Playing with Fire – In Slow Motion

My roommate and I were playing with fire the other night and we decided to bust out the Sony FS700 and see what it looked like in slow motion!

And in case you’re wondering, we didn’t use any tricks. You can actually light a candle without touching the flame to the wick. The smoke contains vaporized wax particles that will actually light. Then the flame travels down the trail of smoke back to the wick and ignites it again!

In the last shot of the video, we filled a shot glass with rubbing alcohol and lit it on fire. After about 30 seconds of burning, the shot glass cracked from the heat, creating some sparks and new flames.

We filmed this all at 480 frames per second, and rendered it out at 24 fps, which means that this is 20 times slower than the human eye can perceive. I sped the video up to normal speed at the end to give some perspective.

If there’s anything else you’d like to see in slow motion, just let me know in the comment section below!

Filmed with: Sony FS700, Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART

Edited with: Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Magic Bullet Looks

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