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Bullet time (or bullet-time) is a computer enhanced simulation of variable speed (ie. slow motion, time lapse, other) photography used in recent films, broadcast advertisements and computer games. It is characterized both by its extreme permutation of time (slow enough to show normally imperceptible and un-filmable events, such as flying bullets) and space (by way of the ability of the camera angle--the audience's point-of-view--to move around the scene at a normal speed while events are slowed). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Shortcut: WP:WIN Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia and, as a means to that end, also an online community. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ...


This is almost impossible with conventional slow-motion, as the physical camera would have to move impossibly fast; the concept implies that only a "virtual camera," often illustrated within the confines of a computer-generated environment such as a game or virtual reality, would be capable of "filming" bullet-time types of moments. Technical and historical variations of this effect have been referred to as time slicing, view morphing, slo mo, temps mort and virtual cinematography.

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Technology

The left image shows the actual actor's photographs, and the right image shows the carefully reconstructed CG version of the actor.

The Bullet Time effect was originally achieved photographically by a set of still cameras surrounding the subject. These arrays are usually triggered at once or sequentially. Singular frames taken from each of the still cameras are then arranged and displayed consecutively to produce an orbiting viewpoint of an action frozen in time or as hyper-slow-motion. This technique suggests the limitless perspectives and variable frame rates possible with a virtual camera. However, if the still array process is done with real cameras, it is often limited to assigned paths. Image File history File links Screenshot from The Matrix Reloaded Revisited DVD: Five high definition cameras pick up every nuance and detail of the skin and hair and work to create the most life-like CG replicas of humans. ... Image File history File links Screenshot from The Matrix Reloaded Revisited DVD: Five high definition cameras pick up every nuance and detail of the skin and hair and work to create the most life-like CG replicas of humans. ... Keanu Charles Reeves (pronounced in IPA: ) is an actor, born September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon, and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... This article is about the scientific discipline of computer graphics. ... Slow motion is a technique in filmmaking whereby time appears to be slowed down. ...


More recent variations include the application of Universal Capture (multi cam high definition performance capture applying photo- and stereo-grammetric image processing for extracting a subject's form and texture over time), interwoven sports/live event broadcast camera arrays more favorable to "replay" and live orbit presentations, and other techniques utilizing QTVR and Motion VR. Some new approaches attempt to three-dimensionally capture and simulate real-world events so that a true virtual camera can be used to show this event from limitless or "God's Eye" perspectives (as in a virtual reality simulation). QuickTime VR (virtual reality) (also known as QTVR) is a type of image file format supported by Apples QuickTime. ...

In The Matrix, the camera path was pre-designed using computer-generated visualizations as a guide. Cameras were arranged, behind of green or blue screen, on a track and aligned through a laser targeting system, forming a complex curve through space. The cameras were then triggered at extremely close intervals, so the action continued to unfold, in extreme slow-motion, while the viewpoint moved. Additionally, the individual frames were scanned for computer processing. Using sophisticated interpolation software, extra frames could be inserted to slow down the action further and improve the fluidity of the movement (especially the frame rate of the images); frames could also be dropped to speed up the action. This approach provides greater flexibility than a purely photographic one. The same effect can also be produced using pure CGI, motion capture and universal capture. Image File history File links Screenshot from The Matrix Reloaded: Neo (The One) battles Smith (The Many) in an increasingly claustrophobic confrontation. ... Image File history File links Screenshot from The Matrix Reloaded: Neo (The One) battles Smith (The Many) in an increasingly claustrophobic confrontation. ... The Matrix Reloaded is the second installment of The Matrix series, written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers. ... This article is about the 1999 film. ... In the mathematical subfield of numerical analysis, interpolation is a method of constructing new data points from a discrete set of known data points. ... Frame rate, or frame frequency, is the measurement of the frequency (rate) at which an imaging device produces unique consecutive images called frames. ... This article is about process of creating 3D computer graphics. ... Motion capture, or mocap, is a technique of digitally recording the movements of real things — usually humans — it originally developed as an analysis tool in biomechanics research, but has grown increasingly important as a source of motion data for computer animation. ...


In movies like House of the Dead, the actor was placed on a stationary center of a large turntable with a single camera. The turntable, and the attached camera which is loaded with hi-speed film used for slow motion, spin around the actor at incredible speed, allowing motion to continue in slow motion, much like the Matrix technique. House of the Dead was the last film to use this method, as the risk of actors being hit by the speeding camera was too high. House of the Dead is the film adaptation of the successful 1996 light gun arcade game video game of the same name. ... House of the Dead is the film adaptation of the successful 1996 light gun arcade game video game of the same name. ...


History

Antecedents to bullet time occurred before the invention of cinema itself. Eadweard Muybridge used still cameras placed along a racetrack to take pictures of a galloping horse. Each camera was actuated by a taut string stretched across the track; as the horse galloped past, the camera shutters snapped, taking one frame at a time. (The original intent was to settle a debate the governor of California had started, as to whether all four of the animal's legs would leave the ground.) Muybridge later assembled the pictures into a rudimentary animation, by placing them on a glass disk which he spun in front of a light source. His zoopraxiscope may have been an inspiration for Thomas Edison to explore the idea of motion pictures. (Hendricks 1961) Muybridges The Horse in Motion. ... This article is about the photographing device. ... Binomial name Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758 The horse (Equus caballus, sometimes seen as a subspecies of the Wild Horse, Equus ferus caballus) is a large odd-toed ungulate mammal, one of ten modern species of the genus Equus. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ... Zoopraxiscope is a contraption that was important in the early technological development of motion pictures. ... Edison redirects here. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as...


Muybridge also took photos of actions from many angles at the same instant in time, to study how the human body went up stairs, for example. This is the effect used in The Matrix, and other movies, and is achieved roughly the same way as Muybridge set up his shots. In effect, however, Muybridge had achieved the aesthetic opposite to The Matrix's bullet-time sequences, since his studies lacked the dimensionality of the later developments. A debt may also be owed to MIT professor Doc Edgerton, who, in the 1940s, captured now-iconic photos of bullets using a short timeframe flash to "freeze" motion. This article is about the 1999 film. ... Mapúa Institute of Technology (MIT, MapúaTech or simply Mapúa) is a private, non-sectarian, Filipino tertiary institute located in Intramuros, Manila. ... Shadowgraph of a . ...


John Woo is also famous for incorporating slow motion shoot outs in his movies, such as A Better Tomorrow and Hard Boiled. These movies would later influence media such as Max Payne and the Matrix series. A Better Tomorrow (Chinese: 英雄本色; pinyin: yīngxióng běnsè, Cantonese: ying1 hung4 bun2 sik1; literally True Colors of a Hero) is a 1986 Hong Kong action movie which had a profound influence on the Hong Kong movie-making industry, and later on an international scale. ... Hardboiled crime fiction is a uniquely American style pioneered by Dashiell Hammett, refined by Raymond Chandler, and endlessly imitated since by writers such as Mickey Spillane. ... Max Payne is a third-person shooter computer game developed by the Finnish company Remedy Entertainment, produced by 3D Realms and published by Gathering of Developers in July, 2001 for Windows. ...


Long before the emergence of a technology permitting a live-action application, bullet-time as a concept was frequently developed in cel animation. One of the earliest examples is the shot at the end of the title sequence for the late-sixties Japanese anime series Speed Racer: as Speed leaps from the Mach 5, he freezes in mid-jump, and then the camera does an arc shot from front to sideways. Traditional animation, also referred to as classical animation, cel animation, or hand-drawn animation, is the oldest and historically the most popular form of animation. ... Animé redirects here. ... Speed Racer is the title of an English adaptation of the Japanese anime Mach Go Go Go ) which centered around automobile racing. ... The Mach Go (Known outside Japan as the Mach Five) is the racing car Speed Racer drives in the anime series of the same name. ...


The first music video to use bullet-time was "Army of Me", a 1995 Björk video directed by Michel Gondry. [1]. It was also featured in Dario Argento's 1996 horror movie The Stendhal Syndrome (CGI, with a bullet), and the 1998 BBC documentary mini-series Intimate Universe: The Human Body with time-slice by Tim Macmillan. In 1994, Dayton Taylor invented a film-based system called TimeTrack that was used in many TV commercials [2]. The effect was also used in 1998's Blade and further developed in Blade II. Army of Me was released in 1995 and was the first single to be taken from the album Post. ... This article is about the musician. ... Michel Gondry, 2005 Michel Gondry, born May 8, 1963 (1964 according to some sources), is a French Academy Award winning screenwriter, film, commercial, and music video director noted for his inventive visual style and manipulation of mise en scène. ... Dario Argento (born September 7, 1940) is an Italian film director, producer and screenwriter. ... Stendhal syndrome or Stendhals syndrome is a psychosomatic illness that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, confusion and even hallucinations when the individual is exposed to an overdose of beautiful art, paintings and artistic masterpieces. ... Blade is a 1998 film starring Wesley Snipes and Stephen Dorff, loosely based on the published stories of the Marvel Comics character Blade. ... Blade II is a 2002 vampire action movie starring Wesley Snipes and Kris Kristofferson. ...


Bullet time became popularized when John Gaeta and team expanded it temporally and into the digital arena through the incorporation of frame interpolation and image based CGI within the film The Matrix (1999) and through view-morphing techniques pioneered by the company BUF in music videos by Michel Gondry and commercials for, among others, The Gap. John Gaeta (born 1965) is a visual effects designer best known for his work on the Matrix film trilogy, where he advanced and popularized the effects known as Bullet Time and Virtual Cinematography as well as pushing the boundaries of computer-generated imagery pre visualization. ... This article is about the 1999 film. ... The flag of the British Union of Fascists showing the Flash and Circle symbolic of action within unity The British Union of Fascists (BUF) was a political party of the 1930s in the United Kingdom. ... Michel Gondry, 2005 Michel Gondry, born May 8, 1963 (1964 according to some sources), is a French Academy Award winning screenwriter, film, commercial, and music video director noted for his inventive visual style and manipulation of mise en scène. ... Gap Inc. ...


In 2003, Bullet Time evolved further through The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions with the introduction of high-definition computer-generated approaches like virtual cinematography and universal capture. Virtual elements within the Matrix Trilogy utilize cutting edge image based computer rendering techniques pioneered in Paul Debevec's 1997 film The Campanile Movieand custom evolved for the Matrix by George Borshukov, an early collaborator of Debevec. The Matrix Reloaded is the second installment of The Matrix series, written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers. ... The Matrix Revolutions is the third and final film in The Matrix trilogy. ... Paul Debevec is a researcher in computer graphics at the University of Southern California. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...

Other early applications of the concept: Image File history File links Screenshot from The Matrix Revolutions: With super-realistic CG models being rendered from the pioneering U-Cap (Universal Capture) technique, the camera is completely liberated and at the complete disposal of the filmmakers. ... Image File history File links Screenshot from The Matrix Revolutions: With super-realistic CG models being rendered from the pioneering U-Cap (Universal Capture) technique, the camera is completely liberated and at the complete disposal of the filmmakers. ... The Matrix Revolutions is the third and final film in The Matrix trilogy. ...

  • The Return of the Pink Panther, 1975. Inspector Clouseau practices kung-fu with Cato in slow motion.
  • Trancers (also known as Future Cop, 1984. This film features two slow motion scenes involving Jack Deth's actions. One of them involves him saving Helen Hunt's character from being shot.
  • Videoclip for Suede "The Wild Ones", 1994. Dir. Howard Greenhalgh. [3] [4]
  • Videoclip for The Rolling Stones "Like a Rolling Stone", 1995. Dir. Michel Gondry. [5]
  • Videoclip for Sting "Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot", 1996. Dir. Emmanual Carlier. [6]
  • Videoclip for Smoke City "Underwater Love", 1996. Dir. Tim MacMillan [7]
  • "Little Bitty" Alan Jackson video 1996.
  • Videoclip for Coolio "C U When U Get There", 1996.
  • "Landscape", 1997. This short computer animation by Tamas Waliczky won a prize at the 1998 Prix Ars Electronica cyberarts competition.
  • Videoclip for Van Halen "Without You", 1998
  • Videoclip for Garbage "Push it", 1998
  • The movie Lost in Space (1998) feature a scene similar to bullet-time; when ship enters hyperspace all the action freezes but camera slightly arcs.
  • The episode "Wink of an Eye" of the original Star Trek TV Series is entirely based on bullet-time; the villains exist exclusively in hyperspeed and attempt to utilize it to take over the Enterprise and its crew.
  • The music video for the song "Guilty Conscience" (from The Slim Shady LP) features Dr. Dre and Eminem speaking as good and evil consciences to three different men frozen in bullet time.
  • The film Wing Commander (1999), which did poorly at the box office, though the trailer gained some notice for its inclusion of the film's bullet-time scene, showing people, and a spilling cup of liquid, captured in mid-air.
  • Videoclip for Meat Beat Manifesto and title sequence for Howard Stern's televised radio program, both directed by Ben Stokes of the influential film/video/design consortium H-Gun
  • Videoclip for Korn "Freak On A Leash", 1998.
  • In Super Bowl XXXV, CBS employed a system of cameras that allowed for bullet-time-like effects on its broadcast. This system proved to be the difference in upholding a replay challenge on a Jamal Lewis fourth quarter touchdown by showing that he clearly broke the plane of the end zone. Since the bullet time was accomplished using cameras only, without any computer interpolating, the transition from one perspective to another was choppy, compared to the relatively smooth transitions from The Matrix.
  • In the opening sequence of the IMAX documentary Michael Jordan to the Max, Michael Jordan does a slam dunk in bullet-time while practicing at the United Center.

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In games

Bullet time has been used in many computer and video games, particularly since the popularization of the effect by The Matrix, and is technically trivial to implement (as all objects in the scene are generated and controlled by the computer). It is usually implemented as a power-up or "special" meter and when activated allows the player to temporarily slow down the game-world (usually also making individual bullets visible, making it possible to dodge enemies' shots), but retains the ability to look and aim at normal speed. Games such as Max Payne (2001), Viewtiful Joe, Tomb Raider Anniversary and the Half-Life mod The Specialists combine the effect with action movie-style special moves such as somersaults, dives and rolls. Namcos Pac-Man is one of the most popular video games ever made. ... Max Payne is a third-person shooter computer game developed by the Finnish company Remedy Entertainment, produced by 3D Realms and published by Gathering of Developers in July, 2001 for Windows. ... Viewtiful Joe is a video game developed by Capcoms Capcom Production Studio 4 design team Team Viewtiful. The other games in the series, including the PS2 port of the first game, have been made by Clover Studio. ... Tomb Raider: Anniversary, also known as Tomb Raider: 10th Anniversary Edition, is the next release of the Tomb Raider series. ... Half-Life For a quantity subject to exponential decay, the half-life is the time required for the quantity to fall to half of its initial value. ... For the film, see The Specialist. ...


The first computer game to use bullet time was probably the real-time rogue-like Rescue at Rigel published in 1980 by Epyx, which featured a protagonist with a bionic implant system called "A.M.B.L.E." Starquest - Rescue at Rigel, or simply Rescue at Rigel is a 1980 science fiction computer role-playing game by Epyx. ... Epyx, Inc. ...


One of the first modern computer games to feature bullet time was the 1999 game Requiem: Avenging Angel, which featured angels fighting demons in a dystopian future. Conker's Bad Fur Day actually contained the same type of bullet time as Max Payne, which it also predated. Other notable uses of the effect include Max Payne 2 (2003) and F.E.A.R (2005). The videogames in the Matrix franchise (Enter the Matrix (2003), The Matrix Online (2005) and Path of Neo (2005)) have also utilized the effect. Even games where the effect would not logically exist within the setting, often feature it anyway, one such example is the western-themed third person shooter, GUN, where the bullet time mode is called "quick draw." Conkers Bad Fur Day is a Nintendo 64 video game developed and published by Rare, and distributed by Nintendo. ... Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne is a third-person shooter developed by Remedy Entertainment for the PC, Xbox, and PlayStation 2 systems. ... F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault Recon) is a horror themed first-person shooter computer game developed by Monolith Productions and published by Vivendi Universal. ... Enter the Matrix is the first video game based on The Matrix series of films. ... The Matrix Online (MxO) is a massively multiplayer online game developed by Monolith Productions. ... A third-person shooter is a computer game in 3-D where the camera view is outside and usually behind the main player character. ... This article is about the video game. ...


Bullet time is also featured in Jedi Outcast & Jedi Academy; activated whenever a player kills a Reborn Jedi (both JO & JA) or a cultist (JA only) armed with a lightsaber, or if a lightsabered armed enemy kills a player. Bullet time can also be activated manually by entering "thereisnospoon" (obviously referring to the film The Matrix, demonstrating that film's large impact on modern culture) in the console during the game. Additionally, the player can slow down the environment, while moving at normal speed, by activating the "Force Speed" power. Additionally, since the game is made utilizing id Tech 3, if one were to enter the "timescale" command with an appropriate value, 1 being normal speed, .5 being half speed (i.e. "timescale .25" would make the game run at 1/4 speed) a bullet time effect is achieved. The Reborn Jedi are characters in the fictional Star Wars Universe. ... This article is about the weapon in Star Wars. ... id Tech 3 is a game engine developed by id Software for Quake III Arena and has been used in many games under the Quake III Arena engine and Quake III: Team Arena engine branding. ...


Another game that uses bullet-time is Sudeki, whenever a player opens up the items menu, the environment including the player slows down, enabling the controller rotate the view and look around. Also, when using certain techniques such as Tal's "Blade Dance" the environment and the enemy slows down significantly. Similar effect is used in the last battle with Talos, when Talos can cut through very quickly but your speed is decreased 5 times. The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...


A sort of bullet time can be activated in the Bloodrayne series of games, called dilated perception; wherein the main character (a half vampire) speeds up the rate at which she processes information, causing everything to seem slower, including the player character. This does however allow the advantage of giving the player themselves more time to think and react, even if their character is slowed down as well. Bloodrayne 2 adds Freeze Time which brings time nearly to a stand-still but allows the player to move at normal speed. BloodRayne, is a horror-themed third-person action video game. ...


A situation similar to a bullet time can be found in the Grand Theft Auto series from Grand Theft Auto III onwards - when the player picks up an adrenaline pill, the character's and the game's speed is slowed down, while the aiming speed remains normal. Grand Theft Auto (GTA) is a video game series created and primarily developed by Scottish developer Rockstar North (formerly DMA Design), published by Rockstar Games and debuted in 1998. ... Grand Theft Auto III (sometimes abbreviated as GTA III or GTA3) is an action computer and video game developed by DMA Design (now Rockstar North), published by Rockstar Games in October 2001 for the PlayStation 2 video game console, May 2002 for Windows-based personal computers, and in November 2003...


Bullet time has featured consistently, if briefly, in the Metal Gear series. In MGS2: Sons of Liberty, Solid Snake orders Olga Gurlukovich to toss her knife away at gunpoint. She unsheathes it, but instead of throwing it away, she turns around and fires a bullet at Snake out of the end of the handle. The game switches to bullet time as it passes Snake, narrowly missing his head and leaving a visible trail. In MGS3: Snake Eater/Subsistence. At the beginning of Operation Snake Eater, when Naked Snake encounters The Boss, The Boss defeats Snake in CQC combat and shoots the drone that he flew in on, causing it to explode. The first bullets fired in the scene tumble through the air in a bullet-time like sequence. Finally, the GameCube remake of the original MGS dubbed Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, added bullet time scenes such as Snake dodging a piece of ceiling cut by Grey Fox or when Snake jumps on a missile and fires a Stinger at Liquid Snake's Hind in midair. But the original also features bullet-time, such as Snake dodging a bullet from Revolver Ocelot, and a tank-shot from Vulcan Raven. The Metal Gear Solid logo. ... Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (commonly abbreviated MGS2) is a stealth-based game that was developed and published by Konami for the PlayStation 2 in 2001. ... Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (commonly abbreviated MGS3) is a stealth-based game directed by Hideo Kojima, developed and published by Konami for the PlayStation 2. ... Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes is a stealth-based game that was developed by Silicon Knights and Konami for the GameCube and released in March 2004. ...


The PS2 platformer Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus also featured some smooth "bullet-time" effects in which you could unlock an ability that allowed you to slow down all of your surroundings, yet move the camera around the character at normal speed. Not only that, but there was a creative feature in which when you move the right analog stick while the game was paused, the menu would disappear and you would be able to move the camera to get a good look at the surroundings. Another PS2 platformer to feature bullet-time was Jak 3 in which Jak is finally able to use Light Eco that allows for plenty of changes with time and Jak's surroundings. Also, the recent PSP title Daxter briefly features a bullet-time moment in the final boss battle where tubes of light eco come crashing down and freezes everything in mid air, except Daxter, who can move around freely. Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus (named Sly Raccoon in Europe and Kaitou Sly Cooper in Japan) is a platform game by Sucker Punch Productions, released on the Sony PlayStation 2 in 2002, and is the first game in the Sly Cooper video game series. ... Jak 3 is a video game for Sonys PlayStation 2 console developed by Naughty Dog. ... This article is about the character. ...


Prince of Persia also uses a bullet-time variant. In the Sands of Time trilogy, the Prince has a Medallion or Amulet of Time that permits him to alter time in his favor. To use this power, you have to "feed" the medallion with the Sands that were unlocked in the first game of the series. The Amulet has six powers, two of which uses a bullet-time variant. The first is the Eye of the Storm or Power of Delay, which allows the carrier of the medallion to move faster by slowing down his perception of time; and the other is Ravages of Time - the power that allows the carrier to attack much faster than normal. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Hourglass with the Sands of Time This article is about the magic Sands from the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time trilogy. ... The Medallion from Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones cinematic. ...


Tomb Raider: Legend also uses bullet time, if you jump whilst next to an enemy, Lara will jump off the character and go into bullet time, wherein one can shoot the targeted enemy.


For a brief period bullet time became a "development fad" whereby many games had it added in for no apparent reason (the notoriously poor Charlie's Angels licensed game had the words "it also feature that popular bullet time thing" in its press release). This led to a backlash from critics with the Official UK PS2 magazine stating (in the context of the game Devil May Cry 2) "anyone caught cribbling from The Matrix gets a point knocked off [from its review score] now." This article is about the television series. ... Devil May Cry 2 (frequently abbreviated to DMC2) is an action game developed by Capcom Production Studio 1 and published by Capcom in 2003 exclusively for the PlayStation 2. ...


In Fable, the Slow Time spell works like bullet-time. Fable is a video game for Xbox and PC. It was developed by Big Blue Box, a satellite of Lionhead Studios, and was published by Microsoft. ...


In Sniper Elite, players are treated to the "Bullet Cam" for every well-aimed shot, which shows the bullet in bullet time as it travels toward the target (usually his head) in slow motion and ends when the bullet penetrates the skull as brain matters and blood gushes out gruesomely from the target's head. Sniper Elite is a first/third person shooter developed by UK based video game developer Rebellion Developments. ...


The PS2 game 1000 Bullets, focuses on this effect.


An unlockable feature of the game Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal allows the player to enable a feature that makes the camera pan around them when the Quick-Select menu is opened, thereby pausing the game as the camera circles around a frozen Ratchet.


The arcade game Virtual Cop 3 features an "Exceeding Sense" mode which, when activated by the player by stepping on a pedal, slows time down and allows players to shoot enemy bullets.


In Conker's Bad Fur Day: One of the final chapters of the N64 game (and also its remake on the Xbox) is a parody of the lobby scene from The Matrix, right down to the character's attire. This chapter is titled "Enter the Vertex". Conkers Bad Fur Day is a Nintendo 64 video game developed and published by Rare, and distributed by Nintendo. ... The Xbox is a sixth generation era video game console produced by Microsoft Corporation. ...


The games Need For Speed: Most Wanted and its sequel Need For Speed: Carbon both contain a feature called the Speedbreaker which slows down time to a crawl, giving the player more time to react to dangerous situations.


In Shadow the Hedgehog: After filling up the 'Hero gauge', Shadow becomes invincible with unlimited ammo. He is also able to use his trademark 'Chaos Control' to manipulate time and space. In regular gameplay, this warps Shadow through the level at an impossible speed. But in boss battles, using Chaos Control slows down time itself, allowing for a huge advantage. Shadow the Hedgehog ) is a video game starring an anti-hero of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Shadow the Hedgehog. ... This article is about the video game ability. ... This article is about the video game ability. ...


In Sonic and the Secret Rings, one of Sonic's special abilities, Time Break, allows him to slow down time while moving at his (relatively) normal speed and more easily avoid attacks. Sonic and the Secret Rings, (formerly known by the working title Sonic Wild Fire), is a video game within the Sonic the Hedgehog series that was released exclusively for the Wii on February 20, 2007 in North America, in Europe on March 2, 2007[1] and in Japan on March...


Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil contains an item called The Artifact that (after defeating a certain boss) can grant the player the ability to slow time affecting enemies and enemy projectiles making some fights easier. Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil is a first-person shooter expansion pack for the 2004 computer game, Doom 3. ...


Early in the game Project Snowblind, the player can receive an augmentation, the "Reflex Boost", which slows down time allowing the player to dodge bullets and make better decisions. . The article title conflicts with an existing namespace. ...


In True Crime: Streets of LA and True Crime: New York City, the player characters, with guns equipped, can utilize slow-motion diving techniques (something very akin to the Max Payne series) causing time to slow, but aiming remains normal. Also, a gun upgrade exists in both games that, when obtained, can slow the action for a few seconds when aiming in first-person mode or in third-person while driving for more precise shooting. True Crime: Streets of LA Categories: Computer and video game stubs | 2003 computer and video games | PlayStation 2 games | Xbox games | GameCube games | Activision games | Windows games ...


In games using the Half Life 2 source engine, time can be controlled using the console command "host_timescale x", with x values of a fraction of 1 providing slowed down gameplay. Half-Life 2 is a first-person shooter computer game and the highly anticipated sequel to Half-Life developed by Valve Software. ...


The "Nail The Trick" feature found in Tony Hawk's Project 8 can slows the gameplay down, allowing the player to modify tricks in real time. Tony Hawks Project 8, also known as Tony Hawks Pro Skater 8 but officially abbreviated as THP8, is the eighth installment in the Tony Hawks Series. ...


Driven, a game based on the movie of the same name, has a mode titled "The Zone", which activated, causes the edges of the screen to blur and the world to slow down while steering remains in real time. Driven is a video game of the racing genre released in 2002 by BAM! Entertainment. ... Look up Driven in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


A special ability in Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition/Remix called Zone (for Tuners, Sportbikes and Exotics only) slows down the game's speed, allowing for better split-second turning and handling.


In the video game Made Man killing enough people allows for an extreme slow motion mode, allowing you to line up your firing cursor for more accurate shooting. Made Man is a third-person shooter computer game set in the New York underworld of organized crime in the Mafia. ...


In Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku, the player can pause the game while Jack is in mid-air and the camera would automatically pan around him. This same effect can be seen in the Sega Dreamcast and Sony PlayStation 2 version of Quake III Arena/Revolution. A minor difference in Quake III is that projectiles and some background and character textures will still animate while everything else is paused. The Dreamcast , code-named White Belt, Black Belt, Dural, Dricas, Vortex, Katana, Shark and Guppy during development) is Segas last video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. ... PS2 redirects here. ... This article or section should include material from Anarki For an overview of the Quake game franchise go to Quake series. ...


The videogame Total Overdose features various examples of Bullet Time such as jumping sideways in slow motion or using a special move which causes the main protagonist to spin around in slow motion and fire bullets. Total Overdose is an action/adventure third-person shooter video game that was developed by Deadline Games and published by Sci Entertainment in Europe and by Eidos in North America. ...


In the Burnout 3: Takedown game, the Aftertouch affect allows the player to move the car in bullet time after crashing.


In Resistance: Fall of Man the player can trigger slow-motion with the alternative fire from the Fareye sniper rifle.


In the Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3 video games, Spider-Sense is displayed as having a bullet time-like effect where the player is able to temporarily slow down time, although the technique is known as "Spider-Reflexes". Spider-Man 2 is the name of several computer and video games based on the Spider-Man universe and particularly the Spider-Man 2 movie. ... Spider-Man 3 is a video game based on the Spider-Man 3 film. ...


In Stranglehold, it is called "Tequila Time". Stranglehold (or John Woo Presents Stranglehold) is a third-person shooter developed by Midway Games (Chicago studio), for Windows, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. ...


In Blizzard Entertainment's gameplay demo for the not-yet-released StarCraft II, the Protoss Mothership is depicted as being able to freeze time in its vicinity, halting any projectiles which enter the field until it is dispersed, at which point the projectiles drizzle to the ground. Having said that, this ability seems purely defensive, and does not appear to alter the movement or firing rates of any units (including the Mothership itself). Blizzard Entertainment, a division of Vivendi Games, is an American computer game developer and publisher headquartered in Irvine, California. ... StarCraft II is a computer game currently under development by Blizzard Entertainment as a sequel to the popular real-time strategy game StarCraft. ... Artanis, a young Protoss Praetor in the StarCraft universe. ...


In Enemy Territory Quake Wars a bullet-time effect can be used after modifying the game by autoexec.cfg file. Note that this just slows, then stops and works only in offline games. It's also possible to make bullet-time in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion using various modifications. Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (ET:QW) is a first-person shooter video game, and is the follow-up to Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. ... The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is a game currently under development by Bethesda Softworks for the PC, Xbox 2, and Playstation 3. ...


In popular culture

The popularity of The Matrix has given rise to many examples of bullet time being used in popular culture, quite often in a parodic manner: In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ...

  • 300 - Bullet time is used in several scenes, first in the scene where King Leonidas led his first charge against the Persians, showing him in slow motion as he hacked down one Persian soldier after another, then as he threw his spear, the screen zoomed up to the spear showing it flying in slow motion before striking a Persian in a shower of blood. In the last scene, bullet time is also employed when Leonidas casted his spear at King Xerxes as his last act of defiance.
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius - The main character throws marshmallows at his father as he catches them in his mouth. It is a near-perfect recreation of Neo's famous drop to evade incoming bullets in The Matrix, down to the light-distorting wake of radiating rings coming from the path of the projectiles.
  • Alien vs. Predator - In the first scene featuring the facehugger, bullet time is used as the creature leaps out of its egg to impregnate its victim with a chestburster embryo.
  • Angel - In the Season 3 episode "A New World", Angel's son Connor comes out of a portal from Quor-Toth and attempts to kill his father in a surprisingly Matrix-esque bullet-time sequence featuring flying axes and stakes. Season 4 also includes lots of slow-motion fight scenes.
  • Austin Stevens: Snakemaster - In episode 7, "In Search of The Giant Anaconda", Austin Stevens finds a 14-foot Green Anaconda and when he grabs the Anaconda out of the water the camera zooms in slightly, pauses still, and "rotates" around at the same time, and then plays. The same happens when Stevens finds a King Cobra in episode 8, "In Search of the King Cobra" and when he finds a Rinkhals Spitting cobra in episode 9, "Seven Deadly Strikes".
  • Beastie Boys - The video for "Right Right Now Now" includes quickly rotating 3-D stills of the Beastie Boys paused in the air.
  • BIONICLE: Mask of Light - In the koli match scene, Takua's special move is in bullet time.
  • Blinx: The Time Sweeper and its sequel Blinx 2: Masters of Time and Space both use bullet time as the time sweeping cats are able to slow and stop their surroundings while they move at their normal speeds.
  • Buffalo 66 - near the end of the movie Billy Brown (Vincent Gallo) imagines shooting the owner of a strip club to whom he owns money. Subsequently he turns the gun on himself - at the point of impact the movie shifts to a bullet time effect to the climax of Yes's "Heart of the Sunrise".
  • The City of Lost Souls - Two CG chickens have a cockfight directly copied shot-for-shot from The Matrix.
  • Death Note - In the movie adaption of Death Note, there is a scene on the bus where the would-be hijacker shoots at Ryuk the Shinigami, and it goes into bullet time as the bullet leaves the gun and travels toward Ryuk's head, the camera panning around the bullet.
  • Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo - The protagonist dodges several bladed weapons.
  • Doctor Who (2005 to present) - The opening credit sequence employs bullet time, pausing to show a closeup pan shot of the TARDIS in flight.
  • Excel Saga - A crudely rendered 3D model shown in episode 9 is shot multiple times while the camera rotates.
  • Fairly Oddparents - In one episode, Timmy dodges carrots thrown by ninja rabbits in a virtual reality game, in a very similar parody of Neo's famous bullet-dodging sequence, complete with light-bending after-waves following the carrots and the same camera angles.
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends - During Bloo's high budget film, Wilt is suspended in the air as the camera rotates (it is actually running around in circles) around him while he hands a sandwich to Coco while on a pirate ship.
  • FLCL - The camera performs a dramatic flyby as the main character is administered CPR in episode 1; after the scene the characters are shown in a production trailer complaining about how difficult it was to move so slowly. A similar effect is seen in episode 3 as the protagonist is run over by a motorcycle and flies lips first into the face of a girl he was talking to. The close-up near the end of this "bullet time" suggests that it will end in a kiss, but it ends with a head-on collision instead. In the director's commentary, the director explains that he wanted to execute this rather costly and time-consuming effect for a very trivial event.
  • Yakitate Japan - In the episode "Sorry For The Wait! Falling down drunk Melon Bread!" Kuroyanagi reacts to the main character's bread by dodging flying melons, complete with air disruption trails, in slow motion in a near exact recreation of the "bullet time" camera rotation.
  • Futurama - In the episode "Three Hundred Big Boys", Earth President Richard Nixon issues a tax rebate of $300 to the entire population of Earth, which Fry chooses to spend all on coffee. On his 100th cup, he becomes able to save his friends and other party guests from a fire (and put it out) in bullet time. In the episode "A Clone of My Own" toward the end of the episode when the spaceship is escaping from the "Near-Death Star," as the ship powers up there is a brief momoent when the scene halts and the aspect rotates around the ship.
  • G.O.R.A. - Arif (Cem Yilmaz) dodges a shot from a laser gun and finds time to light his cigarette on the passing beam as he does so.
  • Happy Tree Friends - As one of a few Matrix parodies found in the episode "Double Whammy Part 2", bullet time is used as Flippy and his flipped-out self wage a gunfight with staplers in his home.
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film version) - The Knight Bus segment when Harry is being taken to The Leaky Cauldron takes advantage of bullet time when it has to squeeze between two non-magical double-decker buses. This segment takes humorous advantage of the magic quality of the Harry Potter world by having the Muggle world go into bullet time slow motion, while inside the Knight Bus Harry, Stan Shunpike, and the driver (and the talking shrunken head) keep moving in real time.
  • House of the Dead - Bullet-time effects are used liberally.
  • Jatt and Bond - In this Pakistani sitcom, the character Jatt dogdes slippers being thrown at him much like Neo in the original Matrix film.
  • The Killer Bean - Bullet-time effects are used liberally.
  • Kamen Rider Kabuto - All of the Kamen Riders (in Rider Form only) have the use of the Clock-Up System, a function which slows time around them (as opposed to speeding them up). The enemy of the series, the extraterrestrial Worms, are able to achieve Clock-Up naturally as part of their alien physiology, hence its inclusion in the creation of the Zecter technology to be used against them. Native Worms have this capability as well. Clock-Up only lasts for a limited time from a Rider's perspective before time returns to normal ("Clock Over"), though no definable amount is given- lasting anywheres from seconds to minutes in the show. By contrast, Kamen Rider Kabuto's unique Hyper Zecter upgrade allows him to activate a Hyper Clock-Up mode- where time comes to a complete standstill around him as opposed to normally slowing down. Certain Natives, however, are capable of exceeding the Hyper Clock-Up to the point where Hyper Kabuto himself comes to a standstill as well, though this is only demonstrated once. If a Rider sustains enough damage during Clock-Up, then the system will restore the normal flow of time.
  • Kung Pow: Enter the Fist - The protagonist dodges milk from a cow's udders.
  • Main Hoon Na - Ram (Sharukh Khan) dodges the spittle of a dribbling teacher who shouts at him.
  • Matrix ping pong - A live-action Ping Pong game spoofing the bullet time style featured on a Japanese game show.
  • Over the Hedge - Bullet time is used in the scene where Hammy the Squirrel drinks a highly caffienated soda, causing a severely exaggerated bullet time effect that lasts for a couple minutes, everyone and everything appearing nearly completely frozen in time, giving Hammy time enough to casually turn on a laser trap, retrieve and eat a cookie from the roof of a house, and reposition another trap to snag one of the villains' legs before time returns to normal.
  • The Perfect Score - There is a flashback sequence for one of the characters that is an exact recreation of the first scene of The Matrix, featuring Trinity's famous bullet time kick move.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - Bullet time effects are used in a scene when Jack Sparrow fires at a barrel of gunpowder.
  • RuneScape - One of the traps in the agility arena involves 3 darts being fired at the character. If the character succeeds in negotiating the trap, then the darts are shown flying towards the character in slow motion as he/she bends over backwards to evade them, while the camera is moving around the character. This is another almost perfect recreation of a scene from The Matrix in which Neo performs his first bullet-dodging maneuver, in bullet time.
  • Scary Movie - The protagonist dodges attacks and deals a flying kick to the masked killer. The masked killer also hurts his back when imitating Neo's dodges on the rooftop in The Matrix, to dodge a pizza pan that was thrown at him.
  • School Rumble - This anime features two different parodies of bullet-time. The first is a scene in episode 3 in which Harima Kenji dodges a volley of arrows; the second takes place during a computer-animated sequence at the end of episode 17, and involves Takano Akira dodging bullets fired at her by members of the Italian Mafia.
  • Shrek - During a bullet-time freeze in the middle of a fight scene, Fiona primps her hair while suspended in mid-drop-kick. (An additional joke is that bullet time, while a complex task for a live-action film, is comparatively simple to create in computer animation, and that most films that employ bullet time use computer animation to accomplish the task.)
  • The Simpsons - The couch gag of the "Insane Clown Poppy" episode involves the family running towards and jumping at the couch. The screen freezes as the camera rotates. As the screen unfreezes, the family lands on the couch while Homer falls onto the ground. The episode "New Kids on the Blecch", featuring 'N Sync, also includes a reference to bullet time. The group is improvising a dance routine as one member calls out the names of the moves. As he says "...And close with a matrix," all the members of the group rise into the air in martial-arts inspired poses and stop in mid-air while the camera arcs around them. After, four of them land gracefully while the fifth falls flat on his face. In Lisa the Tree Hugger, Bart has a job hanging menus on doorknobs. Having been taught ninja-like moves to avoid detection, a scene spoofing wire-fu and bullet-time is used.
  • Slayers Premium - Gourry dodges a group of attacking octopuses before slicing them with his sword.
  • Spider-Man - The first time Peter's spider-sense goes off, it is perceived as a general slowing down of time from Peter's perspective as he is able to use this to dodge a punch from behind him. Then later in this same movie, as Spider-Man, he is able to leap and dodge incoming Razor Bat drone-weapons thrown at him by the Green Goblin while they are fighting inside of a burning apartment building.
  • Stargate SG-1 - Teal'c and the Goa'uld System Lord Imhotep combat scene. ("The Warrior")
  • Superman Returns - In an early rooftop scene, Superman intercepts machine gun bullets shot at two security guards. To illustrate Superman's speed, much of the scene is in bullet time except for Superman, who even in bullet time is moving faster than a normal human would in real time. In the same scene a bullet is fired into Superman's eye, as the camera rotates around the bullet. The bullet is crushed as it hits Superman's eye.
  • Team America: World Police - Two fighting characters jump into the air, dangle there, they rotate and the camera remains still, and fall to the ground again.
  • The Upright Citizens Brigade - The camera is physically moved while two actors stand still during a fight.
  • Without a Paddle - Dan (Seth Green) is so stoned (albeit unintentionally) that he hallucinates that he is dodging bullets, like in The Matrix, ending with a truth in parody moment "Oh my back."
  • Xiao Xiao series - The protagonist stick figure uses bullet time to great effect.
  • Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story - Peter La Fleur (Vince Vaughn) deftly dodges the game (and tournament victor) deciding ball thrown by the odious White Goodman (Ben Stiller) while blindfolded.
  • Transformers (2007 film)- In the Mission City battle at the climax of the film, Autobot Ironhide performs an acrobatic double-helix jump to evade enemy Decepticon projectiles while at the same time firing his arm-mounted cannons during the fight with Brawl. This shot- as well as when Ironhide transforms while still moving in vehicle mode- are portrayed in bullet-time.

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References

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bullet time: Information From Answers.com (3202 words)
Bullet time (often hyphenated as bullet-time) is a concept introduced in recent films and computer games whereby the passage of time is displayed as extremely slow or frozen moments in order to allow a viewer to observe imperceptibly fast events (such as flying bullets).
Bullet time has been used in many computer and video games, particularly since the popularisation of the effect by The Matrix, and is technically trivial to implement (as all objects in the scene are generated and controlled by the computer).
Bullet time can also be activated manually by entering "thereisnospoon" (an obvious reference to the film The Matrix, demonstrating that film's large impact on modern culture) in the console during the game.
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