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Slow Motion Punches to The Face
May 21, 2008 2:19 PM   Subscribe

Slow Motion Punches to The Face
posted by phrontist (50 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's really creepy. Let me be the first:
Metafilter: Sow Motion Punches to the Face
posted by msalt at 2:23 PM on May 21, 2008


Cripes! /Sow/Slow
posted by msalt at 2:24 PM on May 21, 2008


Delivers what it promises.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:27 PM on May 21, 2008


Pretty good FX.
posted by dersins at 2:32 PM on May 21, 2008


but... why?
posted by MeatLightning at 2:37 PM on May 21, 2008


The Full Team Remix is really quite awesome.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 2:43 PM on May 21, 2008


but... why? - THWACK!
posted by CynicalKnight at 2:43 PM on May 21, 2008


This is probably the best page on the entire Internet. There's a few missing people though.
posted by chillmost at 2:48 PM on May 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


the amazing punching machine.
posted by vronsky at 2:50 PM on May 21, 2008


someone best make a sock puppet with that name, and release thy fury.
posted by self at 2:54 PM on May 21, 2008


The Full Team Remix is really quite awesome.

Anyone know what song that is?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:00 PM on May 21, 2008


That is simply mezmorizing. I'm awash with nervous laughter.
posted by Pecinpah at 3:11 PM on May 21, 2008


This..this is exactly what it claimed to be. Huh. There's some feeling of awesome in having something deliver EXACTLY what is promised.

Then again, this feeling of awesome might just come from the fact that I watch several slow motion punches to the face. That kind of ruled.
posted by Stunt at 3:11 PM on May 21, 2008


Awesome.
posted by unsupervised at 3:13 PM on May 21, 2008


Anybody know what the story is behind this? I found no info on the actionfigure.com page
posted by chillmost at 3:13 PM on May 21, 2008


That guy with the glasses and the boxing glove is a dick.
posted by shmegegge at 3:14 PM on May 21, 2008 [3 favorites]


I can watch Vicki over and over and over again.
posted by cazoo at 3:14 PM on May 21, 2008


I liked the part where those people got punched in the f -- THWACK!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:37 PM on May 21, 2008


but... why?

Done with fish.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 3:37 PM on May 21, 2008


Quick Time makes me want to punch someone in the face.
posted by Xoebe at 3:41 PM on May 21, 2008


Anyone know what song that is?

I believe it is "Sweaty" by Muscles.
posted by grouse at 3:42 PM on May 21, 2008


I think the real lesson here is that cascading water droplets really, really fuck your mov compression.
posted by jimmythefish at 3:55 PM on May 21, 2008


I just don't... I mean, wha... this doesn't... but it's...

Do people's faces really deform like that?
posted by uncleozzy at 4:05 PM on May 21, 2008


Well stand here a second and watch this mirror and see.......THWACK!
posted by Brockles at 4:10 PM on May 21, 2008


No one seems to be flinching... What's up with that?
posted by schwa at 4:18 PM on May 21, 2008


No one seems to be flinching... What's up with that?
posted by schwa at 4:19 PM on May 21, 2008


People Getting Punched Right Before Eating.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 4:24 PM on May 21, 2008 [2 favorites]


Boot Sock to the head!
High speed camerawork is always fun to watch, especially when it exposes weird phenomena which isn't apparent to the naked eye. In this case I didn't expect *that* much facial deformation, no matter how momentary it was. Makes me wish Ali/Foreman was captured using high-speed film.
posted by ooga_booga at 4:28 PM on May 21, 2008


From Action Figure's news page:

"Action Figure accomplice and buddy Cory Kilduff, the TX half of the dirty disco/house/electro duo Ocelot took the recently acquired footage of the AF crew punching each other in the face at 1000 frames per second and repurposed it to his remix of the Robyn track 'Be Mine'."
posted by waxpancake at 4:30 PM on May 21, 2008


Makes me wish Ali/Foreman was captured using high-speed film.
This show comes close.
posted by martinX's bellbottoms at 4:46 PM on May 21, 2008


Just adding to the chorus of "OMG THAT IS JUST SO DAMNED COOL."

Also, "Thanks for showing us something that delivered exactly as promised."
posted by WalterMitty at 4:58 PM on May 21, 2008


Could we somehow combine this with the "nerd hipster" thread? Thanks.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 4:59 PM on May 21, 2008


I feel like sending the Action Figures a Thank You card.

I am especially grateful that they provided easily downloadable video files. They now reside in a folder labeled "Happy Time," which I will access whenever my day is not happy enough.

I also enjoyed the "epic" tag, because it reminded me of the Faith No More video that also featured boxing gloves and slow motion.

Having personally delivered and received cheerfully drunken punches to the face amongst guy friends, I am surprised yet glad that there were women willing and curious enough to find out what getting rocked in the snot locker actually feels like. I don't encourage it, but cannot help but approve. Thank you, ladies, it was inspiring.

There are just so many people to thank. I feel like I won an award or something.
posted by krippledkonscious at 5:36 PM on May 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


Dude!

I mean, holy ... Dude!

I'm still having a hard time figuring out what is so catastrophically, outrageously, splendiferously awesome about this. But I'm saving a local copy for posterity.

Thank you.
posted by ZakDaddy at 5:37 PM on May 21, 2008


This thread is worthless without uppercuts.
posted by bwg at 5:44 PM on May 21, 2008


martinX's bellbottoms, I'm not quite sure what you mean - you're linking to this post, which is exactly what I'm referring to in my comment.
posted by ooga_booga at 6:04 PM on May 21, 2008


For anyone who owns the movie Dodgeball, have a look at the special features... there's a great segment on the technique of filming no-flinch shots to the face again, and again, and again. Any flinching totally ruins the humor - tough stuff!

My theory is that occupying the punchee with some distraction task helped them... I wonder how many takes they had in them?
posted by anthill at 6:42 PM on May 21, 2008


Hi, welcome to Action Figure!

We're thrilled to have you working here with us, and we'd love to get you started right away!

First off, let's just have you stand here for your ID photo...
posted by Mr. Anthropomorphism at 7:20 PM on May 21, 2008 [2 favorites]


The Full Team Remix is filled with pure WIN!

I mean, the sheer purity of it all... Thanks phrontist !!!
posted by djrock3k at 7:43 PM on May 21, 2008


I just got back from seeing Iron Man, and this is better. This is the future of entertainment. I'm sorry that these people will all probably develop neurological disorders as a result of this, probably up to and including Parkinsons. It's dumb enough to mess with the inside of your head (drugs), but it's really stupid to subject the exterior to sudden jarring. Still, wow, I was riveted to every flying droplet.
posted by Faze at 7:44 PM on May 21, 2008


At 1000 frames per second, they would have needed crazy bright lights to illuminate the subject. Imagine staring into a blinding spotlight and pretending you weren't about to get punched in the head. Smile!
posted by Popular Ethics at 8:24 PM on May 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


DJ F*ckin' A throwin' the punches!
posted by medium format at 8:25 PM on May 21, 2008


A little more info
posted by pantsrobot at 9:14 PM on May 21, 2008


Ariel appeared to be a man, which was a bit of a surprise.
posted by boo_radley at 10:01 PM on May 21, 2008


These videos disturb me deeply, as no one appears to be wearing a mouthpiece.
posted by Tube at 10:37 PM on May 21, 2008


It's like my violent daydreams. Gorgeous. My favorites are Dan and Emily.
posted by limnrix at 11:59 PM on May 21, 2008


Anyone know what song that is?
I believe it is "Sweaty" by Muscles.


On further reflection, it is actually a remix of that song by Shazam.
posted by grouse at 12:33 AM on May 22, 2008


The Amazing Punch Machine. Not in slow-motion.
posted by grouse at 1:58 AM on May 22, 2008


On further reflection, it is actually a remix of that song by Shazam.

Nice. Cheers.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:20 AM on May 22, 2008


Anyone got a cached version. It looks down now...
posted by pwb503 at 4:57 PM on May 22, 2008


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