Awesomeness Video Clips

Destroying a Tea Party in Super Slow Motion

Using a Phantom Flex camera, film school senior, Zach King brings a catapult to a tea party and shoots the destruction at anywhere between 3,200 to 6,900 frames per second. Watch as delicate tea china, glasses, and eggs are broken in super slow motion.

[via Geekologie]

Arty Awesomeness Photoworthy

Beautiful Liquid Sculptures

If you liked Linden Gledhill’s photos of dancing paint or Heinz Maier’s water droplet art, then you might just enjoy the liquid sculptures of Markus Reugels.

The photographer from Schweinfurt, Germany uses similar high-speed photography techniques to capture water and milk in motion, or at the very moment when the droplets make contact with various surfaces. The very precise, synchronized actions results in extremely beaultiful and colourful splashes. Have a look at some of Reugel’s liquid sculptures after the jump.

Cautionary Tales Science & Technology Video Clips

This is Your Body Attacking Cancer

Cambridge University’s Under the Microscope series takes a close-up look at the world through the lens of a microscope. The latest video shot by PhD student Alex Ritter captures the showdown between a dangerous cancer cell and a Cytotoxic T cell, a special type of white blood cell that is one-tenth the width of a human hair. Its mission in life is to destroy virally infected cells. Professor Gillian Griffiths of Cambridge University explains:

Cells of the immune system protect the body against pathogens. If cells in our bodies are infected by viruses, or become cancerous, then killer cells of the immune system identify and destroy the affected cells. Cytotoxic T cells are very precise and efficient killers. They are able to destroy infected or cancerous cells, without destroying healthy cells surrounding them. The Wellcome Trust funded laboratory of Professor Gillian Griffiths, at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, investigates just how this is accomplished. By understanding how this works, we can develop ways to control killer cells. This will allow us to find ways to improve cancer therapies, and ameliorate autoimmune diseases caused when killer cells run amok and attack healthy cells in our bodies.”

The video is filmed at 92 times faster than real time.

See more Under the Microscope videos on YouTube.

[via io9]

Arty Awesomeness Featured Photoworthy

High Speed Splash Photography by Heinz Maier

We’ve seen some fantastic examples of high speed photography, from beautiful water sculptures to coffee frozen in time, to explosive impacts.

In the spotlight today is German resident, Heinz Maier. The photographer who only started taking photos at the end of 2010 has developed a fondness for macro photography. Using food colouring, guargum and a selection of high speed photo equipment, Maier experiments with water droplets to produce some incredibly beautiful, colourful, and sometimes symmetrical splashes. Have a look at some of them after the jump.

Arty Entertainment Video Clips

Fun Times With Phantom Flex

Life could be far more interesting if it had a slow motion button, don’t you think? After being entertained by ashomsky’s compilation of skateboarding bails and fails shot at 1,000 frames per second, I wanted to see more.

The Phantom Flex is a high-speed camcorder that is able to shoot at 1080p videos at a whopping 2,570 frames per second. Some months back, cinematographer Tom Guilmette happened to find himself in possession of a Phantom Flex, and decided to experiment with it. From the comfort of his hotel room, Guilmette used the camera to film ordinary things such as jumping on a bed, opening and closing a tap, and smashing a light bulb. These may seem like banal tasks but are taken to a whole new level at 2,564 frames per second. Have a look at his slow-motion footage below.

Find two more slow-mo videos after the jump.

Awesomeness Cautionary Tales Mindlessness Video Clips

Slow Motion Skateboarding Fails

Some people succeed at failing and this video from Youtube user ashomsky celebrates those successes.

Shot on a Redlake N3 high speed motion camera at up to 1,000 frames per second, this fail compilation shows skateboarders who perform some wonderful tricks, they just don’t happen to stick the landing all that well.

[via The Awesomer]

Eating and Drinking

Coffee, Frozen in Time

If you liked Shinichi Maruyama’s beautiful water sculptures, you may enjoy a series of photos from Flickr user Egor N. Using high speed photography, Egor captures milk and sugar falling in and out of coffee cups. The series is entitled Coffee Time, let it whet your appetite after the jump.

Arty Awesomeness Featured Inspirational Designs Video Clips

Shinichi Maruyama’s Amazing Water Sculptures

Born in Nagano Japan but working in New York City, photographer Shinchi Maruyama makes art with materials of a transient nature. Using a combination of high-speed strobe light photography and water, Maruyama creates beautiful sculptures that are here one moment and gone the next. The following video shows this spontaneous process.

Maruyama is also famous for his “Kusho”, another series of liquids in motion. For this, he flung a type of calligraphy ink into the air and photographed the abtract forms created. This video is also lacking a soundtrack so feel free to imagine “Intro” by The XX is playing in the background.

And have a look at some of his images after the jump.