I’ll never forget the first time I saw someone shoot a bullet at 1,000 frames per second or break a water balloon on some poor guy’s face in super slow mo. Slow motion has been around since I was a kid, I can’t remember a time without a slow mo replay on all of my favorite NFL moments. Its only recently, with the explosion of the internet, that we have seen total proliferation of slow motion video. I couldn’t be bothered to watch another balloon explode in slow motion, and as cool as a dog drinking in slow motion is, if you’ve seen it once you’ve seen it a million times. Luckily, the internet is to our rescue! Video makers are becoming more and more creative with this medium; just look at this UFC guy roundhouse kick eggs in the face!(they should have drawn faces on the eggs… just saying).
I have collected some of my favorite slow motion videos from around the web. I’m sure there are some phenomenal ones that I may have missed, but that’s where you come in. If you know of some great ones, leave them in the comments.
I found that all of my favorite slow motion videos fall into 2 categories: “WOAH!” and “BHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!”
These are in no particular order. In my opinion, they are all awesome.
The Black Mamba takes flight sorry New Jersey Fans. Kardashian fans, you’ll like this one because it stars your old friend Kris Humphries.
National Geographic sets out to capture the natural beauty of the world’s fastest land animal. So mesmerizing.
Cheetahs on the Edge–Director’s Cutfrom Gregory Wilson on Vimeo.
This one has been around for a while, and if you like little fuzzy seals, you may want to skip this one, but the rest of us wait the whole year for shark week and this is why.
Let’s hit the abstract. Im not really sure exactly what’s going on here, but I know that I couldn’t look away. If you have fast internet and a good monitor, watch this one at the highest quality, its worth it.
Alright, and now for the funny. This one left me just about as happy as could be. Remember this guy?
Gallagher in Slow Motion from FCTN on Vimeo.
Most importantly, no cats were harmed in the filming of this piece.
Last but not least, a brilliant Beer commercial. Count on Australia.
What did I forget?
Is there room for some super slow motion in your next project?