How a Film Camera works in Slow Motion - The Slow Mo Guys


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Gav shows the impressive internals of an old 16mm motion picture camera by filming it in some lovely crisp 4K slow motion at 1000fps. Lights! Camera!......... well that's it, really.
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Filmed at 1000fps using a Phantom Flex 4K
How a Film Camera works in Slow Motion - The Slow Mo Guys


  • Никита Башмаков
    Никита БашмаковDegi Síðan síðan

    И как она до сих пор работает,интересно😁

  • Nolan Drinkard
    Nolan DrinkardDegi Síðan síðan


  • Senty Tech
    Senty Tech2 dögum síðan

    Awesome sir

  • JP We
    JP We4 dögum síðan

    This is such an awesome video! Your explainations and the trick with writing numbers on the film are sooo good.

  • insectbah
    insectbah4 dögum síðan

    just sublime video quality in every way

  • Louise GaryAVBl
    Louise GaryAVBl4 dögum síðan

    god I just adore you Gavin

  • Qwerty Qwerty
    Qwerty Qwerty5 dögum síðan

    where is the other guy?

  • Siddharth Lama
    Siddharth Lama5 dögum síðan slow mo this

  • deereboy8400
    deereboy84007 dögum síðan

    Amazing. Best Slo Mo guys video yet.

  • Øyvind Svanevik
    Øyvind Svanevik7 dögum síðan

    I will now use camera, to film me using a camera, to film a camera. Filmception

  • DKC
    DKC8 dögum síðan


  • Tzur Gvili
    Tzur Gvili8 dögum síðan

    It's the slow Mo GUY

  • Oliver Asio
    Oliver Asio8 dögum síðan

    right then, film a phantom in slow-mo.

  • Levi Hughes
    Levi Hughes8 dögum síðan

    Been subscribed for years

  • t.t.r
    t.t.r8 dögum síðan

    Thank you

  • ElvenSpellmaker
    ElvenSpellmaker9 dögum síðan

    That Hobbit joke is hilarious!

  • Katsudon96 Gaming
    Katsudon96 Gaming9 dögum síðan

    amazing vid

  • Jex2112
    Jex21129 dögum síðan

    The slo mo sound of the camera sounds like the building and fighting from Warcraft 2. Don’t know why that triggered that memory in my brain...

  • Fabrice Laroche
    Fabrice Laroche10 dögum síðan

    C’est juste génial bravo it’s awesome ! Les mouvement de la mécanique de la k3 sont incroyables. J’utilise beaucoup cette camera maintenant je m’imaginerais être a l’intérieur.

  • Piotr Barcz
    Piotr Barcz11 dögum síðan


  • Piotr Barcz
    Piotr Barcz11 dögum síðan

    The shutter isn't something insanely sophisticated! The spinning disc and crank that advances the film are locked together so when one moves the other does at the same rate.

  • Piotr Barcz
    Piotr Barcz11 dögum síðan

    Gavin, where can I get one of these cameras? I was always interested in old filmography and photography.

  • Георгий Калинчук
    Георгий Калинчук11 dögum síðan

    Пол жизни в этом Красногорске прожил

  • Mark Bennett
    Mark Bennett12 dögum síðan

    That was really fascinating! Loved this!

  • Set Abominae
    Set Abominae12 dögum síðan

    So I just discovered what explosive hydroforming is and immediately thought of how cool it would be to see slowed down here.

  • Wigadama
    Wigadama12 dögum síðan

    I hope you doing well and have an amazing day as well! Stay safe and stay relaxed 💕

  • Hotelogence Gaming
    Hotelogence Gaming12 dögum síðan

    Gav! I was filming the moon the other day with a 500mm lens and saw some satellites and other orbital debris move across the moon. They were moving at a fair clip so it was difficult to see anything. I know you have access to higher frame rates and a longer lens/telescope, so it might be worth a try!

  • Josh Ommen
    Josh Ommen12 dögum síðan

    Wow so cool! Thanks for sharing this!!!

  • Matt W
    Matt W12 dögum síðan

    Some amazing camerawork in this one

  • courtney
    courtney13 dögum síðan

    that "subscribe" plug on the film reel was 🤌🤌🤌

  • jhosioja
    jhosioja15 dögum síðan

    There's also the Rapatronic camera that used a magnetic shutter for 10 nanosecond exposures developed in the 1940s to film the rapid change of matter in nuclear explosions milliseconds after detonation. Pretty wicked engineering.

  • Paolo Fabbella
    Paolo Fabbella15 dögum síðan

    I have passion of 16/35mm film

  • Joseph MacIsaac
    Joseph MacIsaac15 dögum síðan

    You guy should film a sloth eating a peach

  • Joel Allen
    Joel Allen16 dögum síðan

    I took a picture on a camera of Gav taking a selfie of using a camera to film a camera filming a Camera.

  • Matt The Cat
    Matt The Cat16 dögum síðan

    I bought that same type of dangerous cold computer spray.

  • Dr. Ricky Hotdogs
    Dr. Ricky Hotdogs17 dögum síðan

    My new idea: the fasmo guys

  • Amy Woolner
    Amy Woolner18 dögum síðan

    That shot at 2:41 was amazing

  • tall32guy
    tall32guy20 dögum síðan

    Very cool. You are watching the general mechanism and principle that has filmed thousands of motion pictures since filmmaking began.

  • Hunter Romanski
    Hunter Romanski20 dögum síðan

    And you always say Destin's camera is noisy 😜

  • Савенко Дмитро
    Савенко Дмитро21 degi síðan síðan

    many thanks! I'd been looking for such a comprehensive explanation of how an image can be exposed and seen in a viewfinder simultaneously, but couldn't find none. your video is just what I needed

  • Webster Forrest
    Webster Forrest22 dögum síðan

    That is a totally amazing explanation /demonstration of how it works. Stunning.

  • Yorzen Gaming
    Yorzen Gaming22 dögum síðan

    1:04 *Futuristic Gunshot sound FX Button*

  • The Bobcat
    The Bobcat22 dögum síðan

    This video was so cool I didn’t want it to end!

  • kx1811 David'sonlyfansistgeil
    kx1811 David'sonlyfansistgeil22 dögum síðan


  • dogomen11
    dogomen1123 dögum síðan

    this is amazing

  • Arun Bhaskar
    Arun Bhaskar23 dögum síðan

    beautiful video...

  • PeKame
    PeKame24 dögum síðan

    *The slow mo guy ... I miss Dan ...

  • Aparna Majumder
    Aparna Majumder24 dögum síðan

    I Hate JEE mechanics But Love these🤤

  • TDM Player
    TDM Player24 dögum síðan

    Bro where is your partner.....???

  • Fifmut
    Fifmut25 dögum síðan

    Incredible. You're a great teacher Gav

  • wrongwayup
    wrongwayup25 dögum síðan


  • Byron Wellburn
    Byron Wellburn25 dögum síðan


  • Willtun Cabrera
    Willtun Cabrera25 dögum síðan

    Where’s Dan?

  • Rick Cimino
    Rick Cimino25 dögum síðan

    unreal. you made a very complicated mechanical thing easy for an idiot like me to understand. thank you.

  • phani krishna Harsha
    phani krishna Harsha26 dögum síðan

    Do digital camera

  • delorean237
    delorean23726 dögum síðan

    I wish Gav had been my science teacher

  • Terminally Chill
    Terminally Chill26 dögum síðan

    If I wasn’t already subscribed, that subtle encouragement would have been more than enough.

  • Terminally Chill
    Terminally Chill26 dögum síðan

    Bless you

  • audiogek fpv
    audiogek fpv27 dögum síðan

    I loved this one! Just don't understand youtube, recommending this 2 months late.

  • Magnus
    Magnus28 dögum síðan

    It's definitely more impressive that they built mechanical devices like that so long ago vs. anything digital today.

  • Dream XCVIII
    Dream XCVIII28 dögum síðan

    What I find most fascinating is that claw pulling the film down and how it doesn't just rip through the material of the film while moving that fast

  • BlockParty!
    BlockParty!29 dögum síðan

    I love this video!

  • mike curran
    mike curran29 dögum síðan

    What kind of camera were nuclear tests filmed with? They had to be incredibly fast and operate under intense light. How could they go so fast and get the proper exposure?

  • Justin Good
    Justin GoodMánuði síðan

    Coocoo clock...

  • Chubby Panda
    Chubby PandaMánuði síðan

    Couldn’t read what the letters spelled out that one time, but the video was cool so I subscribed

  • Timur Jinjolava
    Timur JinjolavaMánuði síðan


  • DancerTanczy
    DancerTanczyMánuði síðan

    1:04 covid kicks in

  • Raven Miller
    Raven MillerMánuði síðan

    So this is where the term "Frames" comes from? the faster that roll goes, more pictures or frames will move into position, the smoother the image will be

  • Timo
    TimoMánuði síðan

    The fact that you can learn how a film camera works in just 7 minutes at 2 am is purely because of wonderfully knowledgeable and skilled youtube creators such as Gav (and Dan when he's around) and that is absolutely precious privilege of our time!

  • NGC 7635
    NGC 7635Mánuði síðan

    I feel like the only appropriate way to watch this video is to record the screen with a camera so that I can watch the video of me using a camera to record the video of the guy who took a picture of himself with a camera using a camera to film another camera that was filming a camera

  • Jero Toro
    Jero ToroMánuði síðan

    This piece of engineering massively fails todays "planned obsolescence" standards. Society would be way too advanced by now if they kept making things with this level of precision and quality, big companies can't have that.

  • 8bit72HAC
    8bit72HACMánuði síðan

    It's really fun knowing an answer to something I never knew I had a question about: why there are holes in film. It all makes sense now! (gosh I love this channel)

  • TK Trooper
    TK TrooperMánuði síðan

    Why is it the richer these guys have got, Gav has evolved to look more and more like a homeless guy

  • AivarPlay
    AivarPlayMánuði síðan


    ML EMELOVICHMánuði síðan

    This video deserves deep respect,thanks a lot

  • boastmosttoast
    boastmosttoastMánuði síðan

    I should subscribe.

  • ProperJammy
    ProperJammyMánuði síðan

    Amazing tech, timing, engineering, still works today. Don't make things like they used to (groan) hehe. No, seriously impressive though.

  • Nabeel Mazid
    Nabeel MazidMánuði síðan

    As a filmmaker, id love to use your shots as overlays. its so unique and aesthetically pleasing to the eye

  • Ferahgo
    FerahgoMánuði síðan

    Yo Dawg, I heard you like cameras...

  • Thomas' Musings
    Thomas' MusingsMánuði síðan


  • Eric Emery
    Eric EmeryMánuði síðan

    This is who you need to record!

  • c0mputer
    c0mputerMánuði síðan

    its like when you put your hand in front of your mouth and change expressions. Know what I'm saying?

  • Dragon Lord
    Dragon LordMánuði síðan

    2:09 I love how he cuts himself off during the selfie bit🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • - B1gHorn08
    - B1gHorn08Mánuði síðan

    That was an amazing video this time. Seeing that film tech is nuts.

  • Sentinela de Astaroth
    Sentinela de AstarothMánuði síðan

    How did they control exposure???

  • Ditzj
    DitzjMánuði síðan

    Awesome video!

  • FieldSweeper
    FieldSweeperMánuði síðan

    use a slow mo camera to view a slow mo camera. lol

  • FieldSweeper
    FieldSweeperMánuði síðan

    lol writing subscribe on the film was funny. Can't believe no one else commented on that. 6:08

  • cole udall
    cole udallMánuði síðan

    Really appreciate the color grading on this. Feels very filmic.

  • Petr Harmy
    Petr HarmyMánuði síðan

    I knew this was how a film camera worked (and actually, a film projector works pretty much the same way) but seeing it up close and in slomo like this was still entirely fascinating. 🙂

  • HowToDraw
    HowToDrawMánuði síðan

    Awesome content

  • Squirl Boy
    Squirl BoyMánuði síðan

    Awesome way to tell ppl to subscribe

  • mrnoname1
    mrnoname1Mánuði síðan

    you're excused

  • Humorous Tumor
    Humorous TumorMánuði síðan

    Wow everything today is digital and this video really makes me appreciate analog cameras. These were basically the equivalent to a wind up watch when it comes to precision but upscaled in size.

  • Hollow Mellon
    Hollow MellonMánuði síðan

    2:17 😆

  • Ryan Keegan
    Ryan KeeganMánuði síðan

    Fascinating footage, supreme editing!

  • Seamus Tierney
    Seamus TierneyMánuði síðan

    Great Vid, what type of Periscope lens were you using to shoot the Extreme CU's with?

  • Craiova belgia
    Craiova belgiaMánuði síðan

    Hello Can you make a video with the Morgellons/parasites found in the face masks?(brand new face masks) this is already everywhere in the internet LIKE SO THEY CAN SEE PLS

  • Dopravní Poradce
    Dopravní PoradceMánuði síðan

    Awesome video

  • Arlo C
    Arlo CMánuði síðan

    Did Gav go to get the milk