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Slow Motion

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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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Killer Arcade Kick

Killer Arcade Kick

This short video might just be the most satisfying thing you watch all day – as a Ingun “Kick-Gun” Yoo pulls off a pair of crazy flying kicks, each aimed at a punching bag arcade game. Check out more of Kick-Gun’s impressive legwork here.

Raindrops on Sand Slow-Mo

Raindrops on Sand Slow-Mo

Students from the University of Minnesota captured raindrops hitting sand at various velocities using a high-speed camera. Apparently the craters left behind by the drops are similar to those made by asteroid impacts.

Melting Sponges in Slow Mo

Melting Sponges in Slow Mo

Science nerds Taras (“CrazyRussianHacker“) Kulakov and his brother Dima offer up their own take on the Slow Mo Guys concept, showing off the utter destruction that happens to household sponges when doused with sulfuric acid.

Ghost Peloton

Ghost Peloton

NVA teamed up with the Phoenix Dance Theater to outfit their performers with LED light suits and LED bikes, then captured their movements in multiple exposures and slow motion to create this captivating visual symphony. More here.

L.A. Found

L.A. Found

BeyondSlowMotion’s beautiful camerawork makes freerunner Daniel Illabaca look like he’s truly weightless as he runs, jumps, hurdles and dangles his way through the streets, alleyways and bridges of Los Angeles.

Slow-Motion Memes

Slow-Motion Memes

Gav and Dan (aka The Slow Mo Guys) do their best to replicate some classic Internet memes in the only way they know how – blowing stuff up and making a terrible mess in excruciatingly slow motion. We could watch that table flip all day.

Ferrari California T: The Art of Form

Ferrari California T: The Art of Form

In this kinetic art by artist Fabian Oefner, a Ferrari California T was placed in a wind tunnel. Then various colors of ultraviolet paint were splattered onto the car, with the spectacle shot under UV light.

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10 Great Slow-Motion Scenes

10 Great Slow-Motion Scenes

(NSFW: Language, Gore) CineFix ranks its top 10 movie slow-motion sequences. While you’re bound to disagree with some of the entries, the rankings or both – no Inception! – it’s still an educational run down.

fps1000 High Speed Camera

fps1000 High Speed Camera

A relatively affordable and compact high frame rate camera. The base model’s resolution is 640×480 at 840fps, right up to 16,500fps at 64×64. The premium model takes 2560×2048 video at 75fps, right up to 18,500fps at 64×64.

Anti-Truck Barrier Test

Anti-Truck Barrier Test

The Texas Tribune shares this slow-motion video of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute testing a 24ft. wide steel barrier against a truck going at 50mph. And now let’s spend the day looking at barriers owning trucks.

Tattooing in Slow-Motion 2

Tattooing in Slow-Motion 2

Smarter Every Day went to Timepiece Tattoo Company’s shop to learn about the basics of tattooing. Then at 3:15, there’s slow-motion footage of Tattoos Forever artists using multiple needles at work.

Apis Mellifera: Honey Bee

Apis Mellifera: Honey Bee

Photographer Michael Sutton used high-speed cameras to capture honey bees at work. For some reason he shot the video without using a protective outfit or sunscreen. Perhaps he was empathizing with the hardworking animals.

Adam Magyar: Stainless

Adam Magyar: Stainless

How many people have you crossed paths with? How many sons, mothers, lovers, sociopaths, geniuses, souls and stories? Adam Magyar films packed subway stations with a high speed camera, forcing us to wonder about other people.

Birthday Party

Birthday Party

The Shaffer Boys, the guys behind the bro-tastic Slip N’ Slide video are back with another celebration of suburban bliss, living out their childhood dreams of the perfect backyard birthday party.

Rufus: The Real Hawk-Eye

Rufus: The Real Hawk-Eye

“Hello pigeons. My name is Rufus.” Stella Artois lends a voice to Rufus the hawk, Wimbledon’s official “Bird Scarer.” Rufus has been chasing pigeons away from the All England Club’s grounds for nearly 14 years.

Motorcycle Jumps Airplane

Motorcycle Jumps Airplane

In this insane stunt, motorcycle rider Cody Elkins hit a ramp while pilot Skip Stewart flew his plane directly beneath him. And the guys from Pixelworkers and AeroMedia Group were on hand to capture it all in slow-mo.

Keep Moving

Keep Moving

SEBA Team Russia shows off their slalom rollerblading skills, while Alexander “DoctorFilm” Baskakov and Aero-Photo.RU show off their action filmmaking skills in this short film shot in Moscow. The track is Youth by Daughter.

Slip N’ Slide

Slip N’ Slide

The Shaffer Boys managed to take something as simple as an improvised Slip N’ Slide and turn it into a hilarious short film that for some reason reminds us of an old Saturday Night Live commercial parody. You know the one.

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