The Fifty Two Camera Spot.
The BTS Film.
Timeslice Films used 52 Canon still cameras to capture this insane surfing footage. The shoot took a lot of pre production and was timed like a ballet in the water. The cameras were all triggered sequentially to capture these killer shots. They also had a slew of laptops to manage the enormous amount of data. This also enabled the client o get a preview of the final sequence. The team got rained out and they lost most of their computers and a few cameras in the process, somehow they managed to get the shot. That’s the film business. Here is a rip from their site.
“In collaboration with Timeslice Films, Rip Curl took on an ambitious bullet-time campaign shoot in Malaysia’s Sunway Lagoon Wavepool with lead surfers Mick Fanning, Stephanie Gilmore, Owen Wright and Matt Wilkinson. The revolutionary campaign captures surfing in a way never seen before, with the final visuals baring more resemblance to a fight scene from the famous Matrix movies than a promotional surfing video. The two-day rental of Sunway Lagoon Wavepool allowed Rip Curl and Timeslice to operate in a more stable environment than the open ocean offers. The Rip Curl surfers were repeatedly towed into the machine-controlled waves by Jetski and their operational space was determined by the 52-camera rig set up in the pool.”