As part of the Super Secret Project, I’ve been testing exploding things. Water balloons, to be precise. Yes, it’s a slow-motion cliche, but it’s also awesome to be able to do this kind of stuff myself!
These were shot using my 7D’s movie mode. I set it to 60 frames per second video, with 1/4000th second shutter speed. It’s a gorgeous day outside and I found a border of shadow so I could use the sun’s light against a dark background (Studio? Who needs one?) Then it was just a matter of popping the balloons in the frame…
Unfortunately I’m not sure that 60fps is enough for what I want to use it for. Still a nice way to get out, catch a bit of sun and learn new video shooting and editing techniques.
Can you think of anything else that’d look cool, either in super slow motion video or super high speed still shots?