Slow Motion filming is an effect in film making that is done by making time seem as if it has been slowed down. 'slowmo'.
Normally this style is achieved when each film frame is captured at a rate much faster than it will be played back. When replayed at normal speed, time appears to be moving slower. This then has a major effect on the way that the film is viewed and the reaction that people have when viewing the film.
How Slow Motion Works
There are a few ways in which slow motion ' slow mo ' can be achieved in modern cinematography. Both of these involve a camera and a projector. A projector refers to a classical film projector in a movie theater, but the same simple rules apply to a television screen and any other device that displays a number of images at a constant frame rate.
One of the techniques that is regularly used is called over cranking and this is done by leaving a time gap in between each frame which make the film seen slower and therefor gives the effect of slow motion.