DIY Your Own Slow Motion Photo Booth
We know our way around a photo booth here at Brit + Co. They’re kind of our thing. So you can imagine our excitement when we recently discovered the best photo booth EVER, courtesy of the folks at Super Frog Saves Tokyo. The booth was equipped with a RED Epic Camera that took 160 photos per second. Meaning every detail of the evening (in the photo booth, anyway) was captured.
What did we do next? We invited SFST to join us at Re:Make, of course! Over the course of two days, attendees got to take ridiculously awesome pictures in their slow-motion photo booth. It was epic—check out the official Re:Make slow motion video below!
Confetti? Bubbles? Silly string? It doesn’t get any better than that… or does it? The SFST team has put together a tutorial so all of YOU can put together your very own slow motion booths, on a budget. Check out the video tutorial, and read on for step-by-step instructions.
– GoPro Hero3 Black Edition ($329.99
– GoPro LCD Touch BacPac ($79.99)
– GoPro Tripod Adapter ($5.99 – $7.99)
– Micro SD Card 16-64GB ($14.99 – $49.99)
– Video Resolution: 720p NTSC 120 fps
– Field of View: Narrow
– White Balance: Manual
– Protune: On
– Spot Meter: On
1. Set up a solid color 9’ wide paper backdrop. Add 2 side lights to illuminate the backdrop.
2. Pop up two key lights evenly on opposite sides of the camera angled at 45 degrees towards your subject/s.
3. Set up your GoPro about 5-7‘ away from the backdrop on a tripod and make sure it’s eye-level with your subject/s. Secure your stands and tripod with sandbags.
4.Line people up and frame them accordingly. Be specific with your directions and provide your subject/s with fun props. Large party poppers, silly string, glitter, confetti, and bubbles all look great in slow motion. Shoot in short bursts of 5-10 seconds.
5. GoPro has a free online software to transcode the footage. When the footage is ready, select a song, one that has a lot of energy or fits the vibe of your footage, and edit accordingly. You’re done!
Now, it’s your turn. Go grab a GoPro and start making some rad slow motion videos! Plus, once you make your video, you can take awesome and totally weird screenshots like these!
Will you try setting up your own slow motion photo booth? Let us know in the comments below!
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