This Slow-Motion, Bullet Time Video of Fire Breathers Is Totally Mesmerizing

You don't need fancy special effects when you have a boat load of cameras and technical know-how

Bullet time videos have turned into a bit of an arms race, with shooters using more and more gear to try and get even more over-the-top footage. Mitch Martinez calls his creations Time Slices and the latest one of some fire breathers is truly fascinating.

Bullet time videos have turned into a bit of an arms race, with shooters using more and more gear to try and get even more over-the-top footage. Mitch Martinez calls his creations Time Slices and the latest one of some fire breathers is truly fascinating.

In order to capture the footage, he used an array of Canon DSLRs in concert with Panasonic GH4 cameras and even RED's Epic camera, which shoots up to 120 fps. The effect can make just about anything look cool, but in the hands of a seasoned (and talented) director of photography like Martinez, it's capable of some truly amazing things.

In the end, the whole thing is a bit of overkill, but that’s what makes it so fun. Watch it at maximum resolution on a nice screen and you’ll likely be glad they went so far over the top with it.