You Don't Need A Huge Budget To Get 'Matrix'-Like Special Effects

12/09/2013 04:58 pm ET | Updated Feb 24, 2014

Almost everyone is familiar with the groundbreaking, "bullet time" effect made famous in "The Matrix" -- you know, the movie trick that slows time to a crawl while a camera circles an action-packed scene.

Sadly, if you want to recreate this incredible special effect at home, you'd probably need a film studio budget, production crew and a ton of expensive equipment. Or do you?

Ex-NASA engineer Mark Rober, who has a knack for creative approaches to almost any idea, teamed up with a former NASA colleague to put together this slick video above demonstrating how to replicate the Hollywood effect using one, single camera and a DIY rig. Keanu Reeves, eat your heart out.

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