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This is the camera we used for the ultra-high speed shots. It has the “FAST” option.
You absolutely have to check out the stuff Cal Makes. We’re just goofing off in this video, but the guy is some type of glass wizard genius. It would make me happy if you bought something from him and he felt like the audience appreciated all the time he donated to this video. He basically gave me 2 entire nights of his entire shop.
I feel like we’re friends at this point, and he is open to the idea of doing more videos in the future and teach me more about what he knows about glass. Let’s make it worth his time.
I’m a HUGE FAN of the song Gordon wrote for this video. His landlord would really appreciated if you downloaded it so he could make rent this month.
It looks like he’s assembling a new album that I may like more than Mammals:
Show him some love.
This video involved about 2 months of research, and me reaching out to several individuals. I would like to thank everyone who took time out of their schedule to contribute to my wacky research. A big thanks to the following people:
My wife and kids. I’m sorry this took so long and I wasn’t the kind of active father I want to be during the 5 weeks it took to make this.
Dr. Martyn Poliakoff for getting me access to documents which details experiments on the Prince Rupert’s Drop by the Royal Society
http://rsnr.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/41/1/1.full.pdf+html (behind a pay wall)
Being able to calculate the failure front velocity of a Prince Rupert’s drop is a pretty big deal. For years this was a scientific mystery. High speed camera technology is only recently fast enough to provide data like this. Thanks to Vision Research for letting me use the V1610 to try to unravel this mystery for the public in general.
Rob Kuefner for reaching out to me and offering to convert certain equations into LaTeX format for me.
Dr. Jeff Evans from UAH. A friend and neighbor who just happens to have a PhD and be an expert in fracture mechanics. http://bit.ly/YLezDA Thank you for helping me by pointing me in the right direction in the early stages of my research. It’s time we hangout again.
Brian: thanks for letting me use your green screen and telling me about Orbix in the first place. I stayed up there til about 1 or 2 am two nights in a row acting stupid in front of of the camera all alone. Now that I look back at that footage without the context of this video, it’s all very strange.
Thanks to Loïc Samuel for taking time to make the custom TNT Degradation graphic!
P.S. There was some old guy walking around the track at the park when I was filming me jumping on the bridge railing. I’m pretty sure you kept walking until I was done just to make sure you wouldn’t have to take me to the hospital if I broke my leg. I’ll never meet you again, but I’m grateful for this kind gesture you didn’t know I noticed.
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