Watch this astounding video of lightning bolts in ultra-high definition at 1,000 frames-per-second
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Filmmaker Dustin Farrell spent his summer traveling 20,000 miles to film lightning around the United States. He used a Phantom Flex4K camera to capture these brilliant bolts at 1,000 frames per second. The film is called “Transient.”
Lightning is like a snowflake. Every bolt is different, Farrell says. I learned that lightning varies greatly in speed. There are some incredible looking bolts that I captured that didnt make the cut because even at 1000fps they only lasted for one frame during playback. I also captured some lightning that appear computer generated it lasted so long on the screen.
(via The Kid Should See This)