Bullet time sequences are awesome — The Matrix taught us that. But unless you have dozens of GoPros or DSLRs handy, you’re going to have to get creative with how you pull one off.
We’ve seen lots of DIY bullet time rigs — some that use some pretty interesting materials, like a GoPro and a ceiling fan. But pro skier Nicolas Vuignier has come up with a pretty cool way of capturing slo-mo bullet time shots by simply twirling an iPhone around on a string.
Okay, these shots aren’t technically bullet time, since that would require capturing each frame from different angles and then stitching them together in post. However, if you’re able to spin your iPhone (or I imagine you could also use a GoPro or other action cam — or smartphone) fast enough, the illusion will be pretty much the same.