The Art of Slow Motion

I firmly believe that the world looks better when showcased in slow-motion and set to music. Everything from mundane activities such as smashing a camera or popping a balloon looks like poetry in motion. Why do you think replays of sports looks so good. If some people had their way, all videos would exist in solely slow-motion. I may not totally agree, but I cannot deny how great it looks.

From something as simple as 60fps on a 5D, all the way up to the Phantomflex 4K which shoots at 1000fps, you can get a sense of the fast paced world, slowed down. Films also utilize these techniques to help serve the story. Julian Palmer from the Discarded Image, created a video essay that highlights the Art of Slow Motion.

It showcases how the emotions of the viewer can be altered depending on the use of slow motion. The great Martin Scorsese is clearly a big fan of using slow motion, as is Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, & Oliver Stone to name a few.

I've even thrown a few examples below for those that just want to watch some fun slow motion videos. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the world in its slow-motion beauty.