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Slow Motion

Popping Propane Balloons in Slow Mo

Popping Propane Balloons in Slow Mo

The Backyard Scientist celebrates 10 years of dangerous experiments – and perhaps the fact that he’s still in one piece – by recreating his first video, using various methods to make a propane-filled balloon explode.

Dinosaur Extinction in Slow Motion

Dinosaur Extinction in Slow Motion

“What you’re about to see is a 100% accurate depiction of what happened the moment the dinosaurs went extinct.” The Slow Mo Guys and Field Day teamed up to recreate this catastrophic mass extinction in the best way possible.

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Slow-Mo Pistol Shot

Slow-Mo Pistol Shot

While filming the latest episode of Mythbusters, Adam and Jamie’s Phantom high-speed camera grabbed this jaw-dropping footage of a pistol being shot, capturing the bullet-sized explosion at an astounding 73,000 frames per second.

Crazy Faces in Slow Motion

Crazy Faces in Slow Motion

A family barbecue is ruined by an insanely powerful quadcopter. YouTuber ScottDW used a high end sprinkler compressor to warp the actor’s faces to extreme degrees. It actually looks painful.

The Flame Saber (and More)

The Flame Saber (and More)

The Backyard Scientist just got his hands on a shiny new camera that can shoot at 1,000 fps. Here, he shows off three neat experiments captured in slow-mo, including a “sword” that’s made from a stream of flaming butane.

Water Balloon Slow Motion 2

Water Balloon Slow Motion 2

Look away, California. The Slow Mo Guys revisit the bit that made them famous, but this time they put Dan inside the 6ft water balloon. You can skip to 3:30 for the money shot, but you’re going to miss half the fun.

Pooface

Pooface

Saatchi & Saatchi London’s Pampers commercial features slow-motion videos of babies’ faces while pooping, dramatically set to Also sprach Zarathustra. You can tell Polka Dot Onesie here let out a big one.

Tennis Serve in Slow Motion

Tennis Serve in Slow Motion

YouTuber Anatoly Antipin shows us what happens to a tennis ball in a 142mph serve. The ball is hit with such force that it’s flattened like a pancake. Then it wobbles off like jello before returning to its original shape.

Beach Lightning in Slow-Motion

Beach Lightning in Slow-Motion

YouTuber Clint Blevins managed to take an up close and slow-motion shot of a lightning bolt hitting the ocean along a beach. The brunt of the strike looks like a rip in space and time. Skip to 0:10; press 5 to repeat.

Naturally Exploding Plants

Naturally Exploding Plants

The Smithsonian Channel shares this amazing slow-motion footage of violets, touch-me nots and squirting cucumbers (yep, that’s really a thing) as they procreate by exploding, which spreads their seeds all over the place.

Rabbit vs. Avalanche

Rabbit vs. Avalanche

While filming a snowboarder in Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, Helipro saw a rabbit run right into a small avalanche. Don’t worry kids, Helipro says he’s fine. The song is Flanagan and Allen’s Run Rabbit Run.

Pit Bull Wall Climb

Pit Bull Wall Climb

Pit bull trainers Rafael Caraveo Saldivar and Vaders Pits demonstrate the immense pulling power and strength of these impressive dogs as one of their pups lunges with such ferocity that it can run more than 12 feet straight up a wall.

GoPro: Kids Try a Water Blob

GoPro: Kids Try a Water Blob

“Mother, if I don’t make it out of this alive, please, take care of Bobo for me.” GoPro used The Film Jar’s footage of children being launched off of a water blob at a summer camp to make this hilarious compilation.

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Double-Barrel Pistol Slow-Mo

Double-Barrel Pistol Slow-Mo

Weapons expert Jerry Miculek shows off what happens when you simultaneously fire two stainless steel .45 ACP 1911 pistols, each one capable of unloading 10 bullets in under 1.5 seconds in Jerry’s able hands.

Kilian Martin: Searching Sirocco

Kilian Martin: Searching Sirocco

Freestyle skateboarder Kilian Martin teamed up once again with filmmaker Brett Novak to create a transcendent skate video. Watch Martin skate on streets, cliffs and salt flats, to the tune of Patrick Watson’s Good Morning Mr. Wolf.

Slow-Mo Fire Slap (and More)

Slow-Mo Fire Slap (and More)

The guys from Kuma Films got the opportunity to play with BeyondSlowMotion’s Phantom camera for a day. Bask in the warm glow of fire and the shattering of innocent objects in this short compilation of what they captured.

Slow-Mo Cat Duo

Slow-Mo Cat Duo

Like the spectating pug video, there’s not a whole lot to this video of two cats jumping in sync. However, there’s something about the slow-mo, combined with the trippy music that make the whole much greater than the sum of its parts.

Destroying a LEGO Star Destroyer

Destroying a LEGO Star Destroyer

Celebrate Star Wars Day with some Imperial destruction! After spending 16 hours building a massive LEGO Star Destroyer, WIRED did the unthinkable – they smashed it and captured the recording at 1000fps for our enjoyment.

Match Stick Rockets Slow Mo

Match Stick Rockets Slow Mo

The Slow Mo Guys made match rockets and filmed them blasting off at 2,500fps. They should’ve made dozens and launched them all at once. You know whom they should get to drop by their show? The Fastest Man Alive.

Pretty Sweet’s Opening Sequence

Pretty Sweet’s Opening Sequence

(NSFW: Lyrics) The intro to the skateboard movie Pretty Sweet was shot in one take using a camera on a multicopter. The raw footage starts at 3:46 and will give you a better idea of the operator’s skill. The song is California by EMA.

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Shattering a CD in Slow-Mo

Shattering a CD in Slow-Mo

While compact discs are designed to be spun at high speeds, they will catastrophically fail somewhere around 23,000 RPM. The Slow Mo Guys managed to capture the destruction that occurs at an eye-popping 170,000 fps.

Magnetic Putty Devouring Stuff

Magnetic Putty Devouring Stuff

A while back, Joey Shanks shared footage of some magnetic “thinking” putty as it engulfed objects. YouTuber Ian Parks has turned the idea into a bit of an obsession, releasing several videos of the unusual goo engulfing magnetic objects.

St. Martin Landing Slow-Mo

St. Martin Landing Slow-Mo

The international airport in Saint Martin is known for having its runway insanely close to the beach. Here, world traveler Paul Luning captured one of the landings in slow-motion, and it’s visual that’s so unreal that you’d think it was a VFX shot.

Waterballet

Waterballet

Director Kamiel Rongen of Hyde Park created this mindbender of a short film which uses good old fashioned camera tricks to place us in what seems like an alien landscape, but is mostly just pigments being splashed into a round fish bowl.

Ink in Water 4K Slow Mo

Ink in Water 4K Slow Mo

What’s better than slow motion? Slow motion in ultra high definition. For their first 4K video, The Slow Mo Guys injected different colors of ink into water and captured the blooming pigments at 1000fps using the Phantom Flex4K.

5 Seconds in Slow Motion

5 Seconds in Slow Motion

The music video for Siska’s Unconditional Rebel is about 3.5 min long, but all of the action in the background was actually captured in just 5 seconds. La Planète Rouge filmed it at 1000fps to create a “living mural” effect.

DSLR Shutter at 10,000FPS

DSLR Shutter at 10,000FPS

The Slow Mo Guys show us what happens when you press the shutter button of a DSLR camera by capturing the moment at high speed, up to 10,000fps, later explaining the process and drawbacks of a rolling shutter mechanism.

Orange vs. Fireworks in Slow Motion

Orange vs. Fireworks in Slow Motion

The Slow Mo Lab got rid of a couple of rotten oranges by planting fireworks inside them. They used a Phantom camera to film the explosions at 25,000fps and 62,000 fps. We’d love to see high resolution stills of the exploding fruit.

Dogs Swimming Underwater

Dogs Swimming Underwater

Filmmakers John Downer Productions captured this awesome slow-motion underwater footage of dogs swimming, which not only shows how efficient their paddling and diving skills are, but is sure to bring a smile to your face.

Ping Pong Ball Chain Reaction

Ping Pong Ball Chain Reaction

For a New Year’s promotional stunt, Pepsi Max rigged up a roomful of mousetraps, each with a ping pong ball placed atop it. Then, they triggered a single trap to launch just one ball and all hell broke loose. (Thanks Bryan!)

Tiger in Slo-Mo

Tiger in Slo-Mo

A tiger at South Africa’s Glen Afric Country Lodge takes a flying leap to grab its lunch. An impressive and chilling demonstration of this mighty cat’s power and ferocity. The other cat is like “hey, where’s mine?”

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