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Homemade GoPro Camera Array Creates Stunning Matrix-Style ‘Bullet Time’ Visuals

When The Matrix debuted back in 1999, the stunning visuals–commonly referred to as ‘bullet time‘ special effects–blew the world away. Their state of the art camera techniques have since been copied, parodied, and spoofed countless times by Hollywood

But for years, only the big studios with even bigger budgets could create such dazzling images. Now that technology is only accelerating at ever greater speeds, small time artists and producers can replicate the effects. 

Just take Marc Donahue, who created stunning ‘bullet time’ visuals with his homemade array of GoPro cameras. The shutter speeds aren’t perfectly synced, but that only results in even more interesting visuals. 

The project was covered more in depth on FStoppers. Now, the week old video stands with over 30,000 views, and is only picking up viral momentum. 


Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/03/16/homemade-gopro-camera-array-creates-stunning-matrix-style-bullet-time-visuals/

Mars Evolution Animation Shows What Mars Might Have Looked Like Billions Of Years Ago

Mars Evolution

NASA Goddard has gone viral with this stunning artist interpretation of what Mars might have looked like four billion years ago. 

At one point when the atmosphere was still thick and warm, scientists believe there was water on Mars– the most important ingredient for life.

In one day, the hypothetical computer animation has amassed over half a million views!


Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/11/15/mars-evolution/

GroPro Camera On Trombone Facing The Player

The web has seen the awesome video aftermath when a GoPro camera is put on a hunting dog and inside of a hula hoop, and now CDMVette has taken things to a musical level. 

He attached a GoPro to his trombone facing himself. His resulting video is a mix of funny, interesting, ridiculous, and even a drop of genius, and has started to trend over the weekend. 


Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/01/06/gropro-camera-on-trombone/

X-Rays Reveal Something Very Eerie In 16th-Century Painting Of John Dee

John Dee is a mysterious and controversial figure in the history of science. He was a Welsh polymath who pioneered areas of mathematics and science during the16th century soap-opera of the Tudor dynasty. But, amid his groundbreaking studies of geometry and astronomy, Dees work is laced with ideas of the occult, angels, demonsand the supernatural.

UsingX-ray analysis on a famous painting of DeebyVictorian artist Henry Gillard Glindoni (below), researchers have eerily revealed thetwo sides of the 16th-century scholar.

The analysis looked beneath the superficial layer of paint and revealed that the painting, which shows Dee performing for Queen Elizabeth I, originally depicted him standing in a circle of human skulls.

“John Dee performing an experiment before Elizabeth I”by Henry Gillard Glindoni. Image Credit: Wellcome Library

The X-ray imaging was commissioned for a free event at the Royal College of Physicians that will run from January 18 to July 29, 2016, at the Royal College of Physicians nearRegent’s Park, London. The exhibition will featurepaintings of Dee, along with a first-time look at his hand-writtenmathematical, astronomicaland alchemical texts.

Speaking to the Guardian, the exhibitions curator Katie Birkwood said: He is one of Tudor Englands most interesting and enigmatic figures and we are exploring that without coming down with a view on whether he is a scholar, courtier or magician. He is all of those and more.

Why exactly the skulls were removed from the final painting is unknown. However, Birkwood suggests it was at the request of the person who commissioned the painting, perhaps unnerved by the morbid content.

This isnt the first time that technology has been used to revealthe secret depths of artworks. Just last month, researchers used a technique called Layer Amplification Method (LAM) to reveal a hidden portrait behind Leonardo da Vincis Mona Lisa.

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Read more: http://www.iflscience.com/technology/x-rays-reveal-skulls-were-original-painting-16th-century-scientist

Cat Sunbathing On Bed Time Lapse Is Oddly Soothing

Cat Sunbathing On Bed Time Lapse

This calming time lapse video has gone viral!

Kitty owner Anton Nosovitsky explains that his cat likes to lie in the sun on his bed everyday for the three hours the rays creep in through the window and warm the sheets. 

He recorded this time lapse video recently, and after posting it online has already garnered over 400,000 views in just one day!

It seems the Internet is simply captivated by the soothing one minute clip, as it has already appeared on HuffingtonPost, LaugingSquid, NowMSN, and VideoSift


Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/11/13/cat-sunbathing-on-bed-time-lapse/

Spherical Panoramic Bike Ride Will Blow Your Mind

Spherical Panoramic Bike Ride Will Blow Your Mind

German photographer Jonas Ginter has gone viral with his impressive 360 degree video he created using six GoPro cameras and a special mount he 3D printed. 

For the ultimate effect, he went for a bike ride while wearing his contraption that takes viewers on a stunning spherical panoramic ride. 

Mind blown!


Via DailyOfTheDay

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/04/07/spherical-panoramic-bike-ride-will-blow-your-mind/

Bullet Times Fireworks With GoPro

Happy Independence Day! To celebrate properly, Jeremiah made his own bullet time-style video using GoPro cameras inspired by The Matrix.

Of course, he had to use fireworks on camera to honor the 4th of July, and now his hard work has paid off, as his video has gone viral, garnering over 200,000 hits


Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/07/04/bullet-times-fireworks-with-gopro/

Fox Tries To Eat GoPro Camera

Fox Tries To Eat GoPro Camera

YouTuber TheOpenLens went to Round Island, Alaska to record wildlife and spotted a fox. He now admits it was a stupid move, but to get a close shot he put his expensive GoPro camera on the ground near the fox. Little did he know, this fox had a taste for plastic, glass, and metal, and quickly started chomping on his expensive camera. Now, this GoPro video of the fox eating the camera has gone viral!


Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/07/27/fox-tries-to-eat-gopro-camera/