We all love slow motion shots, don’t we? This is one of those great filmmaking assets that make hundreds, if not thousands, filmmakers and enthusiasts, so passionate about it. But, the real magic happens when one manages to do the impossible by taking the art form to a whole new level utilizing slow motion to achieve a surreal subconscious imagery that could leave everyone else breathless.
That is the point where real talent breaks through, all conventional filmmaking techniques are abandoned, and one’s creativity kicks into high gear and takes over. This what I thought, at least, when I saw the following music video last night. And, don’t ask me whether I liked more the music or the imagery.
Just for the record, a 5 seconds piece of footage captured on a Phantom Flex 4K at 1000 fps comforted to 24 fps turns into 3 minutes and a half music video. The French filmmaker Guillaume Panariello did the shortest shoot ever using the Phantom Flex 4K snapping 1000 frames per second. The video does contain some computer generated special effects, but most of what you see is an actual single-take slow-motion video. If you want to see more cool slow motion goodness from the Phantom Flex 4K head over to this article, we did a while back.
Panariello managed to pull the shot off in a single take from the backseat of a car moving along an 80-meter stretch of road near an industrial area in France. The car was driven across the scene at 50km/h (~31mph), none of the 80 extras nor the cat were harmed during the shoot.
The song is “Unconditional Rebel” by Siska, and this is one the music videos that will keep the record for the shortest shooting ever done for a long, long time.
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