Timeslice is the juxtaposition of the traditional marriage between time and camera movement, namely that, in the conventional sense of motion pictures, time progresses in accordance with camera movement and speed. Even when frame rate is increased to produce super-slow-motion, the subject still moves in time. Timeslice is the opposite effect of this.

 

The timeslice technique is the ability to suspend time while still creating a motion effect. Timeslice allows the subject matter to be viewed from multiple angles at exactly the same point in time, giving it greater context. In essence, the brain is tricked into thinking the camera is moving while the subject is frozen. 

 

This technique is particularly effective when using subject matter that is in flux. Timeslice is the ultimate transformation of time and represents the camera moving at an infinite speed.

ACTIVATIONS

Our 360 photo booth allows for an variety of different user and brand engagement opportunities. The photo booth can be installed in almost any location - from exhibition centers to shopping malls. Our instant USB download feature enables  us to re-play with video within 4 minutes of the take as well as upload the video to various social platforms such as Facebook and Youtube on a fully spec'd crew. Large screens stationed around the booth help gather the crowd resulting in a fun, unique and successful event.

TIMESLICE FOR VFX

Catapulted into stardom by the popular film The Matrix, this "bullet time" technique remains a firm favourite of directors around the world for its striking effect.

 

Timeslice Cinematography has been shooting timeslice's for over 18 years for various films, TVC's and events. We have a selection of array set-ups capable of achieving unique results, including the world's first underwater timeslice.

e-COMMERCE & FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY

Unique and an engaging way to capture fashion and product images from every angle!

Click on the link below to view the Boohoo Clothing fashion commercial using timeslice.

 
 

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THE PROCESS OF SETTING UP A TIMESLICE

Once the array set-up has been established the number of cameras as well as the distance between the cameras needs to be determined according to the brief requirements.  Lighting considerations, post-production as well as other technical aspects specific to the brief can then be addressed.

WHAT PREPARATIONS CAN BE DONE TO ENSURE A SMOOTH PROCESS?

Rehearsal days have proved invaluable in the insight and refinements of shooting a particular brief and can be included into a package rate. Aspects to the functioning of the rig in relation to the subject matter and post production requirements are fined tuned here ensuring that there are no unforeseen events in post production later on. Initial set-up of the rig is a relatively long process ranging from 6 to 8 hours or longer depending on the brief. In order to ensure an accurate set up, it is advised that this is done the day prior to the actual shoot day.
 

CAN THE RIG BE MOVED TO DIFFERENT LOCATIONS ONCE SET-UP?

Once set-up, the rig can be moved to a different location by use of a flat bed truck or carrying by a number of people. Once at the new location, the rig will have to leveled and re- aligned. This process can range from 2 ½ hours upwards depending on the complexity of the set-up.

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ACTIVATIONS &

GLAM CAM

Our unique, state of the art and fully USB inter-grated rig allows for instant download of a take and file assembly ready for viewing on a large display screen within 4 minutes of the take if optimal requirements are met.

 

Have a look at a recent activation for VW Polo ....

Cameras can be set up on a semi circle, 360 degrees, arch or wave format.

The inner part of the rig can be branded however the client requires with various options either on green screen or printed fabric. 

Timeslice Cinematography has been shooting timeslices for over 15 years for commercials and events for clients such as Peroni, Red Bull, Sun International, Spar, Boohoo Clothing, Merceedes Benz, Nikon, Sony Ericsson  and recent activations for brands such as Play Energy Drink, Mini Pacemen, SA Tourism Indaba

Timeslice Cinematography’s rig comprises of Canon DSLR cameras which can be configured into almost any array - from a 360 circular rig, a semi circle, scattered array, spiral, over-head arch or a wall of cameras placed alongside, above and below each other. Remotely controlled via USB’s and custom built software, take’s can be downloaded, stablised and reviewed within minutes

TIMESLICE CINEMATOGRAPHY| Johannesburg & Cape Town, South Africa | jono@timeslice.za.com | Tel: +2776 190 3452 |

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