Summer Heat in Extreme Slow Motion in '8 Hours in Brooklyn'

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

The team at Next Level Pictures took a Phantom Flex camera out for a Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn, and proved that summer in the city looks even hotter at 1,000+ frames per second. Most extreme slow motion footage is limited to a controlled studio environment, but this video turns that convention on its head with its handheld, documentary approach. Director and cinematographer Jonathan Bregel described the process on their blog

"The idea behind this video was to document whatever sort of culture we could find within an 8 hour span with literally no pre-production. I have honestly seen too many slow-motion explosions, face slaps, and popping water baloons, that I thought capturing real culture, and real emotion would be a cool change of pace. My goal was to successfully pull of a few of these shots with a small crew in order to be able to pitch the Phantom Flex for a lot of the documentary work we shoot/produce. A big misconception is that you need a massive crew and massive lights in order to use this camera ... false. However, you do need to know how to use natural daylight to your advantage along with having a kick-ass core crew to support you."

For more videos from Next Level Pictures, see http://www.nextlevelpictures.com/

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http://www.theatlantic.com/video/archive/2011/08/summer-heat-in-extreme-slow-motion-in-8-hours-in-brooklyn/243576/