|Believe it or not, but Bollywood superstar Salman Khan shot a scene for Kabir Khan’s film Ek Tha Tiger with as many as 75 Canon cameras.
The shot being filmed was a time slice shot which requires an elaborate setup of cameras. Director Kabir Khan filmed it with 75 Canon 5D cameras and later tweeted a picture of Salman from the sets.
“Ok... as promised here's a pic of Tiger from the sets,” Kabir Khan wrote.
Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh who is an amateur photographer and a good friend of Kabir Khan (he worked in Khan’s New York), was surprised by the setup.
Kabir wrote “Hey Neil. We had 75 Canon 5Ds for a time slice shot. Had fun shooting it “@NeilNMukesh: that's a crazee set up of 7D s !”
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What’s a time slice shot?
It’s a technique to freeze a moment in time and show it on screen from different perspectives.
To record a frozen moment, or ‘time slice’ effect shot, all the cameras click a subject simultaneously. This results in a number of images of the subject from a number of different points of view - all taken at the exact same moment in time. These individual images are then transferred sequentially in digital format into a computer and stabilized to make a smooth motion picture of a moment frozen in time.