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March 27, 2012 10:11 AM   Subscribe

Ballet dancers of the Staatsballett Berlin at 1000 FPS, to the sound of Radiohead. Also: TimeTwist

Via. YouTube mirror of the original video.
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul (13 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Not available in Germany.

Not available in Germany.

The irony. It hurts.
posted by tempythethird at 10:22 AM on March 27, 2012 [7 favorites]


What's with the extra beat? That's not the "Everything in its right place" I know.
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike at 10:46 AM on March 27, 2012


Absolutely beautiful, thank you. The first one, that is. The second video is one of the more disturbing things I have ever seen.

Kind of unexpectedly, we've gone from being a family with a son who dances a bit and we think he's quite good but hey we're his parents, what do we know, to being a family with a son who has been headhunted to join a ballet company's academy and is, with luck and hard work, looking at a professional career as a ballet dancer.

I'm trying to learn a lot about something that I started off knowing very little about, but I can watch this and forget about the technical aspects and absolutely understand why he loves every moment he is dancing - that grace, and beauty, and control.
posted by reynir at 10:48 AM on March 27, 2012 [3 favorites]


That's great! 1000 fps, wow.
posted by Mister_A at 11:08 AM on March 27, 2012


I was expecting to see ballerinas shot from a cannon at 1000 feet per second, so a little disappointed over here.
posted by Outlawyr at 11:09 AM on March 27, 2012 [6 favorites]


to the sound of Radiohead

Whoa, thanks for the heads up, I almost clicked.
posted by falameufilho at 11:30 AM on March 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


I like that first video.

Also, you can find stuff similar to the second link by searching for "slitscan". This one is really good. This one is also good.
posted by codacorolla at 11:33 AM on March 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Philosopher Dirtbike: What's with the extra beat? That's not the "Everything in its right place" I know.

Radiohead - Everything In Its Right Place (Gigamesh DiscoTech Remix) [full 4:32 track]
posted by filthy light thief at 11:36 AM on March 27, 2012


How the hell can two people be so ridiculously synchronized such that their motions mirror at 1000 fps?
posted by shakespeherian at 11:37 AM on March 27, 2012


codacorolla: you can find stuff similar to the second link by searching for "slitscan"

SlitScan previously, and more weird photography tricks and tweaks from professor Andrew Davidhazy (MeFi self-link).
posted by filthy light thief at 11:44 AM on March 27, 2012


Thank you. It's gorgeous, and I can't, of course, help but recall the 1996 Jonathan Glazer-directed video for Street Spirit which performed similar experiments with slow motion and dance.
posted by jokeefe at 12:34 PM on March 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


Related: Carla Heiney and Nick Williams perform lindy hop spins and aerials in slow motion for the Discovery Channel.
posted by ChuraChura at 3:09 PM on March 27, 2012


Whoa, thanks for the heads up, I almost clicked.

This is not the Internet of a few years ago. Sound can be muted. Quite easily too.
posted by juiceCake at 6:27 PM on March 27, 2012


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