A few weeks ago, we shared a video from professional skier Nicolas Vuignier wherein he used a clever DIY setup to capture bullet-time video using only his iPhone. The resulting footage was both incredibly unique and absolutely mesmerizing.
Today, we get an inside look at how Vuignier created the rig that holds his iPhone in place as he swings it around his head.
Like many DIY projects seen nowadays, Vuignier’s solution involves a 3D printed piece. This piece acts as the main case, which holds the iPhone and offers three attachment points for fishing line. That line is then held in place on the other hand by a handle.
As the video shows, the design took multiple iterations to get right, but the final product seems to be a clever solution to capturing incredibly unique footage without the need for a dedicated film crew and expensive camera rig.
You can download the 3D file of the case on the Centriphone website. If you don’t have a 3D printer or don’t want to use a service such as Shapeways to print it off, you can pre-order your own for roughly US$39.