Phantom-miro-high-speed-challenge-224x130All the way back in July, we told you about a contest that AbelCine was running in partnership with Vision Research. That contest, the Miro High-Speed Inspiration Challenge, focused on contestants coming up with new and creative uses for high-speed photography, and they've now selected five finalists from a group of a few hundred applicants. The winner will be announced on March 1st, but you can watch all five of the short films right now embedded below.

Here is a refresher on the contest, and what AbelCine was looking for from the contestants who were later given Miro cameras to film their pitches:

Proposals for Miro projects will be judged on their creativity, unique use of ultra high-speed and relevance to the distinctive features of the camera. The goal is to create high-speed imagery we haven’t seen before (balloon pops need not apply). This challenge is open to image-makers and artists from all disciplines, and we strongly encourage new and aspiring content producers to submit their ideas.

A Closer Look -- Tim Wu and Natasha Kermani

Anchor Me Here -- Laura Egan

The Great Sundering -- Nathan Pardee and Kristine Guzman

Fly on Out -- Robert Kolodny

Dance of the Honey Bee -- Peter Nelson

If you want to learn more about the individuals and their projects, and check out some behind the scenes photos and videos, head on over to AbelCine and the Phantom Miro Facebook page using the links below.

What do you guys think about the future of high-speed cinematography? Do you think we've only just scratched the surface of what is capable with slow motion? Let us know what you think in the comments.


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