Shattering glass is one of the classic subjects to film in slow motion. But with their recent video, Gavin of the Slow Mo Guys takes it to the extreme. He plays “a wine glass’s least favorite sound,” cranks up the volume until the glass shatters, and films it all at the staggering 187,500fps.
This 960fps slow motion footage makes the busy streets of New York look frozen in time
It’s difficult for me to imagine that anything can move slowly on the busy streets of New York. But thanks to his super slo-mo video, filmmaker Glen Vivaris made people and cars appear almost as they’re frozen in time. All it took was a smartphone and an idea, and the result looks like a tense and almost surreal movie scene.
An easy way to shoot “bullet time” without any fancy gear
Shooting “bullet time” usually requires expensive gear. But if you’re on a really low budget, you can fake this effect without spending a dime. All you need is the camera you already have, and a little help from the people you’re filming.
This video shows the impact of frame rate on bottle shots
As a newbie filmmaker, one of the first things you should master is the frame rate. Different frame rates affect your shots, and you should choose it wisely depending on what you want to achieve. In this video, filmmaker Chris Vanderschaaf shows how four different frame rates affect bottle shots. So if you need to shoot some commercial videos, this can be a great visual guideline.
DIY: How to make your own ‘Centriphone’ bullet-time rig
A few weeks ago, we shared a video from professional skier Nicolas Vuignier wherein he used a clever DIY setup to capture bullet-time video using only his iPhone. The resulting footage was both incredibly unique and absolutely mesmerizing.
Today, we get an inside look at how Vuignier created the rig that holds his iPhone in place as he swings it around his head.[Read More…]
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