Here’s a belated US Independence Day celebration, in a style Create Digital Motion readers are sure to appreciate: filled with the sounds of Sigur Ros, and lots of backwards slow motion. Nothing against John Phillip Sousa, of course. “Be kind to your friends in the swamp,” indeed. (What, am I the only person who knows those lyrics? I mean, aside from, bizarrely, the National Institutes of Health?)

But I expect you’ll enjoy some more chilled-out celebrations of the birth of America (as always, click through to our friends at Vimeo for HD):

The Fourth from Michael Brodner (AIM: Upstate14) on Vimeo.

Camera used:

Creator Michael Brodner writes “I shoot with a Sony HDR FX1. Got it about a year ago and love it. Although I think I like the "look" of the EX1 a little better.”


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If you’re confused by the Sony model numbers, these are all variations of the same basic camera we’re talking here. The HVR-V1P Jaymis uses is a PAL camera / not for US use (the US has the HVR-V1U). The HDR FX1 is likewise a “prosumer” model in the same approximate family. The EX1 Michael mentions is a higher-end Sony camera, in a difference range and currently with a street of about twice as much cash. (Yeah, that makes the FX1 look better all the time.)