Category Archives: slow motion fireworks

6ft Rockets in Slow Motion

When it comes to rocket launches our good friend Colin Furze didn’t mess about, when it came to celebrating his 1 million subscribers on his youtube channel.

For their latest video, the legendary ‘The Slow Mo Guys’ decided to launch a rocket, with the help of some Purdue University students, high into the Indiana sky.

Gav and Dan recorded with a Phantom V2511 high speed camera to film the explosive slow motion footage at 28,000 frames per second. They also used a Phantom Flex 4k camera at 1,000 frames per second to capture a ‘wide angle’ shot of the footage.

Safety Match Burns In Super Slow Motion

Ever wondered how a safety match works? They have been a part of our lives for such a long time that it is unlikely we gave the matter much thought but here goes:

Mentioned in 1366 in a note by Cho Keng Lu, he describes “Light bringing slaves” made from small pinewood sticks dipped in sulphur. These later went on to be known as “fire inch sticks” and had thought to been in use in the Chinese Courts since around AD 577.

There are two main types of match: Strike anywhere and safety matches the difference being (as the name suggests) strike anywhere gains the friction from any surface whereas safety matched can only be lit on the strip of card supplied on the side of the box.

Drone Flying Through Fireworks Video

This is well cool – A quadcopter flying through a fireworks display.

Firstly, for those that don’t know what a Quadcopter is, here is the “Wiki Answer”. A quadcopter, also called a quadrotor helicopter or quadrotor, is a multirotor helicopter that is lifted and propelled by four rotors. Check out the example picture below.

Now, who remembers the guy who attached a camera to a rocket stick and filmed it from above?

Well, check out this awesome video below by DJI Phantom.

This crazy guy and his friends manage to fly the drone / quadcopter (with the aid of a GoPro camera) through the centre of the actual firework display without getting hit.

The results, a wicked video with some close-up action and slow motion firework breaks.


For those that are wondering about the music – ‘Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)’ by Arcade Fire.

Check out this related blog post – Radio Controlled Helicopter and Fireworks