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Have You Seen This? This video is not in slow motion
A slow motion video that is actually real-time footage is both impressive and oddly soothing. - photo by Martha Ostergar
THE SET The invention and use of slow motion has been around almost as long as the invention of film itself, and its now a well-used technique that we hardly even notice any more.

If youre Michael Bay or John Woo, you use it liberally in action films to show us just how impressive a character is as he or she walks slowly away from a massive explosion without looking back. If youre Wes Anderson, you use it to assemble a rag tag group of determined characters as they move toward the camera. And if youre a directing a period piece, you use it with high-drama music as someone runs down a hall with a tail coat or cape flailing behind them, rushing to save the sick or dying.

But if youre YouTube user Eran Amir, you dont use slow motion at all you just look like you do.

In this video called "Fast Slow Motion," it looks like Amir has made a slow motion, chain reaction video like so many others that haunt the internet. Instead, Amir has specialized his props and movements to achieve the slow-mo effect. He basically made a stop-motion film of himself in real time, which takes an impressive amount of planning and discipline.

That, in and of itself, is worth the watch, but as a special bonus, the music paired with the video makes for an oddly soothing experience. Personally, I found myself relaxing into the sights and sounds with a meditative ease, which means I ended up watching the video several times, of course.

Fast Slow Motion is part of a trilogy of videos Amir made recently, and all the films are worth a watch. Check out "This Video Is in Reverse" and "Black & White (In Colour)" to complete the journey.
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