Bullettime Effect Created Using 625 Pinhole Cameras

London Grammar just released their new video – Wasting My Young Years. One of the most interesting things about this video is that it features several bullet time shots that are not only shot on film, but are shot on 625 pinhole cameras.

Bullettime Effect Created Using 625 Pinhole Cameras

So, how do you shoot 625 pinholes simultaneously? See the video and BTS after the jump.

The video was shot using a huge circular rig which has many small boxes built into it. Think a huge hula-hoop, divided into small bins, each with its own small pinhole.

Bullettime Effect Created Using 625 Pinhole Cameras

A roll 35mm film is then inserted into the rig in darkness. Since the entire rig does not actually has a shutter, each image will be “recorded” into each of the cells simultaneously.

Bullettime Effect Created Using 625 Pinhole Cameras

On the actual shooting day, it took 7-8 people about 30 minutes to load the camera for each take.

Bullettime Effect Created Using 625 Pinhole Cameras

Since pinholes take a lot of light, a strobe was used for each exposure. That allowed freezing movement even with a small aperture of a pinhole.

Bullettime Effect Created Using 625 Pinhole Cameras

Finally, development was done on location to avoid any light leaks.

Bullettime Effect Created Using 625 Pinhole Cameras

If you find this fascinating, the BTS film has a lot more great information.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005325606967 James Johnson

    I am generally getting sick of all the “bullet time” videos out there, but this one is more interesting than most.

    Most of the time these shots seem to scream “high tech”, but I really like the subtle, raw nature the pinholes give it.

  • MadMats

    I simply love it. Crazy stuff.

  • Chris

    Too bad about the music.