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Slow Motion

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Nitro Circus Live (in Slow Motion)

Nitro Circus Live (in Slow Motion)

Photographer Darren Dyk of Beyond Slow Motion captured the mad skills and extreme stunts of Nitro Circus Live through the lens of his slow-mo camera, letting us see their ramp flips and trick in more detail than ever before.

Crocodiles in Slow-Mo

Crocodiles in Slow-Mo

This video footage from Australia’s Crocosaurus Cove captures the amazing muscular forms of crocodiles jumping from the water to grab treats off a fishing line. Anyone up for a visit to the Cage of Death?

Tattooing in Slow-Motion

Tattooing in Slow-Motion

Slow-motion footage of tattoo artist Gaëtan Le Gargasson aka GueT at work. It’s amazing how much skin and flesh vibrate because of the tattoo machine. The song is a sped-up version of Emmanuel Top’s Industriel.

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Drone Among Fireworks

Drone Among Fireworks

Vimeo contributor Gasper C’s friend flew his DJI Phantom quadcopter through a fireworks display. The result is a sure entrant to our stash of videos to watch when wasted. The song is Sprawl II by Arcade Fire.

Slow-Mo Puddle Splashes

Slow-Mo Puddle Splashes

The Slow Mo Guys got to spend some quality time with Scion Racing driver Ken Gushi to capture the massive splashes from the tires of his Scion FR-S at 2,500 frames per second. Next up: Gav and Dan catch a cold.

Slow-Mo Eggstruction

Slow-Mo Eggstruction

DudePerfect’s new series Bro-Mo is all about guys recording the wanton destruction of stuff in slow-motion. In this episode, they smash, crash and explode hundreds of eggs. Let’s hope they made some omelettes afterwards.

Slow-Mo Airbag Deployment

Slow-Mo Airbag Deployment

The Slow Mo Guys turn their 2,500fps camera lens towards automotive airbags to see how quickly and powerfully they explode to protect drivers. Be sure to stick around for the second explosion for the cooler of the shots.

EMPTY

EMPTY

(Lyrics NSFW) Parkour and freerunning athlete Gaëtan Bouillet collaborated with TocardProd Films to create this captivating short film highlighting the champion’s acrobatic skills. The fast tracking shots are really impressive.

Assault Rifle Slow-Mo

Assault Rifle Slow-Mo

The Slow Mo Guys fired off a fully-automatic assault rifle and captured its action at 18,000 fps, showing off every detail of the firing mechanism grabbing bullets, placing them in the firing chamber, and letting the casings fly.

Slow-Mo Match Burn

Slow-Mo Match Burn

It’s a simple head of a match that’s been set ablaze, but the way it acts when recorded at 4,000 frames-per-second makes it look like the surface of a planet which has spontaneously caught on fire and then collapsed upon itself.

Slow-Mo Melon Fragmentation

Slow-Mo Melon Fragmentation

The Slow Mo Guys start out this video by testing the safety of eye goggles against BBs, but when that doesn’t provide a sufficient spectacle, they quickly move onto an old tactic perfected by Gallagher – destroying a watermelon.

The Sound of Taste

The Sound of Taste

By loading sacks with spices, then firing off pyrotechnics within, filmmaker Chris Cairns, Machine Shots and musician MJ Cole created this visually spectacular promo for Schwartz Flavour Shots. BTS footage here. We need to sneeze now.

Slow Mo Beatboxing

Slow Mo Beatboxing

Smarter Every Day teamed up with the funny and talented DJ Flula to talk about the basics of beatboxing, including the concepts of timbre and overtone. Check out Flula’s channel to see more of his lips in slow motion.

Xing Yi Quan Demonstration

Xing Yi Quan Demonstration

Martial arts Sifu Keith Min of LBP Stunts Chicago demonstrates the Chinese Kung Fu style of Xing Yi Quan to swiftly dispatch five attackers. The technique uses short, aggressive bursts, providing simultaneous attack and defense.

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