Frozen Time: The LomoMatrix Precursor


Anybody who has seen or taken part in a LomoMatrix shoot can attest to the fun and creativity embedded in each frame. We found one of the earliest forays into this amazing technique, done by a Japanese artist in the 1980s. Read about it after the jump!

While the matrix effect or bullet-time filming technique is being constantly explored, innovated, and used to this day, its origins can be traced in analogue filmmaking, and remains appealing when shot in film. This is why we lomographers continue shooting in this technique, and even have our own version: the LomoMatrix.

If you’re curious about the precursors of this exciting and experimental technique, we have just the stuff for you. In 1981, Japanese graphic artist Ryoichiro Debuchi filmed some footages experimenting on the method, using 18 still cameras and three synchronized flashes arranged around a central model. The footage, called Frozen Time, was screened at the Pia Film Festival in 1982.

Watch the film below:

What do you think of Ryoichiro Debuchi’s foray on the matrix effect?

All information for this article were taken from Dangerous Minds.

written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-04-19 #videos #lifestyle #lomography #analogue-lifestyle #lomomatrix #matrix-effect #frozen-time #bullet-time #filming-technique

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