Amateur filmmaker Marc Donahue of Permagrin Films recently shot a video with an array of fifteen GoPro action cameras to achieve Matrix-like bullet time special effects. The arc-shaped rig allowed him to shoot simultaneously from all cameras. In post, Donahue added the freeze frame and slow motion effects.

There are several videos on Marc Donahue’s YouTube channel demonstrating his experiments with the action camera. Also check out the Donahue’s interview by FStoppers where he talks about the pre and post -production work and challenges involved.

Pretty amazing use of the GoPro HD camera. Fast forward to 3:00 minute mark to see the launch, but whole thing is awesome.


Qu8k - High Altitude Rocket On-board Video

View from attached cameras give viewpoints from a launched home-made rocket capable of MACH 2 speeds into the air, travelling 22 miles in 90 seconds.

On September 30, 2011 at 11:08am, Derek Deville’s Qu8k (pronounced “Quake”) launched from the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to an altitude of 121,000’ before returning safely to earth. Above 99% of the atmosphere the sky turns black in the middle of the day and the curvature of the earth is clearly visible.


More Pictures and Info —

A side view shot can be seen at this point here

A downward look can be seen at this point here

More info and photos can be found here