A highly sophisticated slow motion special effect technique used to show a bullet in flight. The action is slowed down to show the bullet traveling as it passes through the air. The bullet emits tracer rings to show its path and to show it tearing through the air. This technique was pioneered and made popular in the science-fiction film The Matrix
. This technique has since been used in many movies and video games including Max Payne, Metal Gear Solid 2, and Charlie's Angels to name a few examples.