Saturday, September 29, 2012

Playing with yet another camera.

Have you ever seen The Slo Mo Guys?  They did some of the slow motion action on the Sherlock Holmes movie, and have a YouTube channel where they do various weird things and film it at various slow motion speeds.  If you’ve never seen them, I would suggest watching this one of theirs, it’s the first one I saw and gives you a good overview of what they do.

When I went to talk to one of our science teachers after school and found some students doing experiments with the slow motion camera she bought with some grant money, I just had to join in.  My tech students and I borrowed it one day, and then she actually let me take it home for the weekend.

So, after I painted the car, I went out for a walk to see what I could get.  Here’s some of the videos I filmed.

Look at the car’s signal light.
Is the twirling thing too much?

4 comments:

laura.forestdreams:) said...

the slo-mo bird is awesome!!!! very cool...i especially like the 2nd one where he's flying over people, going unnoticed...and then landing by the crowd of assorted birds!!

if cars had slower blinking lights like that, i wonder if it would be less agitating, cutting down on road rage...

really cool...would be fun to try out a camera like that! the stop and slow motion in the new sherlock holmes movie was incredible!

Lisa Shafer said...

Wow. The seagull ones, especially with your choice of background music, make the birds seem so nobel -- even though they're trash birds flying around by the garbage cans. Now, the geese in the second one -- all marching in lockstep like that. *shudders* They're like some Nazi-zombie geese moving toward an innocent victim. Scary.
I couldn't even see the blinker going in #3. Sorry. The fountain was cool, but the song was awful, so I had to stop half-way through.

Max Sartin said...

That's what I get for using the stock music on YouTube, every time I use my own music they tell me I'm breaking copyright laws. I didn't even realize it had lyrics to it, thought it was all instrumental. But the good thing about using stock YouTube music, it's real easy to change.

Lisa Shafer said...

Try this site:
http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/