In the Blink of an Eye II – The Latest from the World of Extreme Slow Motion

Let us imagine that we could fast forward through some parts of our lives, or slow down great moments at will. This tantalizing game with the phenomenon of “time” has been casting its spell on people for thousands of years. With the two-part documentary The World of Extreme Slow Motion, Terra X advances once again into an unknown universe, one which can only be made visible by new camera techniques. In addition to various high-speed cameras, we also use extreme time-lapse technology. This way we can shorten infinitely slow processes – such as a plant growing or movement in outer space – to just a few seconds and make them perceptible to the human eye. Join us for magical moments! Enjoy the fascinating metamorphosis of a butterfly. Come along on an expedition to study sailfish, a fish that zooms through the ocean at 110 kilometers per hour. Immerse yourself in the world of circus acrobats and ballet dancers. Decode puzzling time phenomena together with top scientists, phenomena with which artists, musicians – and lovers – traditionally “keep time.” Travel deep into the past! The decathlete Pascal Behrenbruch tests a reconstruction of a 400,000-year-old spear, with surprising results.

Broadcast date 24. und 31. März 2013 um 19.30 Uhr im ZDF
Length 45'
Written and directed by: Dr. Luise Wagner
Editorial advisor: Sonja Trimbuch (ZDF)
Production: Ulrike Römhild
Line producer: Anke Meyer
Executive producer: Hartmut Klenke
Filming location: Deutschland