Slow motion, liquid nitrogen, high speed cameras and guns? How does that not produce something worth watching?
Everyone loves slow motion video right?
The guys at VIA Films set up to shoot some stock videos for Shutterstock and what they produced is breathtaking.
They dip flowers into liquid nitrogen and “freeze burn” them so they look like regular flowers (only highly brittle.) Then they took a .22 rifle and shot the flowers and captured the devestation with a high speed video camera.
Click here to view the final stock images to see what amazing work they did.
Additionally, they have posted a behind the scenes video that shows you their setup and how they were able to achieve the final shots.
Daniel Hurst Captures Flowers Slow Motion Exploding Flowers
Daniel and his team pulled out all of the stops — including using a .22-caliber rifle to blast the flowers after freezing them in liquid nitrogen — to create a stunning series of clips that we're thrilled to have in the collection.
Shutterstock contributor Daniel Hurst has been known to spend serious amounts of time experimenting with high-speed cameras. When he told us he wanted to capture flowers “exploding in slow motion at high frame rates,” we quickly made plans to document the project — which included using a 22 caliber rifle to blast the flowers after freezing them in liquid nitrogen.
Music by Approaching Nirvana: shutterstock.com/music/track/Final-Master-May-12/14405
Check out more amazing clips created for this unique project at Shutterstock: Daniel Hurst Captures Flowers Exploding in Slow Motion
(cover photo credit: snap from Shutterstock)