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FROZEN
MOMENT


LIVE
ACTION


STOP-
START


SLOW
MOTION


TIME
RAMP


SPACE
RAMP


TIME
BLUR


SPACE
BLUR


LONG
EXPOSURE


MULTIPLE
EXPOSURE


OPEN
FLASH


FLASH
TRAIL


LIGHT
PAINTING


MOTION
DISTORTION


MATCH
CUT


UNIVERSAL
CAPTURE



TECHNIQUES - FROZEN MOMENT (TIME SLICE / BULLET TIME)


To record a frozen moment, or "time slice" effect shot, we trigger all of the cameras in our systems simultaneously. This results in a number of images of the subject from a number of different points of view - all taken at the exact same moment in time. These individual images are then sequenced and digitally stabilized to make a smooth motion picture of a moment frozen in time, or in super slow motion (bullet time).

That's not all that our systems can do, however. The frozen moment (time slice) and slow motion (bullet time effect) are just dramatic examples of the power of Digital Air's camera array systems over the relationships between space, time and camera movement in motion pictures.

The other visual effects discussed in these pages illustrate a variety of additional sometimes subtle, oftentimes dramatic, ways in which Digital Air's camera array systems and visual effects production services can be used to defy our most basic assumptions about space, time, and camera movement in motion pictures.








TimetrackôTime Slice mode
Timetrack™ 80 lens curved camera




TimetrackôTime Slice mode

Timetrack™ 80 lens curved camera schematic


EXAMPLE - FROZEN MOMENT


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Project: WENDIGO (2001) - feature film

Equipment: Timetrack™ 80 lens curved camera
Client: Glass Eye Pix / Antidote Films
Director: Larry Fessenden
Production Company: Antidote Films (New York)
Producer: Jeffrey Levy-Hinte
Post Production: Digital Air
Technique: time slice / frozen moment

link to finished clip: http://www.digitalair.com/wendigo.html










In this example of the time slice effect all 80 of the Timetrack™ camera's shutters opened and closed simultaneously. The zoom-in was done digitally in post production.