: camera movement around a frozen moment, or camera movement around slow motion action, video into a frozen moment with a 360 degree perspective rotation or more.
FLUG's GIF rigs start at 4 cameras, and are designed to produce interesting, sharable, MP4's for social media. We've used this on social campaigns as well as for events.
WHAT IS BULLET TIME?
We use an array of still cameras positioned around the subject or scene, capturing the action simultaneously from different angles, we use those still frames to produce a video clip of a frozen moment in time. Flug has more than 200 Nikon Cameras and we can make arrays from 4 cameras on up.
RAMP IN & RAMP OUT
We can place high speed cameras in the array of cameras which allows us to ramp in and ramp out of the (legendary) frozen moment.
CINEMATIC MULTICAM FAQ
The amount of space needed for an array depends on the number of cameras. For 60 cameras in a 120 degree arc we need a space of at least 25'x25'
Post Production Needs
For broadcast ready footage we typically need to stabilize and deflicker the clips, but for events there is no need for post.
How Fast Can We Shoot?
We can shoot an image every ten seconds or so. It takes 30 seconds for the network of computers to render a 60 frame file.
A 60 camera array takes us the better part of one day to setup. Smaller arrays are a lot faster - like the four camera GIF rig can be up in about an hour.
Delivery Of Files
Previews pop up on the screen in 30 seconds. For events we have an iPad workflow where the subjects can put their email in, and have their file emailed to them in minutes.
Crew size is determined by array size. A 60 camera array is typically three people. Only one or two people is needed for the GIF rig, with the second person being mainly for crowd control.