How to Shoot Stellar Slow-Motion Video on Your Phone

Slow motion has long been one of the coolest (and overused) effects in video. The technique was once exclusive to fancy, expensive cameras, but as portable device technology improves, slo-mo has become better and better. Whether you want to emphasize a cinematic moment or prolong the embarrassment of a friend you recorded in a compromising situation, slo-mo is a great tool that you should learn to wield. How It Works To get the most out of slow motion, it helps to understand the basics. Let’s start with the very concept of video itself. Video is just a series of still images (each one is a “frame”), displayed in quick enough succession that it gives the illusion of motion. Most video …