Video one: candle tomato. Video two coming up banana bottle. This is the Phantom V25 11 this is the ultra slow motion workhorse for Smarter Every Day – – and sometimes on the Slow Mo Guys – this camera can record at two-thirds of a million frames per second But you’ll notice there’s no microphone on it so the question we always get in the comments is how do you record sound, so slow? Do you do it at an ultrasonic frequency or something like that? And the answer is: no. Welcome back to the garage where we shoot stuff and do fun things. There’s a question I always get on Smarter Every Day when I do a slow-motion video And it’s: how did you record the sound? Did you record the sound with the camera and then play it back? A lot of people don’t realize that when you’re recording with slow motion It’s just images so today, Gordon from Canada the guy that does all the magic with a slow motion is actually here Thank you for coming Gordon for having me all right, so I’m gonna challenge you today you up for that Yeah, so you know nothing about what we’re gonna do correct. No, okay, so we have a gun we’ve got some stuff here I’m gonna record several things in slow motion And then let Gordon walk you through what it’s like to design slow motion sound because you do that for pretty much every Smarter Every Day with Slow motion right yeah, yeah, and you’re good at it. Unless there’s good voice over over top or something. Yeah. Yeah, okay cool, so challenge number one a rifle Going to be putting out a candle. What do you think about that? GORDON: That would be great so, We are gonna record the sound because one of the questions we always get is Can you just record the sounds real time and slow it down the answer is no, which we’ll explain later Three two one oh it didn’t go out That makes your sound harder. Yeah, okay it moved like The flame moved, but it didn’t go out so you can make sound for that right? GORDON: We can make sense for that DESTIN: Oh wait, look at that it went all the way out go all the way out That was high speed challenge number one rollin. What are you doing? Well, so we’re doing some science Yeah, I thought we could probably learn a lot of things by Coring this tomato and putting an M 90 in it which is ten bigger than an m-80? What are these units do you know so this is the M 90 I didn’t even know M 90s were a thing… GORDON: neither did I All right, they’re super illegal in Canada really well probably not super I’ve I have messed around with them, but I think they were brought up from Mexico somehow We need to protect ourselves from the oh Wow, so you’re just gonna. I’m gonna get it right in there. Oh the fuse coming out the top though I print do we have to be careful not to wet the fuse probably I orders gunpowder not care I don’t think he cares. Okay, so what are you doing here? Oh? Oh, you’re gonna. You’re gonna put it out the top. Yeah. I want it and you’re gonna put the plug back in the bottom. I Guess we could huh? I came to Alabama for new experiences It’s like a birthday tomato (laughs) blam! What do you think?
-yeah, not sure about (inaudible) there? Or how like how much the tomato’s gonna cushion the blow do you want me to do it? I’ll totally do it you guys are around a lot more exploding things than me, and if you think that is a safe I’ll go first and you gotta promise me you’re gonna make amazing slow-mo sound for this I’ll spend a little extra time on this really yeah promise okay, thanks Here we go It’s like nothing hit me yeah Oh That’s great. That’s awesome. It’s gonna look good, it was sick. You. Have a seed right on your face Very good Okay, so how are you gonna? Make the sounds for that I mean we’ll probably use some tomato sounds. Oh, holy cow Awesome do a little more than just Tomatoes, Sam so what would you do with the light? I don’t know we could probably get creative I Think like a like I really Encapsulated sort of occluded concussion like a like a sort of sort of thing Oh really cool, and it will record slow tomato sounds that are more met they’re gonna match the footage a bit better So you record that tomato sounds and then when there’s another tomato And we’ll just like squish it up and throw it around and manipulate it yeah Yeah, yeah, let me add a bunch of processing reverb pitch it down You pitch it down so it feels slow? Yeah, yeah, huh, cos’ that’s just psychoacoustics really. That’s what we want It’s at this part in the process where I have to get the slow-motion files off of the flash. That’s here on the camera Downloaded and then push it over the internet to Gordon and let him work his magic for the first video the candle Gordon has all The sounds he needs in a library a previously recorded stuff, so he simply watches the video And he lays these sounds down on the track as he sees fit However when he does new stuff like the tomato exploding sometimes He has to record new sounds And he was so gracious as to record this incredibly complicated and precise process for us the tomato I’m not actually going to use the tomato Was a technical reason for that And here’s an orange And that’s because I Looked in the fridge, and I didn’t have tomato and I thought I did and the grocery stores closed So we’re gonna use an orange It’s another very juicy fruit squished tomatoes before us scorched oranges before They’re pretty much the same thing when it comes to sound Believe it or not I was I was one of the smart kids at the school After he’s recorded the new sounds they’re edited then they’re cleaned up for imperfections and then brought into the session They’re cut to the picture And then they’re processed as one overall sound then after he finishes all the magic. This is the final product Shhllllllllh Whoooosh Whooomkpppp *demon sounds here* *Stirring Macaroni* All right, I hope you enjoyed this episode of smarter every day. It was sponsored by audible. I love audible audiobooks It helps me reclaim. My commute and get smarter while I’m doing it You really should be listening to audiobooks and audible is the best way to do that you can go to? audible.com/smarter get any free book you want as a trial, but I recommend this one letters to a young scientist by EO Wilson he’s a Pulitzer prize-winning biologist, that has taunght at Harvard for years It’s a great book if you’re a young person and you’re getting into the sciences go check out letters to a young scientist by EO Wilson the way you can get this is going to audible.com/smarter Or there’s actually a new way if you text the words smarter to the phone number 500 500 and they will reply with a link so that you can sign up for a free trial it’s awesome anyway That’s pretty cool Really neat way to do that so audible.com slash smarter or text Smarter – 500 500 And if you want to see all the books that I like I’ll leave a link down in the video description so you can check That out this was video one of two the next one is gonna be banana bottle So I hope you stick around and maybe subscribe so you can see that video. I’m Destin you’re getting smarter every day Have a good one oh Is the Audio recording what’s happening? (Destin laughing like a demonic angelic old baby of pure rage and happiness) This is so scary

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  • December 26, 2017 at 3:50 pm
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    Checkout the Behind the Scenes video of Gordon making the sounds. It's pretty ridiculous.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sq9FZuRDVfk

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  • June 8, 2019 at 7:33 pm
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    Pretty cool I'm pretty familiar with audio editing myself that's what I've been doing for the last 7 years that's a good work you guys

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  • June 9, 2019 at 4:11 am
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    This is precisely how I thought they did it. nice

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  • June 9, 2019 at 5:19 pm
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    well this ruined it for me, I was in my little cocoon where i though the sound was legit, now i went back to all the videos and realized how stupid i was…

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  • June 11, 2019 at 3:40 pm
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    so it's fake… 🙁

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  • June 11, 2019 at 9:03 pm
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    So its faked?

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  • June 12, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    Real teaching and learning is basically fun.

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  • June 12, 2019 at 6:27 pm
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    It’s all fake…..??????

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  • June 13, 2019 at 4:20 pm
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    Lmfaooooo

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  • June 13, 2019 at 7:55 pm
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    How much do you pay him?

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  • June 14, 2019 at 1:18 am
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    Your laugh is legend….

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  • June 14, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    Wow, that was SO COOL!!

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  • June 14, 2019 at 3:05 am
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    that doesn't make any sense…. of course sound can be slowed down. or even played backward. I have done it myself. Maybe not for the purposes of these drastic slo-mo videos, but sound playback can be sped up / slowed down. I think all this is all for theatrics.

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  • June 14, 2019 at 3:26 am
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    I go to a sound design school and yeah, Id believe he was one of the smarter ones.

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  • June 14, 2019 at 7:14 pm
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    OMG this tomato is so artificial … it looks like boiled potato with no juices at all … you americans eat so unhealthy GMO food. I can bet it taste like potato too

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  • June 14, 2019 at 8:56 pm
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    There’s no way that firecracker was a step higher than an M80. My farts make a bigger💥 than that.

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  • June 15, 2019 at 1:55 am
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    No… no…. NNNNNOOOOOO!!!!!
    HOW COULD YOU!!!!!
    My life is a LLLIIIEEEE!!!!!! (T_T)

    Amazing work by the way, very interesting to see the whole process!
    Looks like a lot of fun.

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  • June 15, 2019 at 5:00 am
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    You use any other slow sound man.. Ill stop watching now that Ik his skill.. He's not even trying and he's great

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  • June 15, 2019 at 9:25 pm
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    lmao my life is a lie

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  • June 16, 2019 at 12:22 am
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    As a kid I remember getting a couple of M-80s in the 1960's and you do not want to be close to it when it goes off! I set on on a piece of thick plywood and it blew a hole in it.
    So that was a just an ordinary firecracker made to look like a M-80.

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  • June 16, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    A real M80 would be like a grenade… that's more like a Salute

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  • June 16, 2019 at 8:02 am
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    The cake is a lie!!!

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  • June 17, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    at the end, r/contagiouslaughter

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:31 am
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    I just searched up the price for this camera it's about 175000$

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:21 pm
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    I let that same "bomb" explode in my mouth (I was holding in with my teeth). And they are 15 meters away and wearing goggles sigh

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:35 pm
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    Love the channel, love Destin, love Gordon.. but it broke my friggin' heart to find out all of the sounds are manufactured. Smarter Every Day will never be the same again Q_Q

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  • June 17, 2019 at 10:37 pm
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    You never got to why you can't just record the audio and slow it down!

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  • June 18, 2019 at 3:27 am
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    Your M90 was a hundred less than a real M80

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  • June 19, 2019 at 9:09 am
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    This is so great. I love that you hired on a fellow Canadian as your sound guy. I know all the work that it takes to get sound right, and I foresee him putting in large amounts of work into the sound for your slomo videos, so huuuuge kudos to him! 🙂

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  • June 20, 2019 at 10:20 am
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    1:31 his hands are closed that means he is a bit anxious then he slows down too much when he isnt even close to his destination thats another mark of him being anxious and he usually behind the camera and not on the recording thats why he is a lil bit baaaad

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  • June 20, 2019 at 10:26 am
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    3:57 smarter everyday: "nothing hit me"
    tomato: i doubt that

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  • June 23, 2019 at 2:28 am
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    That’s a $150k camera!

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  • June 23, 2019 at 3:59 am
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    With his tone I thought there was going to be a scientific answer as to why he used an orange instead of a tomato .. he Just didn’t have a tomato. 💀😂😂

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  • June 23, 2019 at 6:48 pm
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    I'm looking for the sound of a clap or a snap slowed down. Logically it would sound like a single note, wouldn't it? And what note?

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  • June 23, 2019 at 6:51 pm
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    It sounds like birds in the background

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  • June 24, 2019 at 1:07 pm
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    Please make exploding " lill' sosig "

    @RadalGang

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  • June 25, 2019 at 12:29 am
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    This is dope

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  • June 25, 2019 at 8:33 pm
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    OMG. They use fake sounds. I'm triggered.
    There's no such thing as a Camera that records in slow-mo. It just records at a high frame-rate and then the video is played back at a much slower frame-rate. Sound is recorded in samples-per-second. I'm not sure what capabilities video or audio editors have for slowing down sound. They might have difficulty matching that amount of slow-down. Normal video playback is 30 fps, which is 400x slower than the camera's 12K fps. Common Audio is 48KHz or 44.1KHz. An equivalent audio sample rate would be 19.2 MHz I believe but you can't just slow down audio that much or the frequencies drop below human hearing. An editor could perhaps drop the frequencies a certain amount and sustain them but it might sound crappy.

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  • June 26, 2019 at 12:27 am
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    Now that I've seen the process, it does make sense. In the provided example with the rifle you "heard" the gun go off first, then saw the bullet go by. But in actuality that bullet is traveling some multiple of the speed of sound, and would go by long before we heard it. So it being dubbed does make a lot of sense.

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  • June 27, 2019 at 2:22 am
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    Sry but just adding a long hall reverb is not good sound design

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  • June 28, 2019 at 12:03 am
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    Very cool! Gordon is the sound Ninja!

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  • June 28, 2019 at 9:10 am
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    I feel so betrayed, it's okay tho

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  • June 28, 2019 at 5:08 pm
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    That was very cool…thanks for the video

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  • June 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    Lol we still use the old school phantom 10’s and 65’s
    Those newer phantoms cost a pretty penny; especially when we have Energetics involved. 🙂

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  • June 29, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    My life is a lie

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  • June 30, 2019 at 10:06 pm
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    how we make make fake slow mo sounds.

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  • July 1, 2019 at 7:08 am
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    why not record the sound and use it instead of simulation?

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  • July 5, 2019 at 9:21 pm
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    So Gordon needs more screen time, he's hilarious

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  • July 5, 2019 at 11:19 pm
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    That thumbnail made you look like Thanos

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  • July 6, 2019 at 5:27 am
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    Didnt expect gavin lol

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  • July 7, 2019 at 1:40 am
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    Alabama nice.

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  • July 7, 2019 at 10:28 pm
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    That fire cracker was nowhere near as destructive as a real M80. You never would have wanted to stick your face that close to a real M80 Destin! I’ve blow something “that resembles a mail box” 20’ in the sky with a real M80. I’ve lit one on the ground and placed a standard Rubbermaid 35 gallon trash can upside down over the top of it and it sent the trash can 10’ in the air. There would have been nothing left of that tomato and you may have suffered a lacerations to your face!

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  • July 8, 2019 at 1:49 am
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    You should just have no sound. It makes slow motion videos feel fake.

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  • July 9, 2019 at 4:09 pm
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    So basically you fake it to make it . works for me

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  • July 9, 2019 at 8:57 pm
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    wow Gordon you can play horse head violin? amazing

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  • July 10, 2019 at 10:54 am
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    I really learned something new today and i don't think i will ever listen to a slow motion video the same way again 😀

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  • July 11, 2019 at 8:51 am
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    That thumbnail looks like you're about to lose a loved one in that tomato explosion and can't do anything but watch in horror.

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  • July 11, 2019 at 8:09 pm
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    dang that was REALLY well done.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 2:33 am
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    So….I've been bamboozled all this time?

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  • July 12, 2019 at 5:04 am
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    I was always wondering why my neighbors garage had tin foil over the windows. I now know. Thank you!

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  • July 13, 2019 at 12:54 am
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    love that audio magic

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  • July 13, 2019 at 4:11 pm
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    *demon sounds here

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  • July 13, 2019 at 7:44 pm
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    Likes goes to the sound engineer
    👇👇

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  • July 14, 2019 at 12:59 am
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    Do you support trump's wall? Wtf your supposed to be smart by now it's been more then like one day

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  • July 14, 2019 at 5:31 pm
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    He missed the sound when the bullet hit the wood

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  • July 17, 2019 at 11:36 pm
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    Translation: the sounds are always made up for the slow-mo shots.

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  • July 18, 2019 at 5:01 am
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    ah the art of Foley, love it.

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  • July 18, 2019 at 8:54 pm
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    I am Heartbroken, Humiliated and who knows another H word to describe my feelings!? Lies all lies, i bet his name isn’t Gordon and beard is made out of pubic hair! Oh another H word – Hair! Hillary Has Hilarious Hair, Hitler.

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  • July 19, 2019 at 6:41 am
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    the sound of slow mo is purely creation of sound engineer,
    so does this mean we can never listen to the real sound of a slow mo video? may be blowing up 🍅 sound is totally different in slow mo then sound engineer thinking 🤔 who knows, let's find out someday together 😊 with a high speed mic if there is any in the market

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  • July 19, 2019 at 11:13 am
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    2/3 of a million fps is 666,666.667 fps not 60,000

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  • July 20, 2019 at 4:21 pm
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    Why waste a perfectly good tomato…

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  • July 22, 2019 at 10:17 pm
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    Now that we know it its less awesome

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  • July 24, 2019 at 7:41 pm
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    The slow motion exploding tomato reminded me of the movie 'Aliens'….

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  • July 25, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    Weird how this whole video was done without saying the word "foley"

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  • July 27, 2019 at 7:22 am
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    I was looking through videos and I saw the thumbnail of this vid and I thought it was thanos

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  • July 28, 2019 at 4:52 am
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    6:23 IzotopeRX7

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  • July 28, 2019 at 5:19 am
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    Everything is a lie…

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  • July 30, 2019 at 7:03 pm
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    How to get Squirted by a Tomato 101.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:42 pm
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    That’s so coooool

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  • July 30, 2019 at 11:52 pm
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    So Foley artists?

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  • August 1, 2019 at 4:41 pm
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    Gordon has got a mongolian horsehead fiddle.
    cool 😀

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  • August 3, 2019 at 10:59 am
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    But if you record a slow motion on a phone, it does output a slow motion sound without any edits, wabbut that??

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  • August 3, 2019 at 9:44 pm
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    I feel lied to 😫

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  • August 4, 2019 at 10:19 am
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    Aha, I knew the sound was fake.

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  • August 4, 2019 at 6:15 pm
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    So it's all fakery…that actually kinda ruins it… just a little…

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  • August 5, 2019 at 1:06 am
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    '*demon sounds here*

    Turn on CC

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  • August 5, 2019 at 11:05 pm
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    So basically you have a foli artist on hand

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  • August 8, 2019 at 6:48 pm
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    Yoo in Italy you can buy things that easily blows plastic bins into pieces 😕 thankfully I still have all my fingers

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  • August 9, 2019 at 5:03 am
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    Slow-motion audio is a lie

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  • August 9, 2019 at 8:17 pm
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    My life is a lie…..

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  • August 10, 2019 at 2:09 am
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    This is the truth really I don't like it

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  • August 10, 2019 at 12:08 pm
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    Great video, Maybe add more light next time!

    Simon.

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  • August 10, 2019 at 4:57 pm
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    "Seuund"

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  • August 11, 2019 at 12:07 am
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    In the name of science, please stop lying to us viewers by adding fake sounds. You and Planet Earth,,,shame.

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  • August 11, 2019 at 2:00 am
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    wow. well today i learned that the slow mo sounds are actually just a trickster from Canada!

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  • August 11, 2019 at 10:32 am
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    Clickbait much? You didnt record slo-motion sounds; you made pre-recorded sounds sound slow >:(

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  • August 12, 2019 at 10:54 pm
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    This both astounded me and gutted me about the sounds being made up, but the work involved and reasoning makes sense.
    Give it up for audio engineers this time round

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  • August 13, 2019 at 6:37 am
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    I never would have thought the sounds weren't recorded live. Great content, keep it up. Favorite channel by far.

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  • August 13, 2019 at 6:38 am
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    After thought too. I would love to learn the technical reasons why u can't record the sounds live.

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