Slowing Down The World

Slowing the World Down from Adam Bowie on Vimeo.

I wanted to try the high framerate, and therefore, slow motion ability of my new Sony RX100 M3. So I shot this in and around London over the last three days. Video was shot on Oxford Street, at King’s Cross Station, on cycle paths, and in and around the Women’s Criterium Race at Prudential Ride London.

The video has a very ethereal quality. Don’t expect anything much to happen. It doesn’t. Just bask in the strangeness of it all.

I was going to add some music to the video, but the curious sounds of slowed down life mean that I’ve left everything as it came.

Note that the first few sequences are only at half-speed since I inadvertently dropped from 100fps to 50fps in the camera when I was shooting (don’t try 100fps in Auto folks). But from the road race cycling onwards, the speed drops to a quarter-speed.

Listen to cyclists talking to each other as they go around the corner on a warm-up lap. Watch as someone runs for a train.





2 responses to “Slowing Down The World”

  1. Kevin Spencer avatar

    I thought that was great. Loved the bit inside Kings Cross. And that young couple about 4 mins in made me smile.

  2. adambowie avatar

    I didn’t even notice what I’d caught with that young couple until afterwards. That was one of my favourite bits as well.