I am pretty sure that everyone is familiar with what has to have become one of the most classic movie sequences – the Matrix bullet-time slow motion, or freeze time, sequence. It has been copied ad naseum and parodied almost as much but Rip Curl has used it in a most unique way.
Known for their surfer documentaries and products Rip Curl is the surfer’s brand and they have just released a couple of videos that utilize the “frozen moments of time” as made famous in the Matrix movie. Using a 30 camera array they have managed to capture for the first time full-tilt surfing.
From the YouTube page for the videos:
Combining our world class surf team of Mick Fanning, Owen Wright, Matt Wilkinson, Dillon Perillo and Dean Brady with the multi-frame array of cameras, gave us a Matrix style suite of “Mirage Moments”, which pull the viewer in to the image, stalling there for long enough to enjoy a great move, before travelling down the line through the footage to the next Mirage Moment. The viewing metaphor for surfing in itself.
So iwthout further ado here is some pretty awesome surfing video action.
Behind the scenes: