LOOKING BACK

Recap 2014's Top Slow-Mo Moments in 'How We Used Slow Motion'

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January 4, 2015
Source: Kottke.org

How We Used Slow Motion

Even though we're in 2015 now, there's still plenty to look back at in 2014. Another year end video that we just stumbled upon and wanted to feature is one called "2014: How We Used Slow Motion" made by The Nerdwriter YouTube channel. The video is simply a showcase of some of the best slow motion moments from movies of 2014, including some music videos and TV shows like "Sherlock" and "True Detective". Of course, there was a lot of impressive cinematography in 2014 (A Most Violent Year, Interstellar, Birdman) and it's invigorating to see so much talent out there. That said, slow motion moments are always fun, and it's cool to see the technique used in different ways. The real winner is the Quicksilver scene from X-Men.

Here's the supercut video 2014: How We Used Slow Motion posted by The Nerdwriter, found via Kottke.org:

Though here's the very best slow motion moment of 2014 from Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past:

A few interesting notes from the YouTube comments for the video to mention - "The Nerdwriter" explains that he just couldn't find a high quality version of the Quicksilver clip (posted above0 and that's honestly why he didn't include it ("I actually had a lower quality version in there and took it out"). As for his thoughts on the use of slow motion: "It's certainly overused. It's interesting to me that visual storytellers turn to it so much. Something interesting in that vein: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Captain America: The Winter Soldier have barely any slow motion in them." Interesting. List of clips on YouTube. More 2014 recaps here.

Thoughts on this recap? Any other favorite slow motion moments from 2014 they left out?

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  • DAVIDPD
    Love the use of good slo-mo. It can really make a meh scene turn in to an unforgettable one. The use of slo-mo in DAYS OF FUTURE PAST was fantastic. I will never forget when I first saw bullet-time. DIG.
  • OfficialJab
    Can we get a recap of the 2014 recaps?

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