This epic 4k film captures the beauty of lightning at 1,000FPS

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Photographer and filmmaker Dustin Farrell spent the summer chasing lightning with a $110,000 Phantom Flex4K high-speed camera. What resulted was this 4K short film, titled “Transient,” that shows the epic beauty of lightning in 1,000fps slow motion.

Farrell writes that he spent over 30 days traveling over 20,000 miles this summer in search of storms. Most of the footage in this film was shot in Arizona in 1,000fps uncompressed raw.

This footage is so amazing, I’m tempted to call it fake. But it’s not and it’s spectacular.



  • This is a great introduction to some of Dustin Farrell’s other work at 1,000FPS. (Ahem.)

  • James Hughes

    We live.. on an amazing planet.

  • Brandon

    Awesome!