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(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?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.