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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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!)
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?”