Posts tagged 'Slow Motion'

Tokyo Slo-Mode

I’ve always wanted to travel to Japan. From my perspective as a westerner it seems as if going there would the closest I could get to visiting another planet without first having to leave this one. I can remember being in middle school during the early 90s and setting an alarm on Friday night so I wouldn’t forget to wake up and watch the Saturday Anime block on the Sci Fi network. Those mornings were formative for me: I’d be up before the sun, slack-jawed-and-in-awe in front of the tee-vee as my brain booted itself into consciousness on such audio/visual feasts as Record of the Lodoss War, Akira, Ghost in the Shell and Vampire Hunter D.

“Where did this come from? Who made this?”

The attached film by Alex Lee starts to answer those questions by stringing together a succession of fleeting moments that provide insight into this unique, vibrant place. The speed of the film will quickly shift from fast to slow and back again, pulling your focus into attention on a face, a movement or a landscape for a quick instant before moving on to find another, driving home the point that there’s plenty more to see. Alex’s choice for a backing track couldn’t have been more perfect; what better way to evoke another world then a collaboration between Flying Lotus and Thom Yorke?

This one’s a winner so gratitude is due to Aubrey for sending this one our way: it was a treat…thanks, Aubrey!


High Hopes

Absolutely loving this abstract, monochromatic, slow motion, abstract and positively gooey music video that Romain Glé and Thomas Séon turned out for Team Ghost. We love how the visuals slowly evolve in complexity right along with the steady progressing intensity of the tune. Our only gripe? Don’t worry, it’s a small one: no HD. This kind of stuff begs to be seen big and sharp with the volume cranked.

[ Team Ghost - High Hopes ]

Good Vibrations

Experience the world of various vibrations we hear and see every day, only slowed down 1000 times. This short but sweet video was created by the crew at Fluke Technologies. I’m assuming this was done for promotional purposes, but I’ll be damned if I can figure out what these guys are trying to sell. Calibration and testing products? It’s all greek to me, but if they’re cool enough to spread trippy vibes via the interwebs, then I’m a fan!

My favorite part is the cymbal, btw :)

[ Vibrations via BuzzFeed ]


Love this surfing video by filmmaker Iker Elorrieta. Elorrieta filmed at night off the Canary Islands of Spain, then edited (adding stars and moon, effects) to create a beautiful short piece. I hope he tries his hand at a longer feature soon.

[ Nightsurf via BuzzBrewery ]


“Time to light the fires; build ideas inside our homes. From up upon the rooftops we’ll see the people stirring. Time to understand your place in trees and buildings, well the time to dream is almost over, over…”

One of prize stallions in Ghost Robot‘s stable of talent, Ben Dickinson, directed this video for NewVillager, a bi-coastal art collective that creates rad stuff in lots of different mediums. This music video is a prime example of what they’re up: it combines unique costume design (all household items!), dance, performance, music and film-making into a big ball of creative expression. Their album should be out any day now and, from what I’ve been reading, it seems like their live shows are not to be missed. In other words, they’re fascinating folks we’ll be keeping our eye on.

A big thanks goes to Britlee for sending this video in – CHEERS!

[ NewVillager - LightHouse ]

The Art of Flight

One of the things I love almost as much as snowboarding itself is high-speed, HD camera footage of people boarding gorgeous back country trails. This trailer for The Art of Flight, set to be released this Fall, combines just the right shots with a well-suited soundtrack by Anthony Gonzalez of the electronic group M83 and Curt Morgan of Brain Farm, the production company behind the film. Even if you don’t board, I think you can certainly appreciate the stylish, trippy nature of this trailer.

[ The Art of Flight ]

Locked in a Vegas Hotel Room with a Phantom Flex

“I was working a gig in Vegas with a brand new Phantom Flex high speed digital cinema camera. I had to try it out. In fact, I never did go to bed that night. I opened up a wormhole shooting at 2,564 frames per second.”

A big thanks goes to Jess for sending in this high speed delight from Tom Guilmette. If you want to download some clips in full 1080p head over here and snag the torrent at the bottom of the page (right above the comments).

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[ Locked in a Vegas Hotel Room with a Phantom Flex via Gizmodo > Engadget ]

Match & Flame

Bizarre, alien and just plain weird.  Just think, this happens every time you strike a match.  Existence takes on a whole new dimension of wonder when seen from the perspective of 2000 frames-per-second macro-vision. Thanks, UltraSlo!

My only complaint is that there’s no soundtrack, I feel like the right tune could take this video to a whole new level of great. Anyone out there got any ideas?  If so, rip the video, put it to a tune you think appropriate, post it to the ‘Tubes or Vimeo (making sure, of course, to give full credit to UltraSlo for the original source material), and send us the link to where we can see it. I’ll feature the best one, right here on the site, and serve up some linkage of your choosing. The deadline for submissions is 12am ET this coming Monday the 24th (that means late Sunday night). You dig?

[ Match and flame in Extreme Close Up UltraSlo ]


Hey! Look! It’s high-speed footage of floating paint! You’re welcome. :)

Directed by Johann Coors and Siggi Kuckstein; editing and compositing by MIchael Koch and Michael Lüben; top-flight music and sound design by Kian Djialili. Sehr gut, meine Freunde!

[ floating ]

Coalescence Cascade

Behold! The coalescence cascade! (That would make a great band name, btw.)

[ Waterdrop shot in 10000 frames a second via Gizmodo ]

Sturnus Vulgaris

”...eating, bathing and fighting- all in a day’s work for a Starling!”

Soundtrack: Corazon de Melon by Perez Prado and Rosemary Clooney


Nuit Blanche

For lovers of film noir, slow motion, car crashes, and romance.

[ Nuit Blanche via StumbleUpon ]

The Eurasian Eagle-owl

The Eurasian Eagle Owl is the second largest owl (only slightly smaller than Blakiston’s Fish Owl) but is easily the most powerful: in addition to it’s normal diet of small mammals it can even take down foxes and deer if it can catch them by surprise. Whoa.  Read more about the Eurasian Eagle-owl on it’s wikipedia page.

[ Photron SA2 Camera - Eagle Owl in Flight ]

Winch Madness

This video is a year old but I don’t kurr none!  Why? If you’ve already watched it then it’s definitely worth seeing again and, if you haven’t? You’re in for a treat.  Cheers to pixelworkers for shooting/producing/editing this gem and Justice for the soundtrack.

[ Winch Madness ]

Two-and-a-half thousand frames per second

Check out this gorgeous slow-motion high-definition footage David Coiffier took of a rugby match – with fire-breather! – (0:50) a liquid filled koosh (1:50) and a jello cube (2:00-end).  All the video was captured at 1000 fps except for the last shot (the jello cube) which was taken at 2,500 fps. Gorgeous stuff.

[ SprintCam v3 NAB 2009 showreel ]

I bet that was pretty exhilarating

Just gorgeous.

[ BBCHD: Super Slo-mo Surfer! ]