Re: special effects question
Mon, 17 Jun 2002 13:22:25 -0700 (PDT)

James S.,
the bonus documentary added to current releases of _The matrix_ (1999)
explains in depth how the filmmakers developed Bullet-time (sp?) which uses
several motionpicture cameras and scores of still cameras whose shots are
later stitched together to create the stop motion or surround motion
There is a probable answer to your students' questions at How Stuff Works,
submitted by Marshall Brain (

I also enjoyed the documentary attached to _Crouching tiger, hidden dragon_
(2000) which shows the world's best wirepullers at work during the action

Stephen D