Timeslice Films Shoots Fifty Two Canon's For Rip Curl Spot.
The Fifty Two Camera Spot.
The BTS Film.
Timeslice Films used 52 Canon still cameras to capture this insane surfing footage. The shoot took a lot of pre production and was timed like a ballet in the water. The cameras were all triggered sequentially to capture these killer shots. They also had a slew of laptops to manage the enormous amount of data. This also enabled the client o get a preview of the final sequence. The team got rained out and they lost most of their computers and a few cameras in the process, somehow they managed to get the shot. That’s the film business. Here is a rip from their site.
“In collaboration with Timeslice Films, Rip Curl took on an ambitious bullet-time campaign shoot in Malaysia’s Sunway Lagoon Wavepool with lead surfers Mick Fanning, Stephanie Gilmore, Owen Wright and Matt Wilkinson. The revolutionary campaign captures surfing in a way never seen before, with the final visuals baring more resemblance to a fight scene from the famous Matrix movies than a promotional surfing video. The two-day rental of Sunway Lagoon Wavepool allowed Rip Curl and Timeslice to operate in a more stable environment than the open ocean offers. The Rip Curl surfers were repeatedly towed into the machine-controlled waves by Jetski and their operational space was determined by the 52-camera rig set up in the pool.”