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#1 Chrisley Tjiputra

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 10:07 AM

Hello, I'm newbie in here and I'm very impressed with The Matrix movies I saw.

Here's my question:
How they could make such a smooth slow-motion fighting scene with great steadiness?
Were they using a high-speed Varicam or was it created by the computer animation?
and also can Varicam record in 1000fps?

Sorry for the rookie question, and correct me if I'm wrong :)
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#2 Jeff Tanner

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 11:30 AM

The Matrix was shot on 35mm film not on a Varicam. The fight sequences were shot primarily in front of a green screen and a special rig of still cameras was used to "freeze time". Each of the still photographs were stitched together in post-production to produce a camera move while the action remained "frozen". Backgrounds and virtual sets were created in post production.

The Varicam can record at frame rates ranging from 4fps to 60fps.

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Jeff Tanner
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