Capn Design

Fast Motion in Slow Motion

Graeme Taylor captures the world using a high-speed video camera on a fast-moving train. The results are really striking. It reminds of my favorite scene from Megamind where Metro Man moves so fast through the city that time seemingly stops. For this ability alone, I would seriously consider lightning speed as my super power.

Graeme explains his own super power:

In all my slow-motion work so far, I’ve used a static camera to capture a high-speed event. But, I wondered, what would happen if the camera was the fast-moving object? For instance, if you use a 210fps camera at 35mph, on playback at 30fps it’ll seem to the observer that they’re moving at walking pace- but everything observed will be operating at 1/7th speed.


Ok, so now what if you took a camera on the opposite side of the platform and filmed the train whizzing through the station at 30fps or so and then play it back at 40 or 50fps to create a blur effect. Include about 10 seconds after the train has passed to show the people hustling and bustling. Then splice in the High Speed at it's 210fps. Might create some Motion Sickness without even moving! Let me know if you ever do that. Would love to see the effect.

That's awesome - what camera did you use to get the 210fps?

I need to change the way I see things or think about them. And I ain't got a lot of time left.

Wonderfull idea & work!

amazing.. inspirational. you have a massive fan right here.

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