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Fire Breathing in Bullet Time

This is straight fire! Freelance DOP Mitch Martinez rigs up an array of 48-DSLR camera around two performers as they go about the dangerous art of fire breathing. The bullet-time results are spectacular, check it out below — be sure to watch it in 1080P.

[via Digg]

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Gallagher Smash!

American comedian Gallagher has a penchant for glitter and destruction. Shot on a Phantom Miro and set to the tune of Bijoux by Caribou, the super slow-motion video shows Gallagher doing what he does (second) best — smashing watermelons with his trademark wooden mallet, the Sledge-O-Matic. Beware though, seeing a topless 66-year-old wielding a fiery mallet cannot be easily unseen.

The video was shot by the creatives at Fiction.

[via Gizmodo]

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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]

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Phantom Cocktails

There’s no slow motion like phantom slow motion. You may recall the fun night that Tom Guilmette had with his Phantom Flex camera in a hotel room. This time, film maker Ty Migota uses a similar camera to capture various drinks and cocktails being destroyed. The majority of the shots were filmed at 5,000 frames per second, except for the martini shots, which were done at 8,900 fps. The clip is set to “Here’s a Little Something for Ya” by the Beastie Boys.

[via Laughing Squid]

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Slow Motion Surfing

Recently we showed you Tom Guilmette’s fun experiments with the Phantom range of high speed cameras. Keeping with the theme that everything looks better in slow motion, former bodyboarder Chris Bryan, captures the art of surfing at 1050 frames per second. The surf filmmaker travels to exotic locations and uses the Phantom cameras and a custom housing (the whole setup is reportedly worth USD 300,000!) to catch the wave riding action from some very creative angles. Have a look at his slow-motion show reel below, be warned though, it gets a tad NSFW at the 11-minute mark (spoiler: (_)(_)).

[via Kottke]

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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.

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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]

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Snow Motion: Dachshund Puppy Plays In The Snow

OMG, this is adorable. Meet Iso, the Dachshund puppy who likes nothing better than a roll around in the snow. It’s such a cute video shot in slow motion to the tune “Endless Song of Happiness” by singer-songwriter Yael Naim.

There is more slo-mo Iso goodness after the jump, where he plays fetch and takes a bath.

[via The Daily What]

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Lighting a Match in Slow Motion

This clip is filmed at 2000 frames a second and shows an up-close, slo-mo view of a match being lit. The match head takes two minutes to fully ignite, check it out below.

I wonder what would happen if a million match heads were lit up? The Mythbusters have been there, exploded that. It was part of their YouTube special in 2009. You can find that video after the jump.

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Tempus II

Tempus II is directed and produced by Philip Heron and James Adair and could also be known as “Stuff Being Destroyed in Super Slow Motion”. Sit back, relax, and enjoy six minutes of up close, slo-mo destruction.

[via The Awesomer]