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Unearthly Views

Here’s an archive of classic films by the late Harold “Doc” Edgerton, the pioneer of stroboscopic high-speed photography. The collection includes early experiments featuring hummingbirdsfan blades and falling cats. Though Edgerton’s most ambitious work was done for the Atomic Energy Commission, for which he filmed and photographed early nuclear tests using his own Rapatronic camera system. With exposure times measured in nanoseconds, the results were often eerie and surreal, as when capturing the first milliseconds of atomic fireballs in Nevada.

MIT Tech TV

Also archived, Edgerton’s photographs and notebooks. Via MetaFilter

Comments

jones

Phenomena of pure beauty.

sk60

The shockwaves hitting smoke about 5 mins in is surreal. You wouldn't think smoke would move like that.

TDK

What a swizz! The promised video of hummingbirds, fan blades and falling cats was not one film but three.

David

Maybe you were thinking of something from the Edgerton Bizarro Snuff Collection.

yonason

TSAR BOMBA (King of Bombs)
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2046393742348211186#

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