Slow-motion footage is cool. Camera copter footage is cool. Fireworks are cool. So what happens when you mash all of them together into one video? No worries, your head won’t explode (mostly because the GoPro this was probably filmed on doesn’t do so hot in super low light) but the resulting video is a mesmerizing two and a half minute experience. Read more…
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Captivating TED Talk on the Unseen Worlds that Time-Lapse, Microscopic Imagery and Slow Motion Reveal
The intersection of Science, Technology and Art, at least according to renowned filmmaker and time-lapse photographer Louie Schwartzberg, is curiosity and wonder. And in the TED talk above, he makes the case for how few things pique that curiosity and inspire that wonder like the “hidden miracles of the natural world” that time-lapse, slow motion and microscopic imagery reveal. Read more…
Thanks to The Slow Mo Guys, we get to start off the weekend with something cool, albeit not all that related to photography per se (if you want that, check out this in-depth star photography tutorial we published just a couple of posts back).
What the Phantom Flex-toting duo decided to film this week was slow motion footage of 150 mousetraps going off in a chain reaction, just like you used to see in the cartoons. After meticulously (and nervously) setting up all of the traps, Dan bites the bullet and slams his hands down on the table. What lasted about a second turns into a minute of mesmerizingly painful footage.
Enjoy, and don’t try this at home… or at the very least don’t blame us if you do.
Let’s start out Sunday slow…. like reaaaaaaaaaallly slow… 10 million fps slow. As the saying goes: everything looks cool in slow motion; but this video of a ball hitting and breaking a pane of glass is doubly cool because it almost looks like a cinemagraph. Read more…
When the D4s was announced, it was mentioned that the camera could shoot slightly faster than its predecessor. But that extra one frame per second isn’t the only change Nikon made to the D4’s shutter mechanism. The D4s also features a new mirror balancer and damping mechanism that reduces bounce when the camera is firing away at 11 fps.
That feature is demonstrated in the video above, which was put together by Nikon Europe using the Nikon 1 V2. With the V2, they were able to capture 1200fps video of the D4 and D4s shooting at full speed, and then place those videos side by side so you can see how much more stable the D4s mechanism is.
The MōVI freefly systems are very expensive, there’s no denying that. But when you see this behind the scenes video and the footage that the Red Bull Media House was able to capture with it while the camera man launched off massive jumps and flew through the air on skis, you’ll never wonder whether or not it’s worth it again. Read more…
When we shared photographer Adam Magyar’s talk in which he describes the techniques he used to capture the mesmerizing photos and footage in his portfolio, he said ‘everything looks cool in slow-motion.’ And even though he’s probably right, we would add an Orwellian addendum to that statement: ‘but some things look cooler than others.’
It’s only January 11th, and we’ve already found a piece of slow-motion cinematography that might just remain our favorite of 2014. Created as a commercial for Schwartz Flavour Shots, this slow-motion video dubbed “The Sound of Taste” is a beautiful combination of cinematography and pyrotechnics that creates what filmmaker Chris Cairns calls “an audiovisual feast.” Read more…
Okay, this video doesn’t necessarily have much to do with photography, but we could think of no better way to wake you up on a Monday morning than by sharing this gorgeous footage of creamer being poured into a cup of coffee at 2,000 frames per second.
Just think of it as 2,000 captivating photos taken every second, from the moment the first droplet of creamer canon-balls into the cup, to the final moments of the video when the creamer is swirling and combining with the coffee in a tumultuous froth of white-on-black.
If you don’t want a cup of coffee after this, we’ll be shocked… I don’t even drink coffee and I kind of want some.