Video Challange: Rewind - Flowers from Will Munro on Vimeo.

Shot with a Sony mini-dv camera.Inspired by the example video, here is a way to make some flowers if pressed for time! I slowly deflated three balloons in my hand and then poured some water on my clenched fist. Then reversed the entire process with iMovie, et voila!


Kickflip SloMo Reverse from David Hicks on Vimeo.

MY first entry into Gizmodo's shooting challenge. I set up lights in my schools TV studio and recorded my friend doing kick flips, then slowing them down and reversing them.


Camera- Canon T2i
Settings- 1280x720 60fps

Gizmodo Rewind from Summer Clemmons on Vimeo.


Untitled from Malia Bence on Vimeo.

Building a Bagel- Rewind from Christian Cota on Vimeo.


Backwards Soccer from Alvaro Chagollan on Vimeo.

Getting Up and Going from Holden Sarda on Vimeo.

Submission for the Gizmodo Video Challenge, music is cut from Manolo Camp off of


Untitled from carlos zaragoza on Vimeo.


VideoChallenge Water Drain Reverse from Brian Tom on Vimeo.

Shot on a canon 7d
using a 50mm 1.4 lens

1280x720 60fps

reverse speed from -20% to -250%

iso 3200
shutter speed 1/8000


Espresso Rewind from JT McGrath on Vimeo.

In this video I take you from a finished cup of Espresso (which was delicious) backwards through the process of its creation.

From the finished cup it goes back through the adding of sugar, shooting the espresso, tamping, leveling the grind, adding the grind, grinding the beans, and ends with the bean selection.


I used my Canon t1i with Canon 18-200IS lens. I shot this in 720p and processed the clips/reversed the timing using Adobe After Effects CS5. Since I remember the last time I rewound a tape, it goes way faster than when played forward, I decided to time-warp the clips to speed them up slightly. Coloration was provided using Magic Bullet Colorista.

Stacking Cones from HTHMA on Vimeo.


marbles falling in water reversed from livy on Vimeo.

love Draw from Kadija Grant on Vimeo.

Reverse video


Untitled from Brianna Rocha on Vimeo.

Rewind from Monika Consunji on Vimeo.


Waterfall from Neil Baffert on Vimeo.

Rewind Video from Shoshannah Michaelsen on Vimeo.


Untitled from Austin Clapp on Vimeo.

Reverse engineering from Claude lee on Vimeo.

This is a small project I did for the REVERSE Gizmodo video challenge.

I wanted for my video to reverse the action without reversing the time continuity. To do so, I decided to shoot all my scenes in reverse and re - reverse them in post. Obviously the spinning top conception was only reversed once: in post.


I used a Canon 550D / T2i with a Sigma 30mm f/1.4 for all my shots and edited the final piece in Premiere Pro CS5.

Produced by: Claude lee Sadik
Music from: Bob Crosby - Big Noise From Winnetka
Assisted by : Anna Lee Maldonado
Actor: Jacques Sadik


Gizmodo Shooting Challenge_Reverse Coin from on Vimeo.

Shot on Panasonic GH1 at 60fps, conformed to 24p, edited in final cut pro. Shooting the coin was challenging- shutter speeds, shallow depths of field, and different frame rates were all interesting variables to manage while shooting with natural light. An elusive subject, it made for a fun shoot.


Like Watching Grass Grow from Anthony DiBenedetto on Vimeo.

Shot with the Canon T2i (1.8 50mm, F5.6, ISO 800), and the Shoot RS-60E3. This is the first time lapse I have shot with this camera and it was more or less just a test. The remote does not list the T2i (550D) as a compatible model, but like other reviewers on Amazon, I found no issues.


Flower Rewind Video from Ally Moder on Vimeo.

Siphon Filter from Daniel Jennings on Vimeo.

Shot using Canon T2i/550D w/kit lens using movie mode. Recorded at 720p and edited with iMovie (v 9.0.2).


Saw this contraption walking into my local coffee shop. Coffee siphon filter is essentially another way to brew coffee and in general thought that it was pretty cool and would make for a good subject shown in reverse. Interesting to see that instead of heating the water to boil it to the top, (like normal) in reverse looks like the heat is turned on to extract the water from the coffee.

The first time I tried to shoot it, it was @ the coffee shop and because it's naturally darker in there and also it was night outside, there was far to much grain/noise for my liking… I want quality. Props to Troy (Empresso Coffeehouse owner) for letting me borrow his imported siphon filter so I could take it home and make my own lil make shift studio back drop.


Phoenix Wax from Martin Lequeux—Gruninger on Vimeo.

The video of the hourglass, the light up, the light down and the smoke was shot with an iPhone 4. The Candle time-lapse part was shot using Canon EOS 40D, with a 20mm/F2.8 lens.
I used my iPhone as an intervalometer for the 40D, with the DSLR Camera Remote app.

The iPhone videos are in 720p and the time-lapse was saved with a lossless resolution, so I have a pretty big video of 36 seconds (approx 10Go) @3888*2592. My computer was really crying during the rendering process.


All the time-lapse images were processed with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to make the background look like an untouched dark, I used Premiere Pro to reverse, put all together, and make pan & zooms on the time-lapse part… The result was pretty amazing.

The hardest part for me was to find ideas, it's actually pretty hard to imagine something reversed without using slow-motion, and since I don't have the necessary material, I decided to make a time-lapse.
The candle for me was the best way to make something unusual, like something that is built from scratch by the fire.

The hourglass acts as a video progress-bar, but reversed. I wanted to play with gravity and fire.


I also want to mention every piece of hardware and software that allowed me to make this happen : Apple for the iPhone 4, Canon for the 40D, ononesoftware for the iOS DSLR Camera Remote, Adobe for Lightroom and Premiere Pro. Thanks guys.

Music : "Theme" from Jon Brion

Martin Lequeux—Gruninger for Gizmodo Video Challenge : Rewind


Un-Painter from Brendan Eaton on Vimeo.

Nikon D7000 w/ kit 18-105 @ ISO 500, various apertures.

Wasn't sure what to do for this challenge; shot lots of footage of bowling, the cat and the woodstove. In the midst of skim-coating my kitchen, I decided to do some color tests for possible wall treatments. And I thought that seeing the paint lift off the drywall could look neat. 45 minutes of shooting and a few hours of editing later, this is what i came up with.


It's O.k. Originally was cut to run 1:45, but after being sped up, doesn't work quite as well. Something funny about the aiff I exported from the MIDI file makes the soundtrack get trimmed instead of pitch shifted. I had fun making it regardless. Not sure I'll end up using those colors in the kitchen.

Spring 180 from Travis Marshall on Vimeo.

Here in New England we finally rid ourselves of the snow pack that's been on the ground since December, and the balmy weather is almost intoxicating.


As any true New Englander knows, however, this sneak peak of Spring is only temporary. We're bound to have another storm or two before Winter is over.

I thought about doing time lapse to show the easy reversal of the thaw, but ended up at a state park over the weekend where the full range of Spring was in full view, depending on where you looked.

Shot on a Canon 60D with a Sigma 17-70 zoom lens.


3-3-2011 KPHX in reverse Gizmodo Video challenge Scott Riel from Scott Riel on Vimeo.

Timelapse (in reverse) over looking Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The airplanes are taking off from 7L. Taken on 3-3-2011 from 10:07am - 10:48am. In total 41 planes take off in a span of 41 minutes. The takeoff roll starts 5.25 miles away from our vantage point. Shot with canon 7d 100-400 @400mm full frame photos cropped to 25%. Sorry I don't have any cool music for this video.


Reverse Pool Day from Simone Berger on Vimeo.

Shot on a Canon point and shoot. I had to walk into the pool backward to make it look like I was coming out completely dry. Don't be fooled by the sunny sky or palm trees, that water was freezing. Also, swimming backwards is hard enough, but playing it in reverse makes it look really awkward!


Chasing Smoke from Ryan Emond on Vimeo.

First of all, I gotta say don't smoke. It'll kill ya dead! There was a lot of trial and error involved in shooting this. Getting the cigarette to burn properly was an issue and then processing it at a high enough resolution was a whole other problem in itself because of the lack of ram in my computer. I decided to go with the cigarette because I wanted to capture something burning, I figured the results of the cigarette regenerating from ash would be pretty impressive. I was surprised to see how much the cigarette moved around upon completion of the video. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for watching.

Nikon D700
NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
Post process: Adobe premiere

Song: Elaquent- Chasing Amy

Gizmodo Video Challenge : Rewind


The Usual from Charlie Dwyer on Vimeo.

Here I am, once again submitting a coffee-themed Gizmodo Challenge entry. I'm clearly obsessed. I find reverse video a great way to display a process in an interesting way, particularly when combined with time remapping and a single cut. A great deal of footage can be packed into a very short amount of time, while still allowing emphasis on the most interesting parts. The final product is featured first in the video, followed by the process of its creation, ending by putting the entire thing in context. The process in this case was the creation of my morning cappuccino.

The staff at Comet Coffee here in Ann Arbor was nice enough to allow me behind the counter with my camera before they opened on Saturday morning. The entire process was captured in a single take, starting with a friend filming another friend walking into the shop. He passed the camera over to the counter to me (waiting at the cash register), and I filmed over the barista's shoulder as he made a cappuccino from beginning to end.


Initially I planned to film this on a Canon 7d for its more forgiving depth of field and extra slow 60 fps, but it wasn't able to handle the low light of the early morning. I ended up filming on a Canon 5dII, using the excellent 24-105 F4/L image stabilized, along with a Zacuto Z-Finder and Target Shooter. Settings were 1600 iso, f4, 30 frames per second, and 1/30 shutter speed. Editing was done in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, and color grading was done with Magic Bullet Looks. Just for the record, let me say that time remapping a single 2 minute clip like this is a nightmare in Premiere.