Of course you remember the famous scene of Keanu Reeves in the Matrix, dodging bullets by inhumanly leaning backwards, and you got to study the moment from all 360 degrees.
Pretty darn cool.
And you know how they did it? Still cameras. A whole bunch of them. And powerful computers, spiffy software, and patience. It took a loooooong time to do these scenes.
Today on the MTV Movie Awards Show, you’ll be able to see your favorite celebrity, showing off their fashion sense, in this “frozen moment” in about 90 seconds, using 48 Nikon D700′s.
Designer Christian Siriano from Project Runway
Study their fashion faux pas, and blind grabs from the closet, while you are being guided along by Christian Siriano, the designer from Project Runway, who totally made the phrase “fierce”, into 15 minutes of pop culture.
Now we are here telling you all about this because, we had a chance to check out the rig and talk to the folks behind. And got to see the 48 Nikon D700′s ringing the circular red carpet.
Here is a subjects view, complete with instructions on where to look.
With a 28 mm fixed lens, the images are captured and instantly fed to a computer (one computer for every 4 cameras), then all of the 12 computers are fed through one slammin’ feed to the bank of brilliant workers behind the scenes.
Yes, pay attention to the men and women behind the curtain.
Why Nikon? You’ll hear it all in the video.
Yes, this is not one for you to try at home.
MTV was pretty smart to try to give this awards show, which appears to be THE hottest ticket of the year to get, tougher than the Oscars, some extra cool factor.
In recent award shows there has been a camera at show level and had celebs show their kicks. (sorry, as a dude, the shoes don’t matter to me) How do you top that? Like this.
Sure you’ve seen the effect, but this fast? Nope.
Enjoy the show, and watch for the 48 D700′s clicking away.
And check out the site after the event to see if it worked like you thought it would.
By the way, we met this very cool blogger you should take a look at : iJustine. Writes about a bunch of stuff but has a cool vibe and is very tech savvy.
iJustine about to do her 360