EPIC Matrix effect w/ a ceiling fan & 1 GoPro (ghetto bullet time)

Birt 9 maí 2013
A simple trick to get awesome Matrix-like "Bullet Time" footage for waaaaay less money than most people spend on it with huge camera arrays.
I shot all off this footage with a GoPro HD Hero 3 at 240 fps. NO TWIXTOR!!!... but I did you use After Effects smooth motion thing in parts which is pretty much the same thing... it just seems like writing NO TWIXTOR is like a badge of honor for slow mo videos for some reason... so I wanted to put it in there.

I make videos like this once a month all year long while supplies last:
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Song used - ischats.info/fun/lNKIn36coYVuZZo/v-deo The XX - Intro (Dubstep Remix Go Jane Go)
Video editing and music choice inspired by David Muessig. He has cool videos and you should check them out. Young kid. Good eye for filmmaking: ischats.info/fun/c8Wrqat3dpFrqow/v-deo
-Cool song at the end created by Qwiet. He hasn't released that one yet so sub his channel to see it when it comes out:
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  • Someone send this to danial shiffer

  • Chronos ring but better

  • Boo! More talk about laminar flow!

  • You should team up with SmarterEveryDay and do this with a slow mo camera

  • 7 years later and i’m watching this!!!

  • This is not correct. In the matrix the photos were taken simultaneouly which leads to seeing the object "frozen in time" with a rotational movement. In this video, objects are rotating which doesn't lead to the same effect at all

  • That madee me feel dizzy

  • Some part made it look like your wrist was turning 360 degrees and I cringed because all I could think about was how painful that would be when I reality it was the camera angle. This is a really cool video. I think I might try making this sometime

  • Anyone here in 2020 just because why not?

  • Looks too smooth, too static, dull and unspectacular. Thumbs down

  • Lol

  • This is cool but you should make the wooden platform thing bigger


  • this was 7 years ago feel old yet

  • Sorry but that's the opposite of what the Matrix effect is.

  • Matrix directors be like: -_-

  • This is so old like your crappy jokes

  • How did you make the middle stationary? Is there a hole in the spinning part?

  • 2020!!??


  • Matrix wants to know your location

  • But tiger uppercut doesn't spin

  • I have learned more from watching 5 of his vids than I have all year and I'm doing this willingly

  • 1:06 This looks really wierd...

  • The background music was awesome, I love the XX

  • What is your hair.

  • Aw hell yeah

  • Macro room

  • this looks tripy

  • #20 of the binge and meh

  • This man just save a company millions of dollars

  • This is video art they should have this playing on a flat screen at an art museum

  • who else is here in 2019?

  • What’s matrix?

  • Something doesn't look right. If you center object is stationary and the outer area is sinking asking with the camera, then why are the candies and sprinkles and other stuff being put into the center object flying around as if centrifugal force is pushing them it in an directions? That would implicate that the center object is also spinning but perhaps just at a different speed than the outside perimeter is spinning. But u see do many people commenting that that's not the case and even mark in the video said that the center is stationary and only the outside spins. Any explanations as to why the sprinkles and candy in the center are spinning when in reality they are just being dropped straight down by his hands into a non moving object?

  • What song did you use for this

  • This vid made me feel sick

  • Hey it would look cool if you kept an ipad as the back ground with a 360 vedio playing on it

  • 1.06 Thats a very broken wrist Ik its the camera spinning btw

  • Who’s watching mark rober’s old vids

  • Glitch Mob... nice...

  • 2:26 Coreolis effect caught on camera

  • That’s tight

  • Hey mark ur my favorite ISchatsr!!!!!🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

  • Who’s watching this in 2019 👇🖤🦖

  • 2018 anyone?

  • Couldn't the matrix just use a giant swivle camera just like mark did instead of using 100 diffrent cameras.

  • I just watched this video to see an egg crack. ARE YOU SERIOUS? OVERALL PRETTY GOOD CHANNEL!

  • The music was from music maker jam wasn't it?

  • Having marks on the background,for example splashes, kind of ruins the effect. You should've made it a greenscreen and depending on how far you wanna go, maybe even add a background with matching spin. Just a suggestion, though.

  • nice music brah

  • It looks more like you were spinning your hand + slo mo

  • Mark, you are a genius!

  • +Mark Rober can I write to you one time and give you my opinion of what you did wrong here to make it accurately look like the matrix effect? Just a couple of small things to finish the effect is all it would take. JD

  • Whats music name is i lova that🤩🤤😭

  • really cool

  • Interesting but not quite "bullet time". Thanks for sharing.

  • I loled at the, "Oh, and there is... this." hahaha

  • This is amazing

  • I am here from Espacio de César.

  • السلام بلاش

  • dude, his hair!

  • I think of creating the same effect using a DJI Inspire 2 ( A high quality footage drone ) , just using the spotlight pro mode to circle around an object, in the clockwise and anticlockwise directions to create the effect

    • you wont even have to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars but will have to spend 7000 dollars

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  • feel foot magic hey modest doctrine modern fun.

  • Call the Slow Mo Guys

  • That is trippy.

  • That was hella trippy

  • This was awesome!!!!!!

  • I am planning on using this tip to make an intro for my new channel. But I am running into some issues. With everything mounted to the platform, the fan is very unbalanced. As it rotates, the entire rig shakes. What could I do to minimize that and how did he get it to be so smooth?

  • just put the gopro on the fan blade


  • Matrix..........learn science plus GEEEETTTTTTTTT DUNKED OOOOOOONNN!!!!

  • awesome ISchatsr ever (to me)

  • Is you spin it backwards really really fast like the speed of sound will the footage be backwards?????

  • what whould it take to bump this up to human-sized level?

    • 100k

    • Matthew Shaw MAGIC

    • Matthew Shaw Well, one thing for sure is the word would.

    • Ethan Alker It was the How to choose a president video.

    • Matthew Shaw one of the backyard scientist videos have a human sized one to show off something but I forgot what and what video

  • y o u t r i e d h a sd! how are youb dust injure what do you tmink?

  • Wow

  • try this: take 2 little figures e.g. of some hero/villan (batman-superman, yoker-batmen...) or just 2 (different painted) halves of cylinder (or cylinder with some other shepe , cut them half, take left side of one and right of other and connect them with to 2-sided realy thin miror between. You shold have white background all around object.

    • +Bartol Hrg Make sure put it in the middle

  • wow omg

  • That's awesome! I think you could mount a small projector beside the the camera. And project an image or video on the back ground screen. That might make some cool effects also.

  • Make the platform in the middle stationary and let the camera rotate

  • Reverse physics are the wierdest xD

  • try without the fake background, just the real one

    • Jhon Bob

    • +Spi Rale yes this would give the point that its spinning arround and with a highspeed cam u have the effect of matrix if the cam spins enough and has super high frames per second u even could suround a bullet mid air

  • What the song called used when cracking the egg

    • +Cameron Walker Intro - The XX, although the song played is a remix

    • +Cameron Walker not sure which track but by the xx.

  • you say "ghetto" but thats really clever and not massively different from how it is done with much more £££. Im way more impressed with solutions that cost a fraction of what others do :-)


  • Well, centriphone is a lot more easier

  • Hey, It's really awjsome habitual peace What do you think, guys..0 !!

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  • nice

  • how many revolutions per second was that spinning at?

  • it was quite nice but with a static background, it seems more like the objects themselves are spinning rather than the camera around the objects

    • Sir Stephington wrong, in the movie it looks as if the camera is moving around the object because the background agrees with the object, not the camera. Putting a background which agrees with the camera makes it look like the camera is stationary and the object is spinning.

    • I love the alternate title. Ghetto bullet time.

    • @Just a WARLORD 0:30

    • Yeah that’s why its so cool I wish he did that

    • Maybe use a green screen to superimpose whatever you want onto the background.

  • Epic DIY solution mang! Will have to this w/ Action figures

  • sorry, but you got the idea wrong. the camera moves around the object AND the background!

    • It doesnt move around the backround tho

    • +Embeh best part actually is at 1:00 , where one can see the background.

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  • what is your editing software

  • Iphone slo mo would hv done it better...

    • but there were English classes in 2013. You should have taken them because its 'rely' not 'really'...

  • Дерьмовые примеры, так как объекты вращаются. Полностью утерян эффект "буллет тайм"

  • so cool i like it