Posts Tagged ‘backwards’

This ‘Forwards’ Video is Actually ‘Backwards’

This isn’t related to still photography, but we occasionally share some creative ideas from the world of video. The short film above by Eran Amir is titled “This Video is in Reverse.” It may look relatively straightforward at first glance, but get this: everything you see was captured in a single take and then played backwards.
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Backwards Footage of Steel Wool Spinning is a Treat for the Eyes

Spinning some burning steel wool around on the end of a rope is popular as a way to create dazzling long exposure photographs. It can also be used for dazzling video as well.

Photographer Richie Johnston created the video above by capturing a woman spinning steel wool in a forest and then reversing the footage. It’s titled “Ignition Sequences.”
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‘Dreamwalking Barcelona’ Goes Forward in Reverse with Artful Precision

Created by Brandon Li, Dreamwalking Barcelona is a beautifully shot video that takes us on the strange, backward journey of a young woman in Spain. As she walks forward through the world, the rest of the world moves backwards around her. Read more…

Trippy: Video of a Man Walking Backwards Through Tokyo Played in Reverse

When you first play the clip above, you might wonder why this guy is the only one walking normally in a world of backwards walking people and backwards driving cars… and then it hits you: he’s the one walking backwards, and the video is being played in reverse. Read more…

Revisiting Pharcyde’s ‘Drop’ Backwards Music Video

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Yesterday we shared an amazing time-lapse music video spanning 24-hours on a Parisian rooftop.  While the video did, in fact, make my jaw “drop” (there’s a pun coming), it got me thinking about one of the most amazing music videos I’ve ever seen: “Drop” by The Pharcyde.
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Creative Backwards Tour of a High School Campus in Taiwan

If you enjoyed that backwards stroll through Jerusalem we shared a few days ago, you’ve got to check out this backwards video created by high school students in Taiwan. It’s a four minute stroll through the school grounds at the National Miaoli Senior High School, with students doing all kinds of things that look awesome when reversed.


Thanks for sending in the tip, Wai!

A Mind-Bending Reversed Stroll Through Downtown Jerusalem, Shot In One Take

Messe Kopp sent us this awesome and mind-bending video he shot on the streets of Downtown Jerusalem. It it’s a backward-is-forward video that shows a man getting up from bed and taking a stroll down a city street, interacting with various people and objects along the way. The entire 2.5-minute video was shot in a single take.
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Creative: Fireworks Look So Much Cooler in Reverse

Here’s a dash of creativity to get your brain juices going today: Melbourne, Australia-based aspiring filmmaker Julian Tay recorded footage of the fireworks display his city put on a couple of nights ago, and then decided to experiment with the video. He writes,

Was curious to see what fireworks would look like if I played it backwards. Turns out, it looks pretty awesome. Playing it in reverse gives it that cool slow-mo feel which is strangely soothing and tranquil. Totally opposite of the true nature of fireworks.

We agree, Julian — that does look pretty awesome!

The Streets of San Francisco in Reverse

Life Backwards is a beautiful short by Ryan Jay and Alexander Shahmiri showing life on the streets of San Francisco moving in reverse.

(via Laughing Squid)

A Creative “Backward World” Love Story Shot With the iPhone 4

SYNC is a creative short film that tells a love story with a “backward world” twist. It was filmed an original iPhone 4 (not the 4S), a Steadicam Smoothee, and a crew of 4 people.