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Slow Motion

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.”

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.

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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.

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.

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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?

Inception Bath Tub

Inception Bath Tub

The Slow Mo Guys emulate the “kick” from Inception where Cobb falls backwards into the bath tub, replicating the effect on a shoestring budget (other than the $150k Phantom camera.)

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Slip n’ Slide Slow Mo

Slip n’ Slide Slow Mo

Some of you are sick of seeing water right now, but Scott Winn and Jay Davis’ video is guaranteed to put you in a good mood. Winn used Phantom, Photron, Red Epic, Canon and GoPro cameras.

Water Condom Head Balloon

Water Condom Head Balloon

The Slow Mo Guys – or at least one of them – have fun with an improvised torture device. We’re not sure when they crossed the line, but we think they’re not out to make slow-mo videos anymore.

Phantom HD x Longboarding

Phantom HD x Longboarding

With a Phantom Gold HD high-speed camera in hand, skatePHX put the camera to good use, capturing 1000fps slow-mo footage of longboarders smashing stuff in the hot desert sun of Arizona.

Gallagher in Slow-Mo

Gallagher in Slow-Mo

Best known for his 1980s act highlighted by the smashing of watermelons, watch as comedian Gallagher is captured doing what he does in slow motion by a Phantom Miro camera. More here.

Slow-Mo Cinnamon Challenge

Slow-Mo Cinnamon Challenge

The Slow Mo Guys attempt to swallow a spoonful of cinnamon. Watch them fail in glorious high definition slow motion. This is without a doubt the best (and nastiest) video they have ever made.

Conan’s Slow-Mo: Volume 3

Conan’s Slow-Mo: Volume 3

We might have missed the first round, but the second and third go-rounds of Conan tribute to the Olympic slow-mo cameras is chockful of amusing shots of stuff captured at thousands of fps.

Cat Flipping in Slow Motion

Cat Flipping in Slow Motion

Smarter Every Day explains the physics behind cats’ famous trick: landing right side up even from an upside down position. Now Destin, explain how your cat is able to make you fetch the ball.

Fire Tennis

Fire Tennis

The Slow Mo Guys take on the challenge “to make tennis more interesting” – by dowsing their tennis balls in gasoline and lighting them on fire. This should be an olympic sport.

Conan’s Slow-Mo Moments

Conan’s Slow-Mo Moments

Inspired by the Olympics, Conan’s production team rented their own super slow-motion camera and recorded some “great moments” – all of which could possibly Olympic events in their own right.

Phantom Shark Attack

Phantom Shark Attack

If you’re ok with never stepping in the ocean again, then please fill your screen with this amazing HD footage of sharks attacking seal decoys caught with a high speed camera. Jeepers creepers indeed.

Boardwalk Empire: Season 3

Boardwalk Empire: Season 3

Nucky’s darkest demons come to the surface in this dramatic slow-mo teaser for the next season of HBO’s awesome prohibition era drama. Don’t watch this if you haven’t seen the end of Season 2.

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