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In this Pete Smith Specialty, Dr. Harold E. Edgerton demonstrates stroboscopic photography, which he helped develop. This process allows us to see in slow motion what happens during events that occur too fast to be seen by the naked eye. Examples shown here include a bullet in flight as it shatters a light bulb, the moment of impact when a kicker kicks a football, and a the motion of a hummingbird's wings as it hovers. Written by
David Glagovsky <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Oscar-winning Pete Smith short introduces us to Dr. Harold E. Edgerton who helped develop stroboscopic photography, which gives us the ability to use slow motion to see something that would otherwise be too fast to be seen. This is yet another winning short from director Sidney who made quite a few of them before turning to features. This movie is certainly one of the more entertaining ones from Smith who adds his typical fun narration. We see various objects including a hummingbird, a lightbulb being shot, a bubble being popped, a cat drinking milk and others. All of these are rather entertaining like how a cat actually drinks and many of them, like the bubble, are very funny. Another nice sequence was a kicker kicking a football.
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