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Slow Motion

Ballout 4

Ballout 4

“He lost his son, so he adopted the streets.” YouTuber DefendTheHouse made a basketball trick shot video in Fallout 4 with the help of the game’s drug Jet, which slows down everything else but the player. Bonus points for the ballin’ backing track, Whispering Through by Asura.

Collapsing Magnets in Slow-Mo

Collapsing Magnets in Slow-Mo

Beyond Slow Motion picked up a stack of colorful Magination magnets, then captured how dropping a single one into the mix causes them all to pull together toward each other. By adding some water and colored powder to the mix, the effect is even more impressive.

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Surfing at 1000 FPS

Surfing at 1000 FPS

Another stellar slow-motion surfing video from Chris Bryan. The veteran filmmaker and photographer used Phantom’s Flex, Miro M320S and 4K Flex cameras with his custom made underwater housings to shoot these awe-inspiring sequences.

Fire Tornado in Slow Motion

Fire Tornado in Slow Motion

The Slow Mo Guys used the tried and tested (but still dangerous) method of creating a fire tornado so that they could capture it up close at 1000fps and 2500fps. They should’ve made a miniature town for it to destroy.

Slow-Mo Water Spirals

Slow-Mo Water Spirals

Gav and Dan of The Slow-Mo Guys take something as simple as a foam ball soaked in water and turn it into a yet another fascinating subject in front of their 1600 fps camera lens. The spiraling water flying off the ball it look like a spinning planet with orbiting rings.

Burning Flash Paper in Slow-Mo

Burning Flash Paper in Slow-Mo

For the first of his new Tidbits of Awesome series, Darren Dyk of Beyond Slow Motion slows down what normally happens in a blink of an eye, and puts us up close and personal with the magical substance that is flash paper.

Jelly Tennis

Jelly Tennis

Some Redditors asked The Slow Mo Guys to replicate a Jell-O advertisement where a blob of gelatin is sliced into many pieces by a tennis racket. The ad may have been altered, but the concept is sound. Jelly worms confirmed.

Inferno

Inferno

Director of Photography Mitch Martinez shows off his custom made bullet-time rig with the help of fire breathers Mike Icon and Terry Lee Fields II. Mitch’s rig uses 50 Canon DSLRs, though he sometimes swaps one of them with a Red Epic for slow-motion shots.

5k iMac vs 90mm Cannon

5k iMac vs 90mm Cannon

It pained us to watch the wanton destruction of expensive hardware, but FullMag’s epic slow-motion footage of the cannon firing at this pricey iMac made us feel better – just a little. Though next time, send us the new computer, and we’ll send you an old one to blow up.

The Extreme Minuet

The Extreme Minuet

We can only imagine how many attempts it took to get this right, as a line of 43 people tossed coins into liquid-filled beakers to play back a passage from one of Mozart’s minuets. Though you can only hear the notes when played back in slow motion.

Tased in Slow-Motion

Tased in Slow-Motion

The Slow-Mo Guys have subjected themselves to all manner of torture so we could see it in excruciating detail. But when it came to being shot with a high-voltage weapon at Taser HQ, they left that to another human guinea pig.

Instant Contact Explosions

Instant Contact Explosions

The Royal Institution demonstrates a substance known as nitrogen triiodide, which is so highly unstable that merely touching it makes it explode. We’re not sure how they even managed to handle it to set up the experiment.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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