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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 <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Quicker'n a Wink was quite an entertaining short about the use of slow-motion
8 June 2015 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Just watched this Pete Smith Specialty short on the Go West/The Big Store DVD. Directed by George Sidney, we see lots of slow motion scenes of milk being hit with the liquid going up and down, a bubble being burst, a light bulb getting shattered, etc. Smith has some humorous comments during many of what I mentioned. Audiences of the time must have been truly impressed since this was before TV pervaded the public imagination and the slow-motion instant replay in live sports events were in constant use. There are supposed to be ten lines written on this site before this review can be submitted but I really can't think of anything else to say. Well, except I highly recommend Quicker'n a Wink.


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