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Kobe Bryant Tribute Film and Photo Series

‘Mamba Mentality’ Photos and Film Feature 10 Rare Kobe Bryant Shoes

Honoring one of the greatest to ever play the game, this video and photo series features ten rare Kobe Bryant Nike shoes. Rather than rely on computer graphics, we chose to shoot the entire project practically by creating hundreds of individual colored Nike Swoosh plexiglass cutouts. Mamba Mentality is visualized as each shoe conquers the chaos of everything that comes its way.

‘Impact’: A Vertical Video of a 30m Cliff Dive in 4K and 1,000FPS

Shooting vertical video, the use of portrait orientation rather than landscape, is considered by many to be one of the scourges of the Web introduced by smartphone cameras. Google's camera app even warns you when you're in vertical orientation.

Director Jean-Charles Granjon recently decided to try his hand at turning vertical video from an annoyance into a cinematic experience. His short film above, titled Impact, embraces the orientation in order to capture the "mental journey" of a high diver jumping off a cliff.

Filmmaker Takes $235K in Phantom Cameras for a Swim to Capture Gorgeous Slow Mo Surfing Footage

If you've ever used an underwater housing, you know what it feels like to dunk your several thousand dollar DSLR underwater for the very first time. You know it's safe, you double checked everything, you probably already tested the seals, but the moment of truth still frays your nerves.

Imagine, then, how filmmaker Chris Bryan felt when he put his $50K Phantom Flex, $45K Phantom Miro M-320S, and $140K Phantom 4K Flex inside his own custom-built underwater housings and took them out into the waves for the first time?

4K RAW at 1000fps: Astounding Test Video Shot with the Phantom Flex4K

Typically, slow motion video translates into lower resolution -- when you're pulling hundreds upon hundreds of frames per second, the size of each of those files is a big limiting factor. Enter the Phantom Flex4K, a camera that debuted last year and can shoot RAW 4K video at a blazing-fast 1000 frames per second for 5 second bursts.

And speaking of 'blazing,' the video above was the first test footage released that showed what this amazing camera could do.