Slow motion aerial birds eye view of fireworks exploding


27 Responses to “Slow motion aerial birds eye view of fireworks exploding”

  1. Stefan Jones says:

    Up Next: A bird’s-eye view of a brush fire!

    But seriously, that’s a great concept well executed.

  2. Stonewalker says:

    I seriously love this video.

    Also, the firework’s screams remind me of Super Metroid… ah…. :)

  3. EggyToast says:

    I love the video, but it also seems to work as proof that fireworks are more impressive when viewed from the ground.

  4. Antinous / Moderator says:

    I once flew from Boston to San Francisco on the Fourth of July, timed just right to watch fireworks displays all across the country.

  5. styrofoam says:

    As I clicked it, I thought, “Cool!” and then thought, “Wait a second.  Aren’t fireworks generally going to explode in 3 dimensions?  So a top view should look a lot like a bottom view and a lot like a side view? 

    Maybe different for those odd fireworks that add dimensional halos or orbits.

    Glad to see I was mostly right.

  6. Red Monk says:

    All fun and games until you blow up your balloons with a rocket.

    • Tim Drage says:

      I would have thought that both fun and games can DEFINITELY continue into the ‘balloons destroyed by exploding rockets” phase.

  7. stumo says:

    Am I the only person that noticed a dog running around on the ground, often towards the fireworks just after they went off (and, with the final firework, just before a second was about to go off)? Made me very uncomfortable 

  8. Finnagain says:

     That’s what I was hoping for!

  9. Vian Lawson says:

    The doppler effect as the rockets whizzed past the camera was also extremely cool.  

  10. zuben says:

    Surely there must be a better way to persuade balloon boy to come back to Earth.

  11. Henry Pootel says:

    Oh yea, money shot there!

  12. Ray Perkins says:

    Apparently YouTube has the ability to  apply image stabilization to uploaded videos. Anyone know how to invoke it?

  13. MarcVader says:

    Now just imagine what this is like for actual birds in flight at night. Worse than flak probably.

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