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Slow Motion

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Crossbow vs. Dr. Pepper

Crossbow vs. Dr. Pepper

Gav of The Slow Mo Guys fires a deadly crossbow through a line of Dr. Pepper 10 bottles for no other reason than for us to enjoy the slow-motion shenanigans of foamy soda spraying everywhere at 2500fps.

Slow Mo Yo-Yo

Slow Mo Yo-Yo

YouTube channel Distort slows down the hands of pro yo-yo player Brian Roberts aka Doctor Popular. They also share yo-yo trivia, at least one of which is wrong: “yo-yo” is not the Filipino term for “come back.” 

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Water Droplets in Slow Motion

Water Droplets in Slow Motion

The Slow Mo Guys present surface tension in action. At 2,500fps playback, you’ll see that a small drop of water actually bounces off of the surface of a larger body of water. Skip to about 1:05 for the replay.

Suede: Hit Me

Suede: Hit Me

The official video for alt-rockers Suede’s latest single features the wanton destruction of countless pieces of art, and the most excitement you’ve ever seen in a museum. Ironically, the video itself is a work of modern art.

Pistol Shrimp Slow Motion

Pistol Shrimp Slow Motion

BBC Earth Unplugged takes a close look at the pistol shrimp. This crustacean can snap its enormous claw at such high speed that it generates a huge burst of sound, heat and pressure, enough to kill small fish.

Budget Bullet Time

Budget Bullet Time

Our pal Mark Rober always wanted to shoot Matrix-style “bullet time” footage, but never had the rig to do it right. But somehow he managed to pull it off with a GoPro Hero3, two flashlights, a wood turntable and a ceiling fan motor.

Showreel: The Marmalade

Showreel: The Marmalade

VFX studio The Marmalade got us salivating while watching this reel of their special ability to capture food and drink in slow motion, primarily captured in-camera, using high-speed photography and custom mechanical rigs.

Slow Motion Shaolin Warriors

Slow Motion Shaolin Warriors

BBC Earth Unplugged takes a look at the animal that we’re most familiar with – humans. They’ve enlisted the help of a group of shaolin warriors to demonstrate some of our advantageous physical characteristics.

Cat vs. Dog in Slow Mo

Cat vs. Dog in Slow Mo

If Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage were reincarnated as a cat and a dog, it might look something his. Good thing their Tested.com team captured the action in 240fps slow motion for the world to enjoy.

Slow-Mo Bridge Demolition

Slow-Mo Bridge Demolition

The old bridge over Lake Marble Falls met its maker as the Texas DOT conducted a controlled demolition of the structure. Photographer Kirk Drummond captured the explosion in glorious 300fps slow-mo with a RED EPIC camera.

Golden Eagle in Slow Motion

Golden Eagle in Slow Motion

BBC’s Earth Unplugged films a golden eagle named Tilly to learn the functions of her various feathers. Worth watching just to see her chilling stare. Now imagine if this video wasn’t staged.

Bill Murray’s Autograph

Bill Murray’s Autograph

When you work with a legend like Bill Murray, it’s only natural that you ask for something to remember it. These filmmakers got more than they asked for when he granted their wish for a slo-mo walk instead of an autograph though.

Goshawk Hunts in Slow Motion

Goshawk Hunts in Slow Motion

BBC’s Earth Unplugged records a Goshawk hunting dummy prey in slow motion, including a defenseless water balloon. Watch and learn why its handler calls it “the cheetah of the sky.”

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Holi

Holi

We’ve seen the Festival of Colors as a fun party. Variable on the other hand presents it as a surreal, transcendent experience, as if the colors were hope, joy and life itself springing forth. Shot on a Phantom Flex at 2560fps.

Bounce Inc.

Bounce Inc.

Maybe it’ll get old some day, but for now, we’re still amazed by the super-slow-mo footage of the Phantom Miro camera, as it captures the gymnastic and athletic skills of Australia’s BOUNCE Free Jumping Revolution Team.

Jurassic Park: The Breakdown

Jurassic Park: The Breakdown

RatedRR merely mentions Jurassic Park as an excuse to blow up a dinosaur with a semi-automatic SPAS-12 shotgun, capturing some truly epic slow-mo footage along the way.

Whistling with Lasers

Whistling with Lasers

By using a Spyder III Krypton green laser beam to light strips of flash paper set into bottles with a small amount of alcohol in them, WorldScott puts on not only a cool, but short pyrotechnics show, but plays a little tune.

The Prince Rupert’s Drop

The Prince Rupert’s Drop

Smarter Every Day talks about the Prince Rupert’s Drop. Made of molten glass that’s been dripped into cold water, its thick end is very durable, but the slightest of cracks on its tail end causes it to explode.

Stupidity in Slow Motion 2

Stupidity in Slow Motion 2

Cross Jackass with Mythbusters and you get the Danish show Dumt & Farligt. Watch the highlights from its second season in slow motion. The song is Young and Dumb by Rangleklods.

Jiggleface

Jiggleface

Cutting room floor footage from Fluke’s slow-mo Vibrations of some dude’s rapidly shaking head captured at 1000 fps. It’s not a pretty sight. Might be better to keep your mouth closed next time.

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Giant Dry Ice Bubbles

Giant Dry Ice Bubbles

Illusionist, tinkerer, and all-around cool guy Brusspup stimulates our eyes and our brains with huge bubbles filled with dry ice vapors and a spectacular fog show when they each explode.

Ultra HD Ink Drops

Ultra HD Ink Drops

Here’s something you won’t learn in school: ink drops plus H2O times full screen divided by 4K resolution equals amazing. Remember that because it will be on the test at the end of the awesomester.

Throwing with the Other Hand

Throwing with the Other Hand

Juan Etchegaray’s masterpiece: a compilation of men hurling rocks using their non-dominant hand. This is the exact opposite of the phrase “poetry in motion.” The song is La noyée by Carla Bruni.

Incendia

Incendia

You want to know just how literal the term “fire breather” is? Watch this video made by Danny Cooke. He recorded fellow filmmaker Elliot Montello spew flames using a Sony FS700 at 480fps.

Helvetic Tricking

Helvetic Tricking

Micha Hurni of Swisstricks shows off his tricking moves in various locations around Switzerland. Filmed at 400fps with a Sony FS700. The song is Seven Lions’ remix of Cosmic Love.

Slow-Mo Paint Explosions

Slow-Mo Paint Explosions

The Slow-Mo Guys combine some gloppy old paint with fireworks and capture the wanton destruction with their 1600fps Phantom Flex camera for nothing more than sheer entertainment value.

Fruit Ninja in Real Life

Fruit Ninja in Real Life

Scott Winn & Jay Davis worked with Halfbrick Studios – creator of Fruit Ninja – to make this awesome slow-motion video depicting the titular character. Props to the star for his swordsmanship.

Flame Throwing Slow-Mo

Flame Throwing Slow-Mo

The Slow Mo guys filled a couple of containers with gasoline, set them on fire and then expelled the flammable liquid, capturing the chaos at 2500 fps. Remember, they do this so you don’t have to.

Conan’s Holiday Slow-Mo

Conan’s Holiday Slow-Mo

Conan O’Brien whips out the super-slow-motion camera once again, dealing out a generous serving of Christmas-themed destruction. Andy Richter’s Flashdance tribute is priceless.

Cheetahs on the Edge

Cheetahs on the Edge

Be mesmerized by the limber and graceful figures of cheetahs, filmed at 1200fps using a Phantom camera. A collaboration between Nat Geo and the Cincinnati Zoo. Directed by Greg Wilson.

Conan’s Super Slo-Mo Outtakes

Conan’s Super Slo-Mo Outtakes

During the Olympics, we got to enjoy a variety of Slow-Mo clips from Conan O’Brien. Here’s some no-less-amusing (and no-less-gross) footage from the cutting-room floor. What the hell did Spidey eat?

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